Adzuki Bean Fudge

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Adzuki Bean Fudge

Adzuki Bean Fudge

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • Yield: 32 squares 1x


Enjoy a fibre-rich treat made with protein-packed adzuki beans. The light and creamy texture is complemented perfectly by the dense chocolate flavor, making this recipe worth a try.


  • 3/4 cup dried adzuki beans (175 mL)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (125 mL)
  • 1 cup maple syrup (250 mL)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (10 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (375 mL)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (125 mL)


In a medium sauce pan, add adzuki beans and cover with enough water to fully submerge by at least 1 inch. Soak 2-3 hours or overnight.

Drain and replace with 4-5 cups of fresh water. Over high-heat bring to a boil; reduce to low and allow to simmer for 1½ hours, or until beans are very soft. As the water boils down, you may need to add more to keep beans submerged. Once cooked, drain and allow to cool slightly.

Line a 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 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” squares.


  • Serving Size: 1 square (2.3 oz)
  • Calories: 199
  • Sugar: 12.3 g
  • Sodium: 117 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg