How to Make Coffee Flavored Chocolate




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I like to make chocolate covered strawberrys for my girlfriend from time to time. This past valentines day I decided I wanted to spice things up a bit and put coffee in the chocolate. I tried a myriad of different ideas but in the end this is what I came up with. for failed attempts see last step. This is my first instructable. Let me know how you like it.

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

  • chocolate chips (or any other chocolate really dark is best)
  • Instant coffee (I prefer decaf because their is plenty of caffeine in the chocolate already)

  • mortar and pestle
  • microwave safe bowl
  • dish for holding processed coffee powder
  • large spoon and smaller spoon
  • wax paper

Step 2: Grind the Instant Coffee

The Instant coffee will not dissolve into the chocolate so it needs to be as fine as we can make it. To do this I used my mortar and pestle. If you use your mortar and pestle for fire chemicals like I do make sure to thoroughly clean it out before hand.

Step 3: Melt the Chocolate

I like to use the microwave to melt my chocolate its nice and fast. You just have to be careful to not burn it. Using half the bag of chocolate chips in my microwave, I put it in for one minute take it out stir it and then for 30 seconds and stir it good and then for 10 seconds.

Step 4: Stir in the Coffee Powder

For half a bag of chocolate chips put in about 1/2 a tablespoon of our coffee powder. Taste it and then add more to your desired strength. I used about 3/4 a tablespoon for mine. Remember it is easier to add more coffee then to have to melt more chocolate.

Step 5: Use the Chocolate

Now you can use the chocolate for dipping strawberrys in, make mounds of chocolate for consumption, or whatever you want. This time I made little piles of chocolate to eat as is. Take a cookie sheet and lay out the wax paper over the top. Then using the two spoons scoop out and scrape off the chocolate into little piles and place in the fridge for a couple hours.

Step 6: Clean Up

I suggest cleaning up quick while its still melted because it makes it easier. I find that the dishwasher just doesn't do the job unless immediately ran after putting it in. Besides its finger-licking good:)

Step 7: Failed Attempts

Right of the bat I learned NEVER put water in the melted chocolate. I tried to put straight up grounds in the coffee but that made it grainy. Then I tried non ground up instant coffee but it was still too grainy. I tried to get the coffee to dissolve in vegetable oil and then add that but it would not dissolve. So I finally thought to grind it up and I tried grinding both the grounds and the instant coffee. The grounds did grind down some but the instant won out hands down.



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    1 year ago

    Going to try to make this right now.


    2 years ago

    It may cost more (I haven't priced) but you can buy instant coffee that's already ground up real small. Just poor it right in the melted chocolate. Works great.


    2 years ago

    I would LOVE to make these, but I can't since it doesn't specify the amount of "half a bag of chocolate chips". Please specify the amount.

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    4 years ago

    The failed attempts are somewhat helpful as people might not make that mistake when they try to modify their own version of the recipe according to their preference. Thanks for sharing this to us. Chocolate bars are more like oil based than water though that's why when you added water it became grainy. Powdered chocolate / coffee you can mix it in a melted butter. :-)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    gr8 job, and thanks for putting the failed attempts step, now ik where you left off so i can try and fail some more lol

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    Thanks I recently made some orange chocolate by Adding orange oil to it and zested the rind of an orange over the top of them as they cooled. It was really good.

    That dude that TELLS you not to post what you feel like,is all of twelve years old...let his Mommy correct him.You did a GREAT JOB,man!!!...Bless us with many more.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Why not?!! I have marked this step as "failed attempts" and did not elude to it being anything but. I did not make you read it and you are welcome to disregard it. and furthermore I put it at the end so as to be out of the way.

    I included this step for those who might try to improve on my idea and to inform readers of what I learned in the process of making these.

    and really who do you think you are to ask me to not post my failed attempts? So you are a pro member and have a few instructables. Sorry I am a poor college student and can't afford to pay for instructables. I have however been a member for 4X as long as you. So thank you for your support for the site but please you are no admin.


    9 years ago on Step 7

    I don't think i know how to make those. 2 stars.