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Coconut Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup whole coffee beans
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Special equipment needed:
- Parchment paper
- Double boiler or microwave-safe bowl

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl, stirring occasionally until smooth.
3. Add the coffee beans to the melted chocolate and stir until they are fully coated.
4. Using a fork, remove the coffee beans from the chocolate and tap off any excess.
5. Place the chocolate-covered coffee beans onto the prepared baking sheet.
6. Sprinkle the shredded coconut over the chocolate-covered coffee beans.
7. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden completely.
8. Once the chocolate has hardened, store the coconut chocolate-covered coffee beans in an airtight container.


Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Temperature:
Room temperature
Serving size:
Makes approximately 2 cups

Nutritional information:
Calories: 120
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 14g
Protein: 1g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Milk chocolate chips can be substituted for semisweet chocolate chips.
- Finely chopped nuts can be substituted for shredded coconut.

Variations:
- Add a pinch of cinnamon or cayenne pepper to the melted chocolate for a spicy kick.
- Use white chocolate instead of semisweet chocolate for a sweeter taste.
- Add a teaspoon of instant coffee to the melted chocolate for a stronger coffee flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Use high-quality coffee beans for the best flavor.
- Make sure the chocolate is fully melted before adding the coffee beans.
- Tap off any excess chocolate from the coffee beans to prevent clumping.
- Store in an airtight container to prevent the coffee beans from becoming stale.

Storage instructions:
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Reheating instructions:
Not applicable

Presentation ideas:
Serve in a small bowl or jar for a fun and unique presentation.

Garnishes:
Sprinkle additional shredded coconut on top for added texture and flavor.

Pairings:
Enjoy with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

Suggested side dishes:
Not applicable

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the chocolate is too thick, add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to thin it out.
- If the chocolate is too thin, add more chocolate chips to thicken it.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to use clean and dry utensils when handling the chocolate and coffee beans.

Food history:
Coffee beans have been enjoyed for centuries, and chocolate-covered coffee beans have become a popular treat in recent years.

Flavor profiles:
The combination of rich chocolate, bold coffee, and sweet coconut creates a delicious and indulgent flavor.

Serving suggestions:
Enjoy as a snack or dessert.

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Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Chocolaty, Caffeinated, Coconutty