These are delicious little nuggets of coffee, fat and protein.
Coffee Chews Recipe
- 1 tsp. instant coffee
- 3 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1/4 tsp. maple syrup
- hot cocoa mix
- Heat the honey or maple syrup in a microwave or on the stovetop in a heavy bottomed pot. Pour the hot honey or syrup into a bowl or a plate.
- Combine one teaspoon of instant coffee powder with peanut butter. Stir in the instant coffee until it is dissolved.
- Roll into a ball. You can also add a little unsalted butter for a creamier texture. The balls will be very sticky. Roll your balls in the hot cocoa mix to add a little more flavor and to make them easier to handle.
- Dust with hot cocoa mix.
Storage & Uses
Coffee nuggets will keep in the fridge for about three weeks. They can also be frozen for about 6 months. Each coffee chew contains peanut butter, with 8 grams of heart healthy fat per tablespoon, and about 57 mg of caffeine per teaspoon of instant coffee.
The amount of fat and caffeine will vary on the size of the ball. The maple syrup or honey and hot cocoa mix provide a little bit of sweetness to offset the bitter instant coffee.
The first form of ingested coffee were crushed coffee beans, and probably the fruit of the coffee cherry rolled into balls of fat. Fat is a dense source of energy and calories, and when combined with caffeine, would provide a long lasting, slow burn energy. This is a much more palatable version which I am offering here.