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No Added Sugar Chocolate Hummus


FAMILY FAVORITE ALERT!


I introduce to you: chocolate hummus, but don't let the name fool you! While chickpeas do make up the base of this recipe, it doesn't taste ANYTHING like traditional hummus.


What does it taste like? CHOCOLATE. RICH, SMOOTH, VELVETY CHOCOLATE.


With only 7 ingredients, I’m pretty sure this is one of the healthiest dessert options our there. Why?

  • I can’t think of any other dessert that features a vegetable, a legume to be exact, with no added sugar or saturated fat. (Sweetened with dates)

  • You get to