With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, it’s that wonderful time of year when we welcome loved ones back home. The kids come back from school. Far away aunts and uncles make their once-per-year cross-country flight. Everyone converges on grandma and grandpa’s house.

You may not see all these faces together again until next year, so why not welcome everyone home with some delicious treats. And, with Randall Beans being the perfect base for tasty treats, why not start here? Beans help make desserts healthier and boost the amount of protein value they carry.

Not a believer in beans in desserts? Try any one of these recipes and we guarantee you will have a change of heart.

Chickpea Cookie Cookie Dough Fudge

With raw eggs, flour and ripe with sugar, cookie dough is that treat that your mom always told you not to eat. But, how could you ever resist? Cookie dough is so good! Well, this recipe from Emilie Eats is mom approved. No flour, no eggs and very little sugar at all. Yet, these fudge bars keep that unmistakable decadent cookie dough. How? Beans create the doughy base and get a little help from other simple ingredients. They’ll never know the difference!

Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge No-Bake Brownies

This one is a Randall Beans original from our food blogger Kate. These simple, no-bake brownies are the perfect mix of fudge, chocolate and peanut butter. One of the best things about this recipe is that it only requires five ingredients. That’s it: just five ingredients! No sugar, no flour, no butter, this recipe is just about as healthy as brownies can get – and you don’t have to sacrifice any of the taste!

Navy Bean Pie

Nothing feels like home more than a slice of pie. This recipe from Sisterdiy is just the thing to serve up to holiday guests. Very similar to a traditional and delicious pumpkin pie, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg help give this navy bean pie a wonderfully festive flavor. Be warned though, unlike many of the other recipes in this collection this recipe does call for the use of flour, eggs and sugar, making it a little bit more decadent.

Black Bean Holiday Truffles

These decadent treats from our food blogger Ashleigh are made with Randall Beans black bean puree and are filled with guilt-free chocolatey goodness! Simply combine the ingredients, let them set in the fridge while you prepare the coating, roll them into shape, coat them and let them sit for a little while before enjoying. Give them a little feel of the season by topping them with colorful sprinkles, crushed candy canes, coconut shavings or whatever your heart desires! Small, sustainable and delicious, this recipe is perfect for small gifts to friends and family and in gift baskets.

White Bean Blondies

Let’s wrap up this dessert train with some blondies, brownies’ best friend. This recipe from Don’t Waste the Crumbs is a delicious and healthy way to make blondies. The secret is a half cup of honey that gives these delicious holiday treats a little bit more sweetness. Oats also help give this recipe form and texture. Come on: with a flaky, golden crust like this, no one is ever going to know it’s beans. And even if they do they won’t care! They’re that good.

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