Chickpea Fudge

This chickpea fudge is a nutritious treat made with melted dark chocolate and chickpeas (but the flavor of the chickpeas isn’t noticeable at all). This fudge is perfect if you’re in the mood for a nutrient-dense, chocolaty dessert.

What to serve it with

If you’re looking for an easy main course to serve before this fudge, try these yummy almond butter noodles. They’re very quick and easy to make.

Chickpea fudge on a white plate.

Ingredients and substitutions

I like to use chopped dark chocolate when making this fudge, but you can substitute any type of chocolate you prefer. Or you can use chocolate chips to save the step of chopping the chocolate.

I prefer to use canned chickpeas when making this fudge, but you can use dried cooked chickpeas if you like.

I like to add a small amount of maple syrup to sweeten this fudge. You can substitute an extra tablespoon of cold water instead of the maple syrup if you prefer to reduce the sugar. The end result will be slightly less sweet but still delicious.

How to make it

Add the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.

Melted dark chocolate for fudge in a steel pan.

Add the chickpeas, melted dark chocolate, cold water, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a food processor or blender.

Ingredients for fudge in a food processor.

Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the food processor or blender as necessary.

Blended ingredients for fudge in a food processor.

Transfer the chocolate chickpea mixture to a medium sized loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Use a flat spatula or the back of a spoon to spread the mixture into an even layer.

Fudge in a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.

Place the loaf pan in the fridge to let the fudge harden for at least one hour before slicing into 12 evenly sized portions and serving.

Fudge made from chickpeas and dark chocolate on a white plate.

Storage

Store this chickpea fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

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Chickpea Fudge

This chickpea fudge is a nutritious treat made with dark chocolate and chickpeas. It's easy to make and delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 9 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 148.3kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender.
  • Medium sized loaf pan
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or substitute cooked dried chickpeas)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate (or substitute chocolate chips)
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add the chickpeas, melted dark chocolate, cold water, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a food processor or blender.
  • Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the food processor or blender as necessary.
  • Transfer the chocolate chickpea mixture to a medium sized loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Use a flat spatula or the back of a spoon to spread the mixture into an even layer.
  • Place the loaf pan in the fridge to let the fudge harden for at least one hour before slicing into 12 evenly sized portions and serving.

Notes

  • Store this fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

Nutrition

Calories: 148.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 9.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.9g | Cholesterol: 0.7mg | Sodium: 66.8mg | Potassium: 180.3mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6.3g | Vitamin A: 10.6IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 22.7mg | Iron: 2.8mg
Chocolate fudge made with chickpeas cut into squares.
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