Irresistible Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans Recipe

Are you looking for a sweet and satisfying treat to elevate your coffee game? Look no further than the Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans Recipe! This recipe is super easy to make and only requires a handful of ingredients, but the end result is a delicious union of dark chocolate and the bold flavor of espresso beans.

As a barista, I can tell you that there are few things more satisfying than a perfectly crafted cup of coffee. But sometimes, you need a little something extra to take your coffee experience to the next level. Enter chocolate-covered espresso beans! These bite-sized treats pack a punch of caffeine and flavor that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

In this recipe article, I will walk you through the steps to make your own chocolate-covered espresso beans at home. Not only will you be able to impress your friends and family with a homemade treat, but you’ll also get to enjoy the rich taste of dark chocolate and the energizing power of espresso in every bite.

Trust me, once you try this recipe, it’s hard to go back to plain old coffee. So grab your ingredients and let’s get started on making some delectable chocolate-covered espresso beans!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans
Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

If you’re a coffee lover, this recipe is going to be your new best friend. Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans are a must-try. If you’re looking for a coffee snack that is quick and easy to make, then you should definitely give this recipe a try. Here’s why you’ll love it:

First of all, who doesn’t love the delicious combination of chocolate and coffee? It’s like they were made for each other. When you make this recipe, the result is a wonderful blend of sweet and bitter that will excite your taste buds.

Secondly, this recipe is super easy to make. You only need four ingredients; espresso beans, chocolate chips or chocolate bars (dark or milk chocolate), cocoa powder and espresso coffee. You’ll just melt the chocolate, stir in the espresso powder and/or cocoa powder, mix in the espresso beans and voila! Your delicious Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans are ready to enjoy.

Thirdly, this recipe can be easily customized to fit your mood and preferences. If you prefer dark or milk chocolate, use whichever one suits you most. If you’re out of espresso beans or want something different, you can easily swap them with coated coffee beans or even nuts like almonds or pecans.

Lastly, this snack is not only delicious but also an instant energy boost for those sluggish afternoons at work or school. Just pop a few pieces into your mouth and feel the caffeine kick in as you power through the rest of your day.

Overall, it’s an easy-to-make treat that satisfies both your coffee and chocolate cravings. So go ahead, indulge a little!

Ingredient List

 Start your day with a chocolaty and energizing treat
Start your day with a chocolaty and energizing treat

Here is what you’ll need to make Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans Recipe:


  • 1 cup espresso beans
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate bar
  • Parchment paper

Ingredient Notes:

  • Espresso Beans: I prefer using whole bean espresso coffee and grinding them at home for the freshest taste. However, pre-ground espresso works just as well.
  • Chocolate: Use high-quality chocolate for best results. Dark chocolate is preferred because of its intense flavor, but you can also use milk chocolate if desired.
  • Parchment Paper: Make sure to have some parchment paper handy to prevent the beans from sticking to the surface when they dry.

This recipe is super easy to make, and all of the ingredients are readily available at your local grocery store or coffee shop.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect snack for all coffee lovers
The perfect snack for all coffee lovers

Let’s get down to business and make some delicious chocolate-covered espresso beans!


  • 1 cup of dark chocolate (or milk chocolate for a sweeter taste)
  • 1/2 cup of roasted espresso beans
  • Cocoa powder (optional)


  1. First, we’re going to melt the chocolate. There are two easy methods:
  2. The microwave method: Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until melted.
  3. The stovetop method: Heat the chocolate in a saucepan on low heat, stirring constantly until melted.

  4. Once the chocolate has melted, stir in the espresso beans until they are evenly coated with the chocolate.

  5. Next, spread a sheet of parchment paper over a baking sheet.

  6. Using a fork or spoon, scoop out small clusters of chocolate covered espresso beans onto the parchment paper.

  7. If you want to add extra flavor and texture to your chocolate-covered espresso beans, dust them with cocoa powder while they are still wet.

  8. Allow the beans to cool and harden for about an hour at room temperature or 15 minutes in the fridge.

  9. Finally, store your homemade chocolate-covered espresso beans in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks or in the fridge for up to a month.

Now you have super easy and delicious homemade dark chocolate-covered espresso beans. Perfect as a snack or an after-dinner treat!

