Love and Confections: Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bark #SundaySupper

March 1, 2015

Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bark #SundaySupper

Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bark is an easy and luscious treat, 
perfect for a quick, sweet snack or indulgent dessert!

Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bark for #SundaySupper


Welcome to a Beantastic #SundaySupper! I was debating on what to make for this week's theme. Originally black beans were what I was leaning toward, but there were a few black bean desserts already being made. I recently hosted Vanilla Week, so I didn't want to focus on the vanilla bean. Then, a "light-bulb moment" happened - you know in cartoons, when the character gets a brilliant idea and a light-bulb pops up over his head - yeah, I have those moments...

Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bark for #SundaySupper

Coffee! or more precisely, Espresso Beans! I love treating myself to a little package of Chocolate Covered Espresso Bits from my local supermarket. They're the perfect amount of chocolate and espresso flavor packed into a little snack. The only thing that could make them even better is more chocolate and espresso.

Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bark for #SundaySupper

I used espresso powder to flavor the chocolate and used chopped and whole chocolate covered espresso bits, so you have espresso in every bite. The espresso bits give the bark a nice crunch and I topped it off with a sprinkling of sea salt, because let's be honest, almost everything is better with a sprinkling of sea salt. I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious recipe!

Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bark for #SundaySupper

Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bark
A Love and Confections original recipe
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Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bark Ingredients:
- 3/4 cup Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bits, divided
- 12 ounces Almond Bark Chocolate Baking Bar
- 1 teaspoon Espresso Powder
- Pinch of Sea Salt

Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Bark Directions:
1. Prepare a jelly roll pan with a piece of wax paper. Place 1/4 cup of the Espresso Bits into a bowl. Coarsely chop the remaining 1/2 cup of Espresso Bits and place into the same bowl. Mix and set aside.
2. Chop the Almond Bark Baking Bar into pieces and place into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds, in the microwave, then stir with a spatula. Heat for an additional 30 seconds and stir once again. If necessary, heat for another 15-20 seconds. Stir after each heating and make sure not to over heat or burn the bark. If there are little bits of chocolate still there, stir with a spatula and the heat from the melted chocolate should finish melting the rest.
3. Once the chocolate is completely melted, add in the Espresso Powder and stir. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared wax paper and smooth out with a large offset spatula. Quickly sprinkle on the chopped and whole Espresso Pieces, pressing them into the chocolate slightly, and sprinkle on the Sea Salt. You can refrigerate it until it hardens, but it can also be left out at room temperature. Cut into pieces and enjoy!

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21 comments:

  1. What fabulous bark, Terri!!! I'd love a tin of this in my kitchen :)

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  2. Great choice for this weeks Sunday Supper!

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  3. I love everything about this yummy treat!

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  4. Oh I spy a tasty mid-afternoon pick-me-up treat for sure!

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  5. This is such a clever idea and definitely calling my name.

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  6. Brrrrilliant, Terri! With all the coffee consumed in the Ninja Baker kitchen, I don't know why espresso beans didn't cross my mind. Your espresso bean bark looks oh, so delicious. Thank you for sharing the how-to =)

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  7. Diana @DandelionGreensBlog3/1/15, 3:17 PM

    Such a beautiful presentation, and an awesome recipe! Delicious.

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  8. What a tempting treat!

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  9. Love chocolate and anything remotely coffee flavored! This dessert has my mouth watering!

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  10. Yum dark chocolate espresso bean are my weakness! I can eat an entire bag! YUM this recipe sounds delish

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  11. I'm drooling here! Delicious flavor combination!

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  12. omg ... I love all things chocolate and espresso so your espresso bean bark is right up my alley! Love it!

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  13. Perfect. We found a local shop that sells chocolate covered espresso beans. Starbucks no longer sells them. They're so good!

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  14. I always see espresso beans in the bulk bins at grocery stores, but I've never gotten them, now I think I need to buy some...

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  15. Great idea for the theme today!! Looks delish!

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  16. Oh my god it looks so stunning,apt for the theme

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  17. Geez, I couldn't have this anywhere near me. What a wonderful bark!!!! If I was a dog, I would bark.
    Okay that's lame. But I am laughing.

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  18. My husband and I would LOVE this! I made bark for the first time ever, just a few weeks ago. So now I'm ready to take on the 'bark' world, and I've set my sights on this one now.

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  19. Delicious! I'll have a whole batch to myself, please and thank you!

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  20. Love it Terri! You have all my favorites in here!

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  21. I love chocolate covered espresso beans so this would be the perfect sweet treat for me!!

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