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101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

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Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

This is a fun gift for the chocolate-and-coffee lover in your life!

Chocolate-covered espresso beans are easy to make, and you can easily add a little variety by doing several batches in different types of chocolate and then mixing the beans together once dried.

Note that homemade chocolate-covered espresso beans won’t be perfectly round and shiny like those you buy in the store (although I think these have way more character since you can actually see the shape of the bean). Still, you can temper your chocolate for a shinier coating if that’s what you’re after.


  • 4 oz. milk, white or dark chocolate
  • 1-1/2 cups roasted espresso beans


Line the counter with parchment paper.

Heat chocolate in a double boiler until melted, stirring frequently. It’s important to use a dry bowl and spoon and avoid getting any water in your chocolate. Even a single drop will mess up your chocolate!

Add espresso beans to the melted chocolate, a handful at a time, stirring until the beans are well-coated.

Scoop up the beans with a wooden spoon and use a fork to drop them onto the parchment paper one at a time so that they’re not touching.

Let the chocolate harden completely, and then transfer it to a tightly sealed container.

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