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In this unique recipe, black beans take the place of flour…making it gluten free! The flavors and tannin present in good dark chocolate are a natural pairing with a red wine such as Meritage or Lakeshore Red.


  • 1 15oz can cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon rounded cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 to 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Lightly grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  3. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in blender or food processor.
  4. Blend until smooth and no bean skins are visible.
  5. Pour in prepared baking dish and sprinkle top with chocolate chips.
  6. Bake until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.