Lately, I have been seeing the trend of ‘Dessert Hummus’ and while I was intrigued, I was also quite skeptical. When I imagine hummus, I imagine garlic and pita bread, and I couldn’t imagine it tasting any good full of chocolate. Recently, I gave in to my intrigue, and decided to try it, and once I put my preconceived view of hummus aside, and tried it with an open mind, I was quite impressed. This is a game changer!
I made chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus, which is basically edible cookie dough made with chickpeas instead of flour and egg. Having a pretty big sweet-tooth, I thought it tasted great by the spoonful. My husband tried it with potato chips and decided that it was the perfect balance of sweet and salty – maybe I’ll add some crunched up pretzels next time! I would love to say that this is a healthy way to make edible cookie dough, but let’s be honest, it’s still full of sugar – but at least this way you get the added protein and nutrient benefit of chickpeas and peanut butter!
Here is my recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dessert Hummus
1 1/2 Cups Chickpeas (cooked or canned)
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chip
In a food processor or high powered blender (I used my VitaMix), blend together Chickpeas, Peanut Butter, and Maple Syrup.
Fold in the Chocolate Chips, and enjoy!