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Surprise Chocolate Fudge

 Surprise Chocolate Fudge
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
81 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: One piece equals 76 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.