Pinto Bean Fudge recipe

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1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
⅔ cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
¼ cup chopped walnuts, or to taste

Nutrition Info

232.7 calories
carbohydrate: 37.3 g
cholesterol: 20.3 mg
fat: 9.8 g
fiber: 2.8 g
protein: 2.3 g
saturatedFat: 5.4 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 110.8 mg
sugar: 31 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Put pinto beans in a blender, puree until smooth. Transfer bean puree to a bowl.

  3. Combine cocoa powder, butter, and vanilla extract with bean puree, mix well. Add confectioners' sugar, beat with an electric mixer on high speed until fudge is thoroughly mixed, about 3 minutes. Stir in walnuts.

  4. Spread fudge into the prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm.

Recipe Yield

1 9x13-inch pan

Recipe Note

We got this recipe at the state fair - it seems strange but it tastes so good!

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