Gourmet White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans Recipe

Gourmet White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans Recipe

Last updated on October 26th, 2023 at 20:20

When you are looking for a great white chocolate covered espresso beans recipe, you might as well go all in and use Belgian white chocolate and volcanic peaberry espresso beans for a true gourmet experience.

This article focuses on the subject of white chocolate-covered espresso beans, a gourmet recipe and where you can buy them should you not be the cooking type.

Keep reading and enjoy this article.

What Are White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans?

White chocolate-covered coffee beans are a sweet treat confection that is made by coating espresso roasted coffee beans with white chocolate.

The confections are made predominantly with espresso coffee beans as they are roasted to a higher level and are more brittle than beans that are of lower roast profile.

The type of white chocolate used can vary from regular to gourmet milk chocolate and high-quality gourmet chocolate that is super delicious.

What Are White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

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White Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans Recipe

This recipe is easy to make and needs only two ingredients, both of which you can find anywhere online or your local grocery store. There is absolutely no need for you to run around town trying to find crazy ingredients that are hard to find.

If you do want to get exotic with your coffee beans, you can easily track down Volcanic espresso beans from any location of origin on Amazon. Volcanic beans have more nutrients due to the mineral density of the soil.

This recipe will give you a nice instant energy boost in about 3 min due to the caffeine content of the coffee beans and the chocolate.

When storing them, keep them in an airtight container and keep them in your fridge.

White Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans Recipe
Make Your Own White Chocolate Espresso Beans

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Ingredients Needed

You need only two ingredients: Espresso beans and white chocolate.

Coffee Beans

You can quite literally use any coffee beans that you want. I strongly advise that you use espresso beans as they are softer and have a more traditional coffee taste. Other roasts will be harder to bite.

For a gourmet quality treat, seek out top quality volcanic coffee beans from an espresso roast that are of the peaberry variety.

Peaberry coffee is a rare genetic mutation where there is only one bean inside the coffee cherry instead of two. This means that the one single coffee bean gets all the flavor and nutrients rather than sharing it with its twin.

Volcanica is a great brand that focuses on volcanic coffee from all over the world.

White Chocolate

Obviously, the better the quality of the chocolate used, the better your confection treat will be. If you are going to take my advice and use espresso roasted peaberry volcanic coffee beans you may as well use gourmet chocolate to match them rather than using an average bar of chocolate.

Callebaut Recipe No 2 is gourmet white chocolate from Belgium, and few make chocolate better than the Belgians.

Once you have mastered this recipe, you can experiment with any flavor chocolate that you want to, from chili flavored dark chocolate chips to mint chocolate chips, orange chocolate chips, and semi sweet chocolate chips and gourmet milk chocolate. It is truly up to you how you get creative and experimental with your culinary creativity.

Some variations I have experimented with include making peanut milk chocolate candy with specialty grade espresso beans.

Delicious White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
Delicious White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

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Put your white chocolate chips or broken bar of white chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave in short bursts of 10 seconds each to melt your chocolate and ensure that you don’t burn your chocolate. As it starts to melt, reduce the time to 7 seconds to be on the safe side.

Take your bowl from the microwave when your white chocolate has melted and add your espresso beans. Stir well until your beans are well mixed and coated in chocolate.

Here comes the difficult part, the part that requires patience. Use a teaspoon or fork, whichever you can use best to remove your espresso beans individually.

Remove them carefully and place them on a sheet of baking paper with a parchment paper on top and place all your espresso beans apart and not touching each other.

It’s a tedious and meticulous process.

The whole process should take no longer than 15 to 20 min. Let them cool down at room temperature or better still in your fridge.

Once they have set, store in an airtight container and store in your fridge.

Best White Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

If you don’t want to make your own white chocolate covered chocolate beans, you can take the easy route and buy them.

Here are what I consider to be the best white chocolate covered coffee beans that you will find anywhere. 

