Surprise Chocolate Fudge
By: Pattie Ann Forssberg
"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"
Prep Time:20 Min
Ready In:20 Min
Original Recipe Yield 81 servings
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup baking cocoa
3/4 cup butter or stick margarine, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
7 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
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 nonstick cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Cut into 1-in. pieces.
Nutritional Analysis: 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.