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Surprise Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Surprise Chocolate Fudge Recipe

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 YIELD:81 servings

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

  • 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.

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.