Surprise Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Surprise Chocolate Fudge Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Surprise Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 2 4
Publisher Photo
This fun novelty recipe uses pinto beans to replace some of the butter typically found in fudge. Walnuts give the soft creamy squares a nice crunch. -Pattie Ann Forssberg of Logan, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:81 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 81 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 7-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 76 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


  1. In a microwave-safe dish, mash beans with a fork until smooth; cover and microwave for 1-1/2 minutes or until heated through. Add cocoa, butter and vanilla. (Mixture will be thick.) Slowly stir in sugar; add nuts. Press mixture into a 9-in. square pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Cut into 1-in. pieces. Yield: about 3-1/2 pounds.
Originally published as Surprise Chocolate Fudge in Light & Tasty December/January 2004, p31

Reviews for Surprise Chocolate Fudge

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
edl274 User ID: 2973607 90701
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"By using canola oil instead of butter, this is perfect for a friend who is lactose-intolerant. The first time I made this, the bits of skin from mashed beans was unpleasant, so I've used the blender for the beans since then for a smoother consistency."

pawla656 User ID: 200729 60567
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2008

"This is one of the best recipes I've ever made. Friends and family couldn't believe it was made with beans. I made mine in my mixer. It was a lot easier"

Loading Image