For a sweet, protein-packed dessert or snack, this chocolate peanut butter hummus is an unexpected twist on chickpeas you don't want to miss!
Dessert hummus may sound strange...I mean, beans aren't usually served for dessert! But, let's keep an open mind!
I knew chocolate hummus existed- I'd just never seen it in person. Then, I came across some at Aldi. And, I'm almost always up for trying new foods, especially if that involves chocolate!
So, certain textures get to me and beans are high on that list! There's something about the gritty, powdery texture that I just cannot stand. One time, my dad blended some beans before adding to chili as a way to hide them. Oh no, didn't work- still gross! Even hummus can be hit or miss.
But, this chocolate hummus was smooth and enjoyable. Then, I noticed on the back of the container that the chickpeas had been steamed. Hmmm...that gave me an idea!
So, I cooked the canned chickpeas before blending. This helps to soften the beans even more and the skins will basically fall off. If you don't mind the texture, you can simply blend chickpeas straight from the can (after they've been rinsed.)
This dessert hummus is not super sweet on purpose. I wanted it to be sweet and enjoyable, but also healthy. I may try a slightly sweeter version in the near future. Stay tuned!
Serve with pretzels, graham crackers, strawberries, apples, almonds, or rice cakes.
Hummus is a middle eastern dip made from cooked, mashed chickpeas and blended with tahini and other ingredients. The most basic recipe uses chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It is most often eaten as a dip with pita bread or crackers. Today, you can find many varieties- garlic, roasted red pepper, pumpkin, beets, and even dessert flavors!
This depends on the ingredients. If it's called hummus- then the base should be chickpeas. These are high in protein and fiber. For a sweet hummus, it depends what ingredients are used to sweeten the dip. Some may be filled with sugar. And, it's never going to be the same as eating a bowl full of veggies...but, this chocolate peanut butter hummus recipe is a nice balance between a sweet treat, made with healthy ingredients and no added sugar! (I used a monk fruit based sweet syrup, similar to maple syrup.)
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for one week.
As a bean, they are not low in calories. Chickpeas are a great source of manganese, folate, copper, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium.
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For a sweet, protein-packed dessert or snack, this chocolate peanut butter hummus is an unexpected twist on chickpeas you don’t want to miss!
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