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If you’re a fan of our Facebook page, you might have seen our post last week about a recipe we had found. Adrienne at Whole New Mom has a recipe for Silky Smooth Bean Fudge that has proven to be a hit here!
The results are great! I’m now sprouting some black beans to use them for another round of this fudge. My kids loved licking it off the spoon as much as they liked it cold from the fridge. I used cocoa powder instead of carob, NuNaturals stevia and an extra 1/4 cup melted coconut oil to get it all to come together since I had to use a blender instead of a food processor. The extra coconut oil wasn’t a detriment at all.
I’m thrilled to have a snack item for my kids that gets beans into them. Beans are cheap, filling and nutritious. To help lower the food budget, I’m trying to include beans in our diet daily. This is another great way to do it and the kids don’t know! One of my kids loves beans any way I can fix them, but the other complains if she ‘sees’ them too much. So I’m using mashed beans as an ingredient in coffee cakes and muffins (used in place of flour), dips and other snack items. Look for more hidden bean recipes coming to the blog in the next few weeks.
If you try this recipe, please leave a comment on Adrienne’s blog to let her know how your family liked it.
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