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Chocolate Coffee BBQ Meatballs {Simple Cocktail Meatballs}

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[intro]Chocolate Coffee BBQ Meatballs is a sweet and spicy cocktail meatballs. The bbq sauce ingredients include chocolate and coffee! These unique bbq meatballs will be the hit of any party![/intro]


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Cocktail Meatballs

Cocktail meatballs are very simple to make. I have done another version of cocktail meatballs with my Cherry Spiced Meatballs. If you want an easy appetizer, you can not go wrong with some type of bbq meatballs.


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Hershey Recipes

I like to make recipes that you would not expect. Which is why I have wanted to do a savory chocolate dish. Drawing inspiration from Hershey recipes, I am from Pennsylvania after all. 

Hotel Hershey does some amazing savory chocolate dishes like the famous chocolate dusted scallops! So it was inspiration like those types of Hershey recipes that inspired the bbq sauce ingredients for these cocktail meatballs.



BBQ Sauce Ingredients

Chocolate and a coffee rub are actually not that unusual for bbq sauce ingredients. You have the sweet and savory going on in the BBQ with those ingredients. So why not take those bbq sauce ingredients and make unique bbq meatballs!


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Coffee Rub

How did a coffee rub inspire these cocktail meatballs? Honestly, it was a coffee rub beef roast that made me think, why not add a little coffee to the BBQ sauce! You do after all add chocolate to coffee so why not!


BBQ Meatballs

So how does the coffee and chocolate as bbq sauce ingredients taste? Honestly, they taste amazing in these bbq meatballs! I know this isn’t one of the official Hershey recipes, but should be. 

Do you want to make a splash at a party? You should make these bbq meatballs. They really are a crowd pleaser!

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Chocolate Coffee BBQ Meatballs

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Chocolate Coffee BBQ Meatballs
Yield: 24 servings

Chocolate Coffee BBQ Meatballs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes

Chocolate Coffee BBQ Meatballs is a sweet and spicy cocktail meatballs. The bbq sauce ingredients include chocolate and coffee! These unique bbq meatballs will be the hit of any party!



  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves large garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
  • 1 cup plain tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 cup brewed Coffee
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 bag of frozen meatballs


  1. In a medium-size saucepan, melt the butter and oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and saute, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned, being careful not to burn the garlic. Then set it aside.
  3. In the slow cooker, add chili powder, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cocoa and paprika, and brown sugar. Mix up the spice mixture.
  4. Then add the tomato sauce and honey.
  5. Give it all a good stir.
  6. Next, stir in the onions mixture, coffee, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, and mustard.
  7. Cover and let cook for about 2 hours on high.
  8. Next, add the meatballs, and continue cooking for another 2 hours on high.
  9. Serve them up and ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

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