A sweet treat with a healthy twist

(NC) Enjoy a fibre-rich treat made with protein-packed adzuki beans. The light, creamy texture is complemented perfectly by the dense chocolate flavour, making this recipe from Ontario Bean Growers worth a try.

Adzuki Bean Fudge

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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 45 minutes
Makes32 Squares

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dried adzuki beans 175 mL
  • ½ cup peanut butter 125 mL
  • 1 cup maple syrup 250 mL
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 10 mL
  • ¼ tsp salt 1 mL
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder 375 mL
  • ½ cup butter, melted 125 mL
  • 4-5 cups fresh water 1-1.25 L

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan, add adzuki beans and cover with enough water to fully submerge by at least 1 inch. Soak 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
  • Drain and replace with water. Over high-heat, bring to a boil. Reduce to low and allow to simmer for 1.5 hours, or until beans are very soft. As the water boils down, you may need to add more to keep beans s Once cooked, drain and allow to cool slightly.
  • Line a 8x8-inch (20x20-cm) cake pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add warm beans; blend until smooth and no clumps remain. Add peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt. Pulse until well combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl add bean mixture, cocoa powder and melted butter; mix until well combined.
  • Press into lined cake pan; refrigerate 1 hour before slicing into 2-inch squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5.1g | Total Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 117mg | Fiber: 46g | Sugar: 12.3g
Nutrition Facts
Adzuki Bean Fudge
Amount per Serving
Calories
199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Cholesterol
 
15
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
117
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
46
g
192
%
Sugar
 
12.3
g
14
%
Protein
 
5.1
g
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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