These goodies are a nice little host or hostess gift with a tiny boost of caffeine, and who doesn't love chocolate? I like the combination of crunchy, salty, sweet and the slightly bitter taste that the coffee imparts. —Bevi
40 to 50 chocolate covered almonds
40 to 50
Roasted and Salted Marcona Almonds (Costco sells a good product)
Premium baking bar of white chocolate, chopped finely
Put 3/4 of the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave. When it is melted, ( it took me two 30-second passes) take the chocolate out and stir. Immediately add the rest of the chocolate and stir well.
After you stir the melted chocolate, immediately add the tablespoon of coffee and keep stirring.
Start dipping the almonds in the melted chocolate/coffee mixture. Work quickly because the chocolate may seize in a matter of minutes.
Using a fork, place the chocolate-dipped almonds on a parchment-lined tray. Immediately sprinkle the ground coffee beans on the almonds.
Let the almonds set until hardened, and serve as treats, or use in other recipes as garnish.