Substitutions and Variations

 Give yourself a little pick-me-up with these crunchy bites
Give yourself a little pick-me-up with these crunchy bites

As much as I love a classic chocolate-covered espresso bean recipe, sometimes it’s fun to mix it up and try out different variations. Here are some ideas for substitutions and variations that will take your chocolate-covered coffee beans to the next level.

1. Dark Chocolate – If you’re a fan of dark chocolate, try using it instead of milk chocolate. Dark chocolate has a slightly bitter taste that pairs well with the bitterness of espresso coffee. Plus, it’s healthier than milk chocolate because it has less sugar and is richer in antioxidants.

2. Cocoa Powder – If you want to sprinkle some extra flavor on your chocolate-covered espresso beans, try dusting them with cocoa powder before the chocolate hardens. This adds an extra layer of decadence to the treat.

3. Homemade Chocolate Dipped – While using store-bought chocolate chips or bars is incredibly convenient, making your own melted chocolate is super easy too! Just melt some equal parts of finely chopped dark or milk chocolate and heavy cream together over low heat in a saucepan or in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals stirring until the chocolate melted.

4. Flavored Espresso Beans – There are so many flavored varieties of espresso beans available that you can experiment with different tastes like vanilla or caramel; switch up the flavor profile any time you’re looking for something new.

5. Substitute Coffee Beans – Instead of using espresso coffee beans exclusively, try experimenting with various types of regular coffee beans like Sumatra or Colombian. The flavor notes from various coffee beans we have at our services would enrich the flavor profiles of your recipe.

Try these substitutions and variations on your next batch of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and watch how they transform into an even more decadent treat! As always, feel free to combine different options to create unique flavors that reflect your preferences perfectly.

Serving and Pairing

 Double the buzz with chocolate and espresso together
Double the buzz with chocolate and espresso together

Are you ready to indulge in a rich and satisfying treat? Because this chocolate covered espresso beans recipe is going to wow your taste buds! Once you’ve made these delectable bites, let me show you how to best serve and pair them.

Serving Suggestions:

These chocolate-covered espresso beans are the perfect bite-sized snack that pack a powerful punch of flavor. I suggest serving them on top of cupcakes, brownies or cakes for an added crunch. You can also toss them into a bowl to make a fun and easy party snack.

Pairing Ideas:

Since the espresso coffee is at the center of this recipe, it only makes sense to pair these treats with your favorite cup of coffee! Whether it’s a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee or an iced latte, the combination is simply heavenly. The bitterness from the coffee perfectly complements the sweetness from the chocolate coating. Plus, it makes for a super easy dessert pairing!

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing dark chocolate covered espresso beans with red wine. The tannins in the wine match perfectly with the bitterness of the espresso creating delicious contrast.


With so many ways to serve and pair this chocolate covered espresso beans recipe, there’s no excuse not to whip up a batch today! These little delights will bring joy and satisfaction as they melt in your mouth and give you an extra boost of energy for your day ahead.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Bold coffee flavors wrapped in a chocolatey package
Bold coffee flavors wrapped in a chocolatey package

Once your chocolate-covered espresso beans have cooled and set, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month. However, you want to make sure that they are kept away from heat sources and direct sunlight as it can cause the chocolate to melt or discolor.

If you are planning to make them ahead of time, keep in mind that they do take some time to set fully. So, it’s best to plan accordingly and make them at least a day before you need them.

If you have leftover chocolate-covered espresso beans, don’t worry. These treats are perfect for snacking on throughout the day or adding to your morning cup of coffee. However, if you find yourself with more than you can handle, you can freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. When ready to consume, let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before enjoying.

To reheat your chocolate-covered espresso beans (if needed), do so slowly and gently over low heat. You can use either a double boiler or a microwave-safe bowl and heat the beans in 10-second intervals while stirring until they reach your desired temperature.

Whether you’re making these dark chocolate-covered espresso beans for a quick energy boost or indulging in a sweet treat, they’re sure to be a hit. With these tips for storing and reheating in mind, your homemade snack will stay fresh and delicious for weeks.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A delicious way to get your caffeine fix
A delicious way to get your caffeine fix

Let’s face it, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as biting into a perfectly made chocolate-covered espresso bean. With just the right balance of chocolate and coffee, it’s a snack that will keep you energized for hours. But while the recipe may seem simple enough, there are a few tips and recommendations that can take your chocolate-covered espresso beans from good to great.

Firstly, make sure your ingredients are at room temperature before you begin. This means taking your coffee beans out of the fridge and letting them come to room temperature. When ingredients are at room temperature, they blend better and produce a smoother texture.

When melting the chocolate, use a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in 15-20 second intervals stirring after each interval. This process allows the chocolate to melt evenly without becoming too hot or burning. You can also melt chocolate using a double boiler on low heat or warming slowly in a saucepan over low heat until the chocolate melts completely.

To give your chocolate-covered espresso beans an extra pop of flavor, consider adding cocoa powder to your melted chocolate before coating the beans. The combination of cocoa powder and dark chocolate makes for an indulgent treat that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

And lastly, be patient when it comes to letting your chocolate-coated coffee beans set. To avoid clumping or uneven distribution of the coating, ensure that each bean is coated evenly with chocolate and then place them onto a parchment paper-lined sheet pan to set for about 30 minutes or until firm.

By following these tips and recommendations, you can make homemade chocolate dipped espresso beans that are truly top-notch in taste, texture and quality.


Now, it’s time to answer some frequently asked questions that many of you may have about this chocolate-covered espresso bean recipe. Whether you’re a seasoned barista or a newbie in the kitchen, these answers will help you get the most out of your chocolate-coated coffee beans. From understanding the best substitutions to learning how long they last, read on for some helpful tips and tricks. Let’s dive in!

How many chocolate covered espresso beans is equal to a cup of coffee?

To estimate how many chocolate covered espresso beans are equivalent to a cup of coffee, we need to consider the amount of caffeine present in each. A cup of coffee usually has a caffeine content of 95-100mg, whereas an espresso bean contains about 6mg of caffeine. Based on this, we can calculate that consuming 16-17 chocolate covered espresso beans would provide approximately the same amount of caffeine as a standard cup of coffee.

Can you brew chocolate covered espresso beans?

When adding chocolate-coated candy to your coffee grounds, it’s important to be mindful of the potential issues that may arise. The chocolate could melt at a slow pace, potentially causing a filter blockage and creating a messy overflow of hot, sticky liquid. Additionally, if the candy is old and roasted, it may not result in the best tasting coffee.

Do you eat the bean in chocolate covered espresso beans?

It is true that coffee beans can be consumed as food. When roasted and coated with chocolate, these beans are a popular snack among coffee enthusiasts. This is because the beans are actually the seeds of the coffee plant.

What do chocolate covered espresso beans do?

For those who are not fans of the strong taste of whole coffee beans, chocolate-covered coffee beans can be a great alternative. These beans are coated in dark chocolate to mellow out the flavor and create a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess. It’s no wonder why they are such a popular choice!

Bottom Line

And there you have it, a delicious recipe for chocolate-covered espresso beans! By following the steps outlined in our recipe, you can make these sweet treats at home with ease.

With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can enjoy the intense flavor of coffee and the indulgent sweetness of chocolate, all in one bite. And don’t forget about the many variations you can try: from dark to milk chocolate, to adding cocoa powder or even dipping into espresso coffee. The possibilities are endless!

So why not give this recipe a try and impress your friends and family with your newfound barista skills? Or better yet, treat yourself to a homemade chocolate-coated coffee bean as a pick-me-up during the day. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

As a barista, my goal is to help people fall in love with coffee and understand how simple it is to make a perfect cup at home. This recipe is just one example of how easy it can be to create a delicious and unique coffee experience on your own. I hope this recipe inspires you to get creative in your own kitchen and experiment with different flavors and textures.

Thank you for joining me on this culinary journey. Remember: life is too short for bad coffee – so brew up something great today!

Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans Recipe

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Global
Servings 5 dozen
Calories 244.4 kcal


  • 9 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon espresso beans


  • Place espresso beans about 1 inch apart on a piece of aluminum foil.
  • In a saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  • Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon chocolate over each espresso bean.
  • Cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
  • If desired, wrap each candy in a foil wrapper.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 256gCalories: 244.4kcalCarbohydrates: 32.2gProtein: 2.1gFat: 15.3gSaturated Fat: 9.1gSodium: 5.6mgFiber: 3gSugar: 27.8g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Candy, Dessert, Easy
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