Chocolate covered coffee beans are one of the easiest recipes that can be made easily at home. All you need is coffee beans, melted chocolate and a little cocoa powder. Although the ingredients for a chocolate covered coffee recipe are simple, it has many different recipes and flavors.
I will teach you some simple and well-known recipes that I learned from my relatives, friends, and especially my grandmother. These recipes are so simple that they won’t require a lot of materials, not even a lot of time. The result of these recipes is always a wonderful amount of coffee beans covered with chocolate, which gives you energy and enough caffeine for a whole day.
Main Chocolate Types To Be Used With Coffee Beans
Before we start preparing, you must determine the type of chocolate you want to cover the coffee beans in. Currently, there are four types of chocolate that can be used with coffee beans. These are dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate and ruby chocolate. I will give you a simple overview of each type of chocolate so that you can more easily determine what you want.
Dark Chocolate: Chocolate chunks are dark and rich in chocolate flavor. It is a wonderful choice and preferred by many people because of its color and very wonderful taste.
Milk chocolate: It is creamy chocolate to a large extent, due to the inclusion of milk in the composition of this chocolate.
White Chocolate: White chocolate bars are made of sugar, milk, and cocoa butter. The color of the chocolate pieces is pure white, creating a wonderful contrast with the darker coffee beans.
Ruby Chocolate: These chocolate bars are very special because of their wonderful pink color. Often used in happy occasions such as weddings and birthday parties.
The previous types of chocolate fall under a lot of chocolate flavors. Like cherry chocolate, hazelnut chocolate, and even banana chocolate. The options are very many and completely open to you.
CAUTION: The chocolate covered coffee beans are crisp, crunchy and very tasty. Hence, it is highly addictive. You should take care of your health and determine the appropriate amount to eat.
Just like the diverse types of coffee beans, each chocolate variety brings its own distinct taste. To learn more about coffee bean types and how they compare, read our comprehensive guide: Exploring Cocoa vs Coffee Flavor.
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Preparing Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
I will now show you the most famous and easiest to prepare chocolate covered coffee bean recipe. You can prepare this recipe at home or in a travel trailer. I always prefer to start preparing with my young children. First start by preparing these ingredients on the kitchen table:
1 cup of roasted coffee.
1 cup of prepared dark chocolate for melting. (approx. 100gm of chocolate chips)
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
Paper filter or waxed paper.
Double boiler (contains two rooms on top of each other).
Optional additions: powdered sugar, ground nuts, coconut, berry powder.
First Step – Roasting The Coffee Beans:
You can roast the coffee beans on a light to medium-dark setting. This degree is appropriate if you want to combine it with chocolate. I do not recommend roasting the coffee to darker degrees because it will become brittle and break down easily.
Second Step – Melting The Chocolate:
You can melt the chocolate using a double boiler or a saucepan placed over a pot of boiling water. Put water in the bottom pot and heat it until the water vapor starts to rise. Put the chocolate in the upper pot and let it melt due to the heat generated by steam.
The chocolate will be melted until very creamy. Make sure that the pot on top does not come in direct contact with the water below. Here we will rely on water vapor to melt the chocolate. During this process, stir the chocolate continuously so that it does not burn.
Step Three – Mix The Coffee Beans From The Chocolate:
Put the coffee beans in the saucepan containing the melted chocolate. Stir at normal speed. Keep stirring until the coffee beans are completely covered with chocolate on all sides.
Step Four – Filter The Excess From The Chocolate:
Extract the chocolate-covered coffee beans and place them on a paper filter or waxed paper. Gently lift each coffee bean using a fork or spoon and let the excess chocolate fall off.
This step helps to get rid of as much excess chocolate as possible. You can do this by scraping the excess chocolate around the chocolate-covered coffee beans using a spoon, fork, or the like.
Step Five – Waiting For The Coffee Beans To Cool:
Wait about two hours for the chocolate-covered coffee beans to cool. Put the chocolate-covered coffee beans in a moderately cold place, such as the refrigerator. Do not put chocolate-covered coffee beans during this period in a very cold refrigerator or a place that is very cold or humid. After the coffee beans have cooled, the chocolate pieces will become solid. Get rid of the large solid chocolate pieces.
Step Six – Sprinkle Cocoa On The Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans:
You can sprinkle cocoa powder on the coffee beans in the way you prefer. For me, I divide my coffee beans into four parts. Sprinkle cocoa on the first part and then place the second part on top of it. I sprinkle cocoa on the second part, and then put the third part on top of it, and so on.
After that, you can add optional toppings such as coconut, hazelnut, berry powder, or any other flavor you prefer. You can add powdered sugar, but I do not recommend that. Also, don’t add too many optional extras. But add a small amount until you reach the flavor that you like.
Now you can have coffee beans covered in chocolate and they are very tasty. You can eat it on happy occasions with family and friends, or as a snack before main meals. Some treat it as they treat nuts, as many prefer to put it on ice cream. Chocolate covered coffee beans give instant energy to the human body.
A Chocolate Covered Coffee Contains 3 To 5 mg Of Caffeine
When the coffee beans are green, the amount of caffeine is relatively high. But when roasted, the caffeine content decreases, as well as the other nutrients found in the coffee bean. When you put chocolate on coffee beans, the amount of caffeine increases proportionally. This is because chocolate contains an amount of caffeine.
It is difficult to determine how much caffeine is in chocolate-covered coffee beans. To know the correct number of caffeine, it is necessary to know the amount of caffeine in roasted coffee beans. Plus the caffeine in chocolate. Thus, you find the amount of caffeine found in coffee beans covered with chocolate. This amount usually ranges from three to five milligrams of caffeine in a single chocolate-covered coffee bean.
Note: The amount of caffeine in a single coffee bean is an inaccurate measure. It is best to measure more than ten coffee beans. According to the results of the US Department of Agriculture, the amount of caffeine in ten coffee beans is 130 milligrams of caffeine.
Comparing Caffeine in Chocolate vs Coffee: A Closer Look
To truly understand the caffeine content in chocolate-covered coffee beans, it’s essential to delve into the comparisons between caffeine levels in chocolate and coffee. According to an insightful article by CoffeeScan, “Comparing Caffeine in Chocolate vs Coffee”, we can uncover surprising differences in caffeine content between these two beloved treats.
Keep Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans In An Airtight Place
If you make a large amount of chocolate covered coffee beans or do not want to consume them at the moment. You have to keep it in a tightly closed place and put it in a moderately cold place such as the refrigerator. It is preferable to store it in a tightly closed glass container so that no air enters it at all. You can keep this glass container in the refrigerator for a period not exceeding two weeks. After two weeks it is preferable to get rid of them.
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