Chocolate covered nuts and coffee beans by the handfuls (and mouthfuls) are a healthier snack alternative.

Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Chocolate Covered Nuts and Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans are perfect for those coffee lovers who prefer a stronger flavor in their deluxe sweets. They are a zillion different types of nuts you can dip in chocolate, not to mention raisins and other dried fruit. You can take him a diffent type of nut every other week for a month. Tell him it's his special month. Or surprise her with an even more unique idea-
chocolate covered espresso beans!!

You can buy chocolate covered nuts or coffee beans in bulk online if you'd like the gift to last a long time or a smaller amount. You can have a few different kinds sent at once. Or you could try a recipe below. :)

Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

  • 1 cup roasted coffee beans
  • 4 oz chocolate pieces
  • 3 tbs cocoa powder

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler until liquid and smooth.
  2. Drop in a handful of beans, and stir them around. Scoop them out with a spoon, and set them out on waxed paper. Keep them separate. Continue until all the beans are covered. Let them harden a little, but not completely.
  3. Roll the chocolate beans in the cocoa powder, and then let them finish hardening.
  4. They will harden overnight, or if you are in a hurry, you can freeze them for about half an hour. Once hard, they won't stick together and can be stored in any air-tight container.


Easy Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

  • 1/2 cup espresso beans
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. In a medium sized bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds or so, until creamy. Stir in coffee beans until completely covered.
  2. Spread on a sheet of wax paper. Allow to cool on counter for 10-15 minutes, then place in freezer.
  3. Once completely hardened, break apart


Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters

Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters

  • 7-8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 lb. roasted peanuts

  1. Melt chocolate in bowl over hot water. Remove from heat. Add peanuts, stir well. Drop from
    teaspoon onto waxed paper.
  2. Refrigerate for 12 hours. Store in cool place.


Chocolate Covered Roasted Almonds

  • 12 ounces (3/4 pound) of dark chocolate couverture (confectioner's chocolate)
  • 12 ounces (3/4 pound) of roasted almonds, unsalted - whole or coarsely ground

  1. Break the chocolate into chunks and melt over low heat in the top of a double boiler, stirring frequently. (Temper if desired.)
  2. Stir in roasted almonds until evenly coated. Drop by teaspoon or tablespoonful on parchment paper or wax paper.
  3. Allow to cool for 2-4 hours or until chocolate is hard.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Pecans

Chocolate Covered Pecans

Yuum! That’s all I could say after I made this batch. These make great gifts for him and for anyone that likes nuts. Actually I don’t even think they have to like nuts to enjoy this treat, just chocolate. Whoever you give ‘em to will love them. They’re that good! Just make sure you save some for yourself!

This pictorial guide will make it easier for you to make this tasty treat. In fact you can make any recipes for chocolate covered nuts or coffee beans the same way.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bag of Milk Chocolate Morsels or Chips (12 ounces)
  • 1 Tablespoons of Cooking Oil
  • 1 Can of Pecans (unsalted)

Supplies:

  • Large Baking Sheet
  • Wax Paper
  • Cooking Spray
  • Slotted Spoon
  • Sealed Plastic Container

Pecans for Dipping into Chocolate


Melt Chocolate in Double Boiler

1. Line baking sheet with wax paper. Add water to bottom of double boiler and bring to simmer. Add chocolate morsels and oil. Stir until smooth.

TIP: You can also melt chocolate in a medium-sized, microwavable bowl instead of the double boiler. Melt chocolate for one minute the first time. Once chocolate morsels show signs of melting stir them until smooth. If the chocolate liquid still has some lumps heat chocolate again in microwave ten seconds more. Stir again until smooth.


Add Pecans to Melted Chocolate


Stir Pecans in Melted Chocolate


Pecans Coated with Chocolate

2. Keep stirring. Add entire can of pecans. Stir until they are completely coated by chocolate.


Drop Chocolate Covered Pecans onto Baking Sheet

3. Remove double boiler from heat. Spray wax paper with cooking spray. Then remove pecans with slotted spoon onto baking sheet. Move pecans around with spoon to separate them so they don’t clump together after hardening.


Cooled Chocolate Covered Nuts


Pack Chocolate Covered Pecans in Plastic Container

4. Place in refrigerator for at least a half hour to cool. Remove pecans from sheet into plastic container lined with wax paper. Then seal container and store in room temperature until ready to serve. Keep for a week to two weeks at most.

Another deluxe candy gift ready for someone to enjoy!

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