It’s certainly no secret that I’ve been loving my Vitamix. I’ve been searching for recipes to try and also trying to come up with fun little bites too. I’ve been craving little chocolatey bites at night these days, you know, to go with red wine, and I am always looking for ways to make something healthier.
At this point, I’m sure everyone has seen variations on black bean fudge or brownies so I tried my hand at my own variation and I love the way they came out! They’re creamy, chocolatey, and have a little crunch from the cacao nibs. And each square is only 69 calories.. it’s a win-win!
Makes 18 squares
– 1 can reduced sodium black beans; drained and rinsed
– 1/4 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
– 1/4 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Mighty Maple
– 1/4 cup maple syrup
– 2 tbsp coconut oil
– 2 tbsp brewed coffee [I used pumpkin coconut!]
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/2 – 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
– Pinch of salt
– 2 tbsp cacao nibs [Can substitute chocolate chips]
In a high-power blender or food processor, add everything except the cacao nibs. Blend until very smooth and scoop into a bowl. Stir in the cacao nibs until evenly distributed. Line a loaf pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and pour the fudge mixture into the pan. Spread it out evenly and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
Remove the pan from the freezer and, using the foil or parchment paper, lift the fudge out of the pan. Cut into 18 equal squares and wrap individually in plastic wrap. Store in the freezer. Or eat all of them immediately.. your choice 😉
69 Calories / 4g Fat / 2g Protein / 11g Carbs / 2g Fiber / 4g Sugar
Food for Thought
Have you ever tried making sweets using beans?
Oh my, these look delicious! I haven’t made black bean brownies/fudge in forever! And I too am addicted to my vitamix!
Thank you! I think maybe it’s time to break out the black beans again 🙂
I have been wanting to make some black bean brownies to satisfy my brownie craving-I might just try this recipe!
Let me know if you do!
Okay, I need these in my life ASAP
Yes you do! 🙂 Let me know if you try them!
Awesome. I have been thinking I needed to try a black bean dessert recipe again, this looks easy enough!
Super easy and delish! Even got the approval from the hubs haha
I cannot WAIT to make this!!! It looks awesome, and I love anything I can throw together quickly in the Vitamix. 🙂
Let me know if you try em!
I am so intrigued!!! LOVE this idea and will definitely try soon. Thank you!
And thank YOU! 🙂
THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD. I love that there’s coffee in here! And PB&Co!!!
You know I can’t make a dessert without PB 😉
These look delicious. Great combo 🙂
I’m so making this!!! Can’t wait!
Woo! Let me know what you think 🙂
these are incredible…but omg, what are you doing to me?! 🙂
Hey now, they’re not bad for you 😉
How difficult is it to get the batter out of the vitamix once blended?
It’s a little tough at the bottom, like nut butters. But worth it! You could also use a high-powered processor.
I love this idea! I’ve made black bean brownies before but never with peanut butter. Must give this a shot!
Peanut butter is good in anything 😉
I just whipped up a batch replacing half the cocoa powder with chocolate Perfect Fit to boost the protein. Turned out great! 🙂
Yum that sounds great!
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