I started with two bags like this (although I cooked black eyed peas):
I soaked the beans overnight, as prescribed on the back of the bag. Then, using the instructions from the cooker, I cooked the beans with the recommended amount of water and a little bit of oil. The whole process was done in 30 minutes. They were super tender, and turned out great. Two bags made a lot:
Ready for the freezer!
I had enough to make tacos that night, and also a treat:
1 c. soft cooked beans, mashed
3/4 c. butter
6 Tablespoons cocoa
2/3 c. powdered milk
1/2 Tablespoon vanilla
4 1/2c. powdered sugar
Beat together beans and butter. Add powdered milk, cocoa, and vanilla. Slowly beat in powdered sugar one cup at a time, until mixture is firm. Spread into buttered dish. Keep in the refrigerator.
I was a little bit skeptical, but these actually turned out really good...and they are a lot less fat than typical fudge.