Happy New Year! I’m so excited… my awesome hubby gave me a new camera for Christmas to replace the one I’d been using that’s 10 years (or more??) old and starting to be a bit dated in functionality. My new camera has a neat food photo setting that makes everything just a bit more vibrant and saves me some editing time. I also got a fun macro lens to do close-ups on my food photos. YAY!!! This chocolate dessert hummus is my first time using the new camera and I think the photos are turning out fantastic!
Chocolate dessert hummus tastes like a nutty brownie batter and is perfect for dipping apple slices, pretzels or other fruits. If you’ve ever had black bean brownies, you’ll know that the “bean” flavor disappears when combined with the other ingredients. Like traditional hummus, this dessert hummus is made with chickpeas but that’s where the similarities end. Chocolate, vanilla, and a little maple syrup provide the sweet deliciousness that my kiddos have been savoring all week. This dip has a creamy decadence and protein power thanks to the healthy fats and proteins found in chickpeas. So go ahead, indulge in this chocolate yumminess and I won’t tell if you lick the spoon. Your secret is safe with me!
- 1 can chickpeas
- 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup, to taste
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3-4 tablespoons water, to desired consistency
- Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth!
- Serve with any kind of fruit, banana chips, and pretzels.