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Black Bean Chocolate Fudge BallsBlack Bean Chocolate Fudge Balls

Prepared by: Susan Mills-Gray,
Nutrition Specialist,
University of Missouri Extension
December 7, 2014


Yield: 1 dozen



  • 2/3 cup cooked or canned black beans
  • 2½ teaspoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Canola oil



  1. Drain beans and rinse VERY well. Combine the first seven ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Refrigerate until the mixture is firm enough to roll into balls with your hands. Once rolled into 12 balls, return to the refrigerator and thoroughly cool.
  3. To make chocolate coating carefully melt chocolate chips with a tiny bit of oil to make a sauce in a microwave on a low setting, checking and stirring after each 30 seconds. If the sauce is becomes too thick, very gently heat until it thins out.
  4. Line a plate with parchment or wax paper, dip chilled balls into the chocolate, then place on the lined plate and immediately return to the refrigerator to allow the coating to set.
  5. Store in a covered container for up to a week. Or freeze, being sure to fully thaw before eating.



Nutrition information per serving  (1 piece of candy)

Calories: 23

Total Fat: 1.1g

Saturated Fat: .9g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 12mg

Total Carbohydrate: 2.9g

Protein: 1.1g

Dietary Fiber: .7g


Source: Chocolate-Covered Katie: The Healthy Dessert Blog



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