Festive Holiday Fudge

Friday, December 26th 2008, 11:11 am
By: News On 6

Butter-flavored cooking spray
1 cup warm cooked pinto beans, drained
¾ cup *light margarine or butter, melted
1 cup cocoa
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 pounds powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

1. Spray a 9-x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Using a mixer or in a food processor or blender mash beans, add butter, cocoa and vanilla, blend well.
3. Stir in powdered sugar and nuts until well combined.
4. Press into baking dish and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Yield: 60 servings

*Nutrition information per serving: 87 calories, 0.5g protein, 17g carbohydrate, 2.1g fat, 0.3g saturated fat, 0.1mg cholesterol, 0.4g dietary fiber, 26mg sodium

Nutrition information per serving: 99 calories, 0.5g protein, 16g carbohydrate, 3.8g fat, 1.3g saturated fat, 6.5mg cholesterol, 0.4g dietary fiber, 29mg sodium

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch or 1 starch, ½ fat (if made with butter)

Source: Adapted recipe by Rachel Vincent, RD, LD  St. John Medical Center