Coffee itself is a treat, of course, but there are foods out there that use coffee as an ingredient to create desserts that you could not have imagined before.
A treat is an “especially unexpected source of joy, delight, or amusement.”
And so, here we give you a list of the five more exciting and tasty treats made using coffee in any of its forms. Enjoy!
#1 Coffee Jelly
This is a delicious Japanese treat, a classic Summer dessert sold in the streets, much like ice cream, during the hot season to help us cool down while having a sweet treat.
Coffee jelly is made with a high-quality type of instant coffee. Although it’s called “jelly,” it is actually made from agar-agar instead of gelatin. It is traditionally sweet and is served with toppings such as sweet roasted soybean flour, whipped cream, and cherries.
This coffee treat is also popular in China, Korea, and Hong Kong.
#2 Coffee Mocha Caramel
Tara’s Handcrafted coffee candy is mainly the epitome of creaminess, a type of candy that just completely melts in your mouth. The bitterness of the coffee is surprisingly well-balanced with the inherent sweetness of this candy.
All in all, this is one of the best treat of all coffee candies. It tends to be either too sweet, too hard, or downright plain-tasting.
#3 Chocolate-covered coffee beans
What do coffee and chocolate have in common? They are both made from roasted beans. Cocoa beans are roasted similarly to coffee beans. That’s why their flavor is so complimentary and why so many coffee drinks have chocolate as the main ingredient.
This treat’s best expression is made with espresso beans, which have been roasted for longer than regular coffee beans. This makes them extra crunchy and helps them develop a flavor similar to that of caramel. Combine this with rich, dark chocolate, and you get an incredibly bittersweet experience.
It will take strong willpower to stop once you’ve opened a bag of these. Good luck.
#4 RXBAR Coffee Protein Bar
Coffee is already quite a healthy choice – it contains no calories, no fat, and rich antioxidants. Take that and add high-quality protein, and you have one of the best treats in terms of health and wellbeing.
The RXBAR Coffee Chocolate delivers a delicious treat that somehow manages to be very good for your health in general. What else could we ask for?
#5 Coffee-flavored M&Ms
That’s right: the most classic of treats has made our list. It’s genuinely hard to compete with the combination of chocolate and peanuts. On top of this, they’ve procured good coffee to add to their mix. The result is a candy that most of us already like but with a delicate, sweet, tasty coffee flavor.
It might not be the fanciest option out there, but it sure is delicious.
That’s it for coffee treats. Are there any coffee treats that you think we should add to this list? Tell us in the comments!