Friday Food : Dessert Hummus

Long time no food huh buddies? Sorry about that…vacation for Friday Food was much longer than my normal vacation. Luckily my lovely friend Sarah of Cooker Girl invited me to a lil gathering last weekend. I was super excited and knew it was the perfect time to test out some dessert hummus! I opted for Mint Chocolate Chip, Brown Sugar & Cinnamon (Snickerdoodle) and Chocolate Cherry. Scroll down to “Comments & Photos” for more info on hummus in general…

Dessert Hummus

Dessert Hummus Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Cherry, and Snickerdoodle

What you will need:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
  • 1 can (15 oz ) white beans
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)
  • mix-ins…I used vanilla extract, cherry extract, mint extract, frozen cherries (thawed), mini chocolate chips, cocoa powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, and green food coloring

Directions:

  1. Rinse beans if needed and mix beans and yogurt in a blender or food processor
  2. Separate your hummus into serving dishes to create different flavors

Mint Chocolate Chip : Place 4-5 drops of green food coloring into the hummus. Add 1/8 teaspoon mint extract, increase to personal preference. Add chocolate chips and brown sugar to preference and garnish with additional chocolate chips

Snickerdoodle : Add 1/8 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon, increase to personal preference. I also used a very small amount of vanilla extract. Garnish with cinnamon

Chocolate Cherry : Chop the cherries into small pieces, add to the hummus mixture. Add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar (increase to preference). Add 1/8 teaspoon cherry extract if needed to enhance cherry flavor. Garnish with additional cherry pieces

Comments & Photos:

My dessert hummus on display at the picnic

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Have you heard of dessert hummus before today? Do you know about hummus in general? Hummus is associated with Middle Eastern/Arabic food and is a dip created with chickpeas. Most recipes also include Tahini (a sesame seed paste), lemon juice and oils, but I see a lot of bloggers (myself included) who use Greek yogurt with the chickpeas instead. Served with pita chips, flat bread, fruit or veggies it has become a bit of a healthy staple.

From my research most dessert hummus is made the same way except including various items to make it sweet. I kept mine on a very basic sweet/neutral level to keep it friendly with other picnic food. Some people use only white beans instead of chickpeas (of course then there’s the whole debate on if it’s actually hummus without the chickpeas), but I liked the ‘nutty’ flavor the chickpeas provide.

I shared this dip with the picnic as well as my coworkers and everyone really liked all the flavors. The most popular one by far was snickerdoodle, but people were impressed with the minty flavor of the mint chocolate chip too.

When I make these dips again I might try other flavors, but I will definitely be making the snickerdoodle again and I will try it with only white beans, just to taste the difference.

Oh and if you look up recipes, there will be A LOT which include the use of peanut butter, honey or maple syrup. I didn’t use these because 1) I don’t like them or I can’t process them very well 2) I like to TRY and keep all my recipes as simple as possible for people who want to experiment and try their own twists.

So please go out into the world and make some dessert hummus, let me know which flavor you like the best or the worst.

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