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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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