Delicious Starbucks Coffee Bean Chocolate Bark
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Two of my favorite edible pleasures in life are coffee and chocolate. These two things seriously go hand in hand and keep me energized and satisfied almost everyday. It really is amazing how much a cup of coffee can soothe my soul. Add some chocolate to that and I am golden! However, I don’t just love any old coffee–Starbucks wins my heart over many times, and that is why I am totally loving this delicious Starbucks Coffee Bean Chocolate Bark I made this morning.
After receiving a box of lovely new Starbucks products and coffees in last month, I have been eager to dig in. The only thing that kept me from trying the three new coffees almost immediately was the fact that I still had a handful of whole bean bags of Starbucks in my stockpile.
Anyhow, I finally opened the last bag this this morning, and as I inhaled that delicious goodness, it hit me…why not make a Coffee Bean Chocolate Bark? I could enjoy the best of both worlds and incorporate some of the very delicious Starbucks Guatemala Laguna de Ayarza Single-Origin ground coffee I received. I thought this blend would be perfect for my coffee bark because it has a rich yet citrusy-chocolate taste.
So off I went to the pantry to pull some quality milk chocolate wafers I received from SweetWorks, and some premium white chocolate morsels. I also gathered two tablespoons of Starbucks 2014 Christmas Blend Whole Bean Coffee and my Guatemala Laguna de Ayarza bagged coffee. You can use any Starbucks whole bean or ground you please, but these are the types I had on hand.
I typically use a double boiler for my chocolate making, but this morning I decided to use the microwave in 30 second intervals. If you use this method a small chunk of coconut oil helps to make the chocolate creamier. I also would like to adds that a stir in between each 3o second interval is needed, and will help you know when your chocolate is creamy, and fully melted.
These are the ingredients I used to make this yummy, and very beautiful Starbucks Coffee Bean Chocolate Bark:
- 2 cups of premium milk or dark chocolate wafers
- 1/2 cup white premium chocolate morsels
- 1 tablespoon ground Guatemala Laguna de Ayarza Single-Origin ground coffee
- 2 tablespoons Starbucks whole bean coffee
- 1 tablespoon cobnut oil divided
- small baking sheet
- parchments paper
- skewer for marbling the chocolate
Melt your chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave or double boiler. Stir in between each step
After milk chocolate is melted, add one tablespoon of ground coffee
Pour mixture into a parchment lined baking sheet
Add white chocolate and swirl around using a toothpick
Evenly disperse coffee beans over the top, and use an additional piece of parchment paper to gently press them down; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Once 30 minutes is up, take your bark and remove the parchment paper, simply break it up and enjoy! I swear, this has got to be the best of both worlds sort of treat! I am going to surprise my husband at work with some too! It is the perfect snack for a midday pick me up!
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