During the holiday season, it can be easy to overindulge in sweet treats. Everything is deliciously loaded with butter, carbs and fat. But there are some simple ways you can indulge in holiday treats without packing on the pounds. The first is, of course, by just using moderation. Choose only your favorite dishes, and choose smaller portions. Eat slowly so you can really savor the taste–plus, you’ll become full more quickly, so you won’t need to eat as much.
But hey, you deserve something sweet and delicious. Our white bean treats deliver plenty of sweetness in a protein-filled bundle of awesome. White beans are pureed with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, a little milk and peanut butter. The resulting candy is smooth, soft and delicious. But, because both beans and peanut butter are so high in protein, you’ll be satisfied and full after just a taste of this treat.
Don’t worry, the beans just add a creamy, soft background without all the saturated fat of butter. Try these at your next holiday party for a sneakily healthy dessert.
Peanut Butter, Chocolate and White Bean Treats
- 1/2 cup Randall Beans Great Northern Beans
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 1 pound plus 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 cup smooth style peanut butter
In a food processor, or by hand, puree Randall Beans with milk until the consistency is smooth.
In a bowl, sift confectioners sugar and cocoa. Mix in pureed beans, vanilla, and salt. Mix until well combined. Divide mixture into 2 equal parts.
On lightly buttered wax paper, spread 1/2 of mixture to even thickness in rectangular shape. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread 1/2 cup of peanut butter evenly on top of each rectangle. Roll up like a jelly roll. A thin blade knife will ease mixture when first starting to roll into jelly roll shape. Roll so wax paper aids in rolling up candy and will cover mixture when completely rolled up. Place on cookie sheet or tray.
To serve, slice into 1/4 inch slices.
Makes about 1 1/2 pounds of candy.