Spontaneous Baked Beans

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Special Ed

I made these the night before a neighborhood picnic for which I had signed on to bring baked beans. I didn't feel like going to the market, so I pulled out what I had and (with a quick consult with my mom) pulled this together. It's sweet with a citrusy kick.

Top Review by Lalaloob

I am not sure why the other reviewer gave your bean recipe just three stars because for ease alone and great taste, that deserves applause. I had all the ingredients which was a nice combination of spices (liked the addition of cocoa, who woulda thunk!) and it was perfect. So yea to you Special Ed! Lolly

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse beans and pour into large casserole, or medium aluminum roasting pan.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl with a spatula, until you has a chocolatey looking mix. It will look like grainy dark chocolate.
  3. Pour the sauce over the beans, and fold together gently until well combined.
  4. Cover and let stand in refrigerator for a few hours (I let it sit for about 18 hours, mixing midway through, but 1-2 hours is probably plenty).
  5. Cook at 350 degrees F., uncovered, for 1 hour, or until good and bubbly.

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