Mash the contents of one 15.5 ounce can of pinto beans. I did mine in the food processor until smooth.
Add 3/4 cup of cocoa powder
Melt 1/2 cup margarine (or butter) and pour into food processor.
Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla and 2 pounds of powdered sugar.
Add the equivalent of 1 pound of sugar substitute*.
Turn on food processor and mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
Doesn't that look yummy? Hard to believe there are pinto beans in there!!!!
Pour the mixture into a greased 9" x 13" pan and spread evenly.
Chop up 4 ounces of walnuts (optional)
The recipe I have from www.food.com mixes the walnuts into the fudge. I thought it would be nicer sprinkled on top. What do you think??
No Bake Pinto Bean Fudge
1 - 15.5 ounce can of pinto beans
3/4 C cocoa powder
1/2 C margarine/butter, melted
1 tbsp vanilla
2 pounds powdered sugar
1 pound sugar substitute (or equivalent to 1 pound of sugar*) I used splenda baking blend
4 ounces walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Mash beans (I did mine in the food processor)
- Mix together all ingredients
- Grease a 9' X 13" pan, spread mixture into the pan
- Put in the refrigerator and chill thoroughly
- Cut into squares and enjoy!