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    How to Make Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

    How to Make Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

    by Alex Brecher October 19, 2022

    Chocolate-covered coffee beans have two of the most scrumptious ingredients on the planet. Combining them makes an irresistible delicacy. When you add coffee to chocolate, the flavors become more intense and satisfying. Now, you can make your own chocolate-covered coffee beans!

    Is it really worth it to make your own? Yes! First, be assured that it’s pretty simple. There’s nothing to worry about! When you make your own coffee beans, you don’t just save money. You get these benefits.

    • Bragging rights - because let’s face it, it’s pretty impressive to be able to serve or gift your own homemade chocolate-covered coffee beans.
    • Fun - it really is!
    • Choices - you can make your chocolate-covered coffee beans with whatever kind of chocolate you want, and you get to choose how much caffeine and acid they have.

    Here’s how to go about making chocolate-covered coffee beans.

    Choosing Your Coffee Beans

    First, you need some coffee beans. Alex’s Low Acid Organic Coffee comes in Whole Bean versions of Regular, Decaf, and Half Caff. We also have a Rise and Shine blend of beans that’s just as scrumptious. All of our coffee beans are USDA certified organic and perfectly fresh. Since it’s lower in acid, it’s less bitter and nicer as a dessert than higher-acid coffee.

    Types of Chocolate to Use

    Another nifty thing about making your own chocolate-covered coffee beans is that you get to choose what kind of chocolate you use! Dark chocolate is classic and super scrumptious, but there’s no need to limit yourself. Milk chocolate and white chocolate are also delightful. Since they’re sweeter, they can contrast nicely with the coffee beans.

    Low-Acid Options

    Chocolate and coffee are both known for being acidic. If that’s a problem for you, choose a low-acid coffee for this recipe, such as Alex’s Low Acid Organic Coffee. You can further limit the acidity by using Decaf coffee and choosing milk or white chocolate, which are lower in acid than dark chocolate.

    More Variations

    You can put more twists on this recipe by adding one or two ingredients, such as the following.

    • Adding a couple of drops of vanilla extract to the melted chocolate.
    • Mixing cinnamon into the melted chocolate.
    • Mixing diced dried cherries into the melted chocolate.
    • Sprinkling chopped peanuts or walnuts on the covered coffee beans before the chocolate hardens.
    • Sprinkling on cocoa powder over the covered coffee beans as the chocolate is hardening.

    Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

    Makes 8 servings


    • 1 ½ cups of high-quality roasted coffee beans, such as Alex’s Low Acid Organic Coffee
    • 1 ½ cups of dark or other chocolate, or about 8 ounces of chocolate chips


    1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, then turn off the heat.
    2. Stir in the coffee beans and toss them until they are completely coated with chocolate.
    3. Use a spoon to scoop them up and place them on wax paper, separating them as much as possible.
    4. Keep them at room temperature as they cool. Let them rest for 2 hours.
    5. Enjoy them!

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