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Pinto Bean Fudge

Video demonstration Looking for a healthier dessert recipe? Try this delicious pinto bean fudge! Your friends will never guess that this recipe uses beans - a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal.
Pinto Bean Fudge

Pinto Bean Fudge


Pinto Bean Fudge


  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 c. (1½ sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 c. cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 5 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)


Drain and rinse the beans. Melt the butter in a microwave oven, then place in a food processor. Add the rinsed beans and blend until smooth. Add cocoa and vanilla, and process until mixed. Gradually add the confectioners (powdered) sugar and process. Add the nuts and process just until mixed. Spray a 9- by 13-inch pan or line with parchment paper. Add fudge mixture and refrigerate several hours. Cut into 1-inch squares.




Makes 48 servings. Each serving has 100 calories, 4.5 grams (g) fat, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein, 1 g fiber and 0 milligrams sodium.


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