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Over the summer we were lucky enough to travel. A LOT. One of my favorite mini vacations was visiting my Aunt in sunny St. George. The weather was amazing which was a bonus because it was pouring rain up north by our home! I wasn’t too sad to say goodbye to those nasty rain clouds and hello to that beautiful sunshine! We spent most of the week swimming and enjoying some quality family time, but my favorite moments were in the morning when we got to brew single serving cups of coffee! I haven’t been able to do that in years and man do I miss waking up to a cup of Joe.
Have any of you used those cute single serving cup machines like the Keurig? I’m having mixed feelings on the fact that they only make one cup at a time, but it was just so easy and convenient. We found Maxwell House Single Serving Cups at the local Dollar General for an unbeatable low price and had to stock up. They had all three of our favorite flavors (house blend, French roast, and breakfast blend) so why not keep extra’s on hand?
I was sad to say goodbye to that wonderful machine. So when my hubby came home we decided to fix my coffee cravings with a sweet treat that took all of ten minutes!
I’ve never been lucky enough to try out a chocolate covered bean until now. I feel like I have just opened up a door of endless possibilities! The quality of chocolate is really important here. Because this recipe is so simple you’ll need to spend a little more on the good stuff. I’m sure you could use regular chocolate chips, but the flavor isn’t going to be as rich.
If you really want to push things over the edge, try stirring in a little pure vanilla before you add the beans. I could eat this entire batch on my own! I’m glad my husband was around to help me polish them off!
- 3 oz good quality dark or milk chocolate
- 1/2-1 cup roasted coffee beans
- Melt your chocolate over a double boiler. If you don't have one you can use a glass or metal pan over a regular ol' pot of boiling water.
- Remove your chocolate from the heat and stir in the beans. Remove with a fork, tapping to get rid of excess chocolate, and place on wax paper.
- Allow to harden for at least 4 hours.