I have a confession to make. I’ve been dreaming about food all day today. Even though I brought some cashew basil pesto and some delicious kale salad, I wasn’t thinking about that. I have another confession: I didn’t eat a real dinner tonight.
All I could think about was my peanut butter chocolate chip hummus. Its creamy, earthy, hearty, sweet, and delicious.
I forced myself eat a peach and some veggies before I dug in.
I found the recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip hummus over at the Wannabe Chef. I wasn’t sure if this would taste like hummus or like peanut butter. It looked like cookie dough, so I decided to try it. (It tastes mostly like peanut butter cookie dough, but its got a little of the earthy, chick pea flavor, which I like.) Its so much healthier than eating cooking dough.
I’m a little light on pictures for this because I was mostly distracted by eating it. Oops.
I like this because its got great flavor, its got lots of protein from the chickpeas, and it was really easy to make. All I needed was the ingredients, a few minutes, and food processor. The ingredients were fairly cheap too. I got a 19 ounce can of chick peans for $1.69. I spent some money on the chocolate and the peanut butter. I already had the maple syrup and vanilla.
I knew I was going to want to this, but I also knew I’d want to have some around for a little while. It was so easy to make, I made a second batch!
About 5 minutes after I finished, my roommate came in and I handed the bowl to her. She asked if I made cookie dough, I said no, its peanut butter chocolate chip hummus. She asked what she was supposed to eat it with, I said a spoon.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Hummus
- 2 cups chickpeas
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (I used one that listed only peanuts as an ingredient)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (I used slightly less than 1/4 cup)
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup of chocolate chips
- Blend chickpeas in a food processor
- Add peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Continue blending until smooth.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
Serve with a spoon. You can also serve with graham crackers, banana or apple slices or carrots. I think it has too much flavor to serve with anything else.