Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Make-at-Home Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

We found another cure for those dreary days when getting out of bed seems impossible, or you need that midday pick-me-up: chocolate covered coffee beans. Not only are they quick and easy to make, they taste delicious and give you a little extra boost. And we're all about that.

So let's get started . . .

First, you have to create a double boiler on your stovetop. We used a pot filled with water and placed a bowl on top. Once you have that set up, pour some chocolate chips into the bowl or top part of your boiler. You can use as many chocolate chips as you'd like, but we found out it doesn't take too many.

Stir the chocolate chips and add a bit of butter in with them while you stir. It will take a few minutes for them all to melt - or not, if you put less in than we did. Once they're melted, remove the double boiler from the stovetop and place on a potholder on your counter or table.

Grab your coffee beans, some spoons and a plate and let's get dipping! We just sprinkled the coffee beans on top of the melted chocolate and gently rolled one bean at a time around in the chocolate until it was completely covered.

Once the beans were covered in chocolate to our satisfaction, we dropped them onto a plate. Here's the one thing you should do that we did not - put some wax paper down on that plate first. Trust us, it will be better in the end and you won't have to pry the beans off the plate after they've cooled.

After your plate is filled with little chocolate drops, stick it in the freezer so they can harden. Again, this didn't take any time at all. And if you took our advice about the wax paper, it will be no time at all from when you take them out of the freezer to when you're enjoying their goodness. Bon appetite!

--Becky and Alissa
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