  • Andy Anand Belgian White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans: Artisan chocolate-covered espresso beans that get the benefit of Chocolate master Andy Anand getting the very best out of the absolute best chocolate in the world. The espresso beans are coated in Belgian white chocolate and are then rolled and sprinkled in coffee grounds. These are expensive but worth it for a once in a while treat.
  • Britt White Chocolate Covered Peaberry Coffee Beans: Exactly what I am suggesting you try to make with the recipe above, with one exception – my recipe suggests the use of volcanic peaberry coffee beans. The beans used by Britt are regular peaberry coffee beans. 
  • Dilettante White Chocolate Covered Peaberry Coffee BeansEach espresso bean used is free from oils, filters and uses a high-quality chocolate to give a premium taste.
  • Greenwell farms White Chocolate Covered Kona Coffee Beans: These are high-quality ultra-rare Hawaiian peaberry volcanic coffee beans coated in white chocolate. Made by a 5th generation chocolatier. Tasty and worth it!
  • Delish Gourmet White Chocolate Espresso Beans: High quality espresso coffee beans that have been married with rich white chocolate.

You can buy these beans online from their websites or from Amazon, Walmart, Target, or eBay.

Andy Anand Belgian White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
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Frequently Asked Questions About White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

What Are Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans Called?

This is a Chocolate-covered treat known as coffee bean candy. They are a sweet treat that is made with whole roasted coffee beans that are roasted to an espresso roast level and then coated in chocolate.

It is easy to see why some people would consider chocolate-covered espresso beans as low-quality junk food. They are packed with nutrients, antioxidants as well as caffeine. When they are made with regular chocolate they can have a lot of sugar, fat and calories.

There are variations that are keto friendly and others with low fat and a low calorie content. Yes, they can be a healthy treat, or a regular treat that is packed with nutrients.

Yes, chocolate-covered espresso beans and chocolate-covered coffee beans of any roast can give you an energy boost due to the caffeine in chocolate covered coffee beans coming from two sources, the beans themselves and the chocolate.

The hit is more instant than when drinking coffee, usually within 3 min rather than waiting 30 min for a caffeine kick when drinking coffee. The effect is shorter lasting when compared to drinking a cup of coffee.

How Strong Are Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans?

There is approximately 6 milligrams and 13.33 milligrams of caffeine in a single chocolate-covered espresso bean. The large variation is due to different types of coffee beans, the roast and how they were processed.

The amount of caffeine in chocolate varies also depending on what type, how it was processed and if it is milk chocolate, dark chocolate and if there is excess chocolate used in their production. 

How Many Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans Can I Eat?

It is very important that you stick to the 400 milligram limit of caffeine and do not reach the toxic levels of 900 mg or more. Assuming a maximum of 13.33 mg per bean, that means you should eat no more than 30 beans in a single day. 

If you have had a cup of coffee during the day, you will need to adjust and reduce the amount of beans that you eat to account for the caffeine content of your coffee drink.

Taking the safe approach and counting for the maximum 13.33 mg of caffeine in a single espresso bean, 6 espresso beans would be the equivalent of one shot of espresso at Starbucks. 10 beans would be the equivalent of a latte and 12 a double espresso.

Are Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans Actually Espresso Beans?

Yes, real espresso beans are used to make chocolate-covered espresso beans of both dark chocolate and the white chocolate variety.

Be careful of not eating too many of them as you can end up over stimulation and experiencing the side effects of that.

Are You Supposed To Eat Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans?

Yes, chocolate covered espresso beans are a popular snack that you can find in coffee shops. Starbucks sell them. Just be careful not to eat too many of them at one time.

Final Thoughts – White Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

I encourage you to make this gourmet and rich tasting white chocolate covered espresso beans with the highly flavorsome volcanic peaberry coffee beans and the best possible Belgian white chocolate.

You can even experiment with sprinkling them with ground coffee, for a more pronounced coffee flavor. 

Did you try this recipe? Make any special customizations?

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or Derek@LatteLoveBrew.com, mentioning your name and location

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