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Easy Chocolate Dippers - Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans, Raisins, or Nuts

This is so much fun to do with kids. Let them roam the kitchen and find yummy things to dip in chocolate - pretzels and some cereals work well. No, kids, we don't do hotdogs...

1 cup coffee beans (I love using espresso beans), raisins and/or nuts
1 1/2 cup chocolate chunks, bits or pieces
3 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)

Melt chocolate in a bowl or pan over another pan with boiling water in it.

Place 1/3 of the coffee beans, fruit or nuts in the melted chocolate. Stir around until coated. Remove your coated items from the chocolate with a fork and place on wax paper.

Do not allow them to touch each other. Continue coating your items until all are finished.

If desired, roll your chocolate covered confections in cocoa powder or powdered sugar before they harden completely.

Let your chocolate covered items harden overnight. If you are in a hurry, put them in the freezer for half an hour.