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Test Kitchen Approved

Chocolate Brew Beans

Recipe By Dia Sikorski, Savory Spice—Bend, OR

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

5 Minutes

Recipe By Dia Sikorski, Savory Spice—Bend, OR

A little messy but a lot of fun to make, these caffeinated nibbles are great for holiday gifts or party favors.

Serving Suggestions

Serve as is or use for garnish/decoration on desserts.

Recipe Notes

From recipe author: “These beans are great for packaging up as gifts or party favors in cellophane bags or decorative glass jars. Keep some in your desk drawer or on the coffee table for a caffeinated treat.”


1.5 cups whole roasted coffee beans (of your choice)

1 cups dark or semisweet chocolate chips

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe


In microwave or using a double boiler, melt chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in coffee beans, coating all beans with chocolate. In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, Baker's Brew and honey powder. One tablespoon at time, drop chocolate coated beans into cocoa blend and toss them with a slotted spoon or fork until beans are coated well and separated. Place cocoa coated beans into a mesh strainer and gently sift over another bowl to remove excess powder. Transfer cocoa coated beans to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Continue process with the remaining wet chocolate beans. As needed, combine the two bowls of cocoa powder blend together in one bowl to keep enough dry blend for tossing the beans. Let the finished cocoa covered beans set completely before storing in a covered container.