Easy coffee snacks recipes from around the world

17-03-2018 Coffee recipes

A while ago we shared a delicious Tiramisu recipe with you and here we are again with a couple of recipes.
Whether it’s healthy Dates and Oat balls from the Middle East, that famous crunchy triangular snack from India, or everyone’s favourite mini Almond Cakes. We think they all go well with coffee. Deliciousness overload and obviously it doubles down when you pair it with the night cup.
Now! you must be wondering how to make these delicious and quick snacks. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered, just stay tuned!

Mini Almond Cakes

Indulge in the deliciousness of soft and sweet mini almond cakes. Quick and easy recipe for you from us.

What do you need:
• Caster Sugar 100g
• Butter 75g (preferably melted)
• All-purpose flour 100g
• Baking powder half tbsp.
• Almonds 30g (preferably chopped in small pieces)
• Almond extract half a tsp
• A pinch of salt
• Egg 1

How do you make:
Start with preheating the oven at 180°C. In a bowl, mix melted butter, flour, almond extract, salt, baking powder, caster sugar and egg. Mix until batter is a nice consistency. That’s it! You don’t even need an electric mixer for this.
In an 8inch baking tray place a baking paper and butter the walls of the tray. Pour half of the batter into the tray. Then put some chopped almonds and pour rest of the mixture. Put rest of the almonds on the top of this.
Put it to bake in the oven for about 15-20 mins. Stick a toothpick through, if it comes out clean then your cake is ready. Let it cool down for 10 mins before removing it from the tray. Cut the cake with a biscuit cutter.

How do you enjoy:
You can eat as it is or put any frosting on them. We enjoyed them as they are with a nice blob of fresh cream and a perfect cup of our silky smooth Noir capsule.

JBC Tip:
Alternatively, you can use any muffin baking tray or straight-sided bun tins if you don’t have a biscuit cutter.


This toothsome exotic snack from India is very common with tea. You all know we do things differently at Jones Brothers Coffee, so weirdly enough we decided to have them with coffee. It was delicious give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

What do you need:
• 2 Boiled and mashed potatoes
• 1 thinly chopped onion
• 1 thinly chopped chili
• Spices: Fennel seeds, red chili powder and cumin seeds ¼ tsp of each
• Salt and turmeric powder to taste
• Fresh coriander thinly chopped
• 4 sheets of puff pastry (preferably large size but whatever size you want)

How do you make it:
Brace yourself for an easy and simple recipe. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Put all the spices including onion, chopped chili and coriander into the mashed potatoes. Mix until finely combined and your filling is ready.
Cut puff pastry sheet into 4 pieces. Place a spoon of filling on one corner of the sheet and fold into triangular shape. Use some water to close the ends.
Place all the samosas on a baking tray and bake for 15-20 mins or until the pastry is lightly browned.

How do you enjoy:
Enjoy with a delicious mango chutney and a cup of coffee. We used our lightly spiced Sumatra capsules to compliment perfectly with the flavours of the samosa.

Date and Oat balls

What do you need:
• 15 dates -Pitted
• Oats 130g
• Coconut oil 3tbsp
• Cocoa powder 3tbsp
• Cold Brewed coffee 3 tbsp.
• Desiccated Coconut for decoration (It’s optional, though if you can’t wait then eat without the decoration. teehee!)

How do you make:
Probably the easiest recipe you have made up until now.
Add all the ingredients in a food blender. You’ve got to blend until they are combined. Roll into small golf size balls and voila!

How do you enjoy:
Enjoy with a delicious cup of fresh filter coffee. We had our favorite Italian Lover with these lovely mini balls.

What is amazing about the coffee snacks that they exist in varieties from all around the world. Let us know what you typically have with coffee in your country. Who knows, maybe we’ll treat ourselves to that snack and write about it on our blog. Send us your recipes at hello@jonesbrotherscoffee.com

Happy drinking!