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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


  • 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.

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.

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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"

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