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Black Bean Chocolate Fudge Balls

Makes 12 balls

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

  1. Drain beans and rinse VERY well.
  2. Combine the first seven ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until completely smooth.
  3. Refrigerate until the mixture is firm enough to roll into balls with your hands.
  4. Once rolled into 12 balls, return to the refrigerator and thoroughly cool.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Store in a covered container for up to a week. Or freeze, being sure to fully thaw before eating.

Nutritional information per serving (1 piece of candy):  Calories 23; Total fat 1.1 g; Saturated fat .9 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 12 mg; Carbohydrates 2.9 g; Fiber .7g; Protein 1.1 g

(Source Chocolate-Covered Katie: The Healthy Dessert Blog)​