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Espresso beans and candy melts

Life without Espresso Crunch


Unfortunately, we have been unable to get the seasonal Christmas favorite, Espresso Crunch, for our festive treatmakers. We’d like to make a suggestion for your Christmas candy melt mixes and bark: coffee beans.

As most of you probably know, chocolate covered coffee beans are actually a well known treat, and a bark made with coffee beans is both easy and tasty. So here’s what you need:

  • 1 lb. Mercken’s Candy Melts of your choice (we used butterscotch for our test).
  • 2 oz. whole coffee beans (we used espresso roast beans)

How to Do It

  1. Take 2 oz. of whole coffee beans, put them in a baggie, and smash them a little bit for about 5 seconds. You can use a glass or rolling pin to pound them. You don’t want them all smashed; there should be a variety of fragment sizes for optimum flavor and crunch.
  2. Melt the candy melts the way you normally do and mix in the beans.
  3. Spread the mixture out on a sheet of parchment and let harden.
  4. When it hardens, you have bark. Break it into pieces of random sizes.

And that’s all there is to it!

You can vary the flavors of candy melts to find your own best flavor combination. You can even vary the flavors of coffee beans (e.g. hazelnut or caramel, etc.) Don’t limit yourself to our recipe.

Have fun!

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Our New “Find a Treat Maker” Page

Category:Uncategorized We’d like you to consider being listed in our Find a Treat Maker page. Sometimes we get calls from people wanting know if we can refer them to people who make cakes, cupcakes, and other treats. Since we don’t always have customers’ business cards handy, we decided to make a page with listings of customers who make such treats.

What You Get

The best way to know what you’ll get is to look at the our Find a Treat Maker page. You can submit two images: One can be a logo (or a picture you want to use as a logo); the other can be a picture of some of your products.


Potential clients can search by categories, so be sure to list as many categories that your work includes. You can view the list of categories in the search area. If you find something is not listed, we’ll add it.

Social Media

You can add your various social media accounts if they show examples of your work, and your listing will link to them.

Contact Information and More

Your contact information will be available to your potential clients so they can contact you by any means you like. You’ll also be able to write something about your work to give the customer a little more information about you.


We charge $5.00 per year to list you in our directory. If you feel that you can use another way to get people to notice you, then put yourself in our directory now. Come into the store or email us to find out more.  

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