Blue-and-white packaging complements dark coffee favors. Chocolate-covered espresso and coffee beans are stacked in hexagonal boxes tied with silk ribbon. Use rubber stamps (made at an office-supply store) to identify the treats. Homemade coffee truffles, composed of bittersweet chocolate ganache spiked with Irish whiskey and coffee extract, nestle inside candy cups; paper bands, made on a computer using clip art, dress up their boxes. Rich espresso fudge brownies (wrapped in cellophane) are covered with dotted paper. To attach a folded paper fan, pierce its handle with a mini hole punch; thread ribbon ends up from the bottom of the box and through hole in opposite directions; knot on top of fan.
Espresso Fudge Brownies Recipe
Irish-Coffee Truffles Recipe