I know what you’re thinking. You’re reading “Chocolate Hummus” and turning up your nose because that’s what everyone does until they take their first taste.
There are a few imperative recipe steps if you expect to end up with a rich and luscious Chocolate Hummus. First, start with dry beans. Canned garbanzos almost always have added salt. We want our garbanzo beans to provide fiber, protein, and – most importantly – that velvet texture. What we don’t need is for our humus to be super salty.
Second, we suggest high quality baking ingredients. Excellent chocolate chips and cocoa powder will make a big difference, as will pure maple syrup and real vanilla extract. We like indulging in Chocolate Hummus with deep red strawberries and crisp green apples, but oranges would be excellent this season too.
Go ahead and do a trial run if you must, but we promise you’ll be making Chocolate Hummus for all your party and personal needs.
Go ahead and do a trial run if you must, but we promise you’ll be making our recipe for rich, velvety Chocolate Hummus for all your party and personal needs.
Serving Size: 1/4 cup, Makes 7 servings
|3 3/4 ounces dry garbanzo beans|
|1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips|
|2 tablespoons cocoa powder|
|1/4 cup maple syrup|
|3 tablespoons skim milk|
|1/4 teaspoon salt|
|2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract|
- Soak garbanzo beans overnight. Cover garbanzo beans with water and cook until very tender (beans should be starting to split). Drain and set aside.
- Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler.
- In a food processor, combine cooked garbanzo beans, melted chocolate, cocoa, maple syrup, skim milk, salt, and vanilla. Process until smooth.
Dietitian Note: Pair with fresh fruit
Nutrition info per 1/4 cup serving: 140 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 105 mg sodium, 24 g carbs, 13 g sugar, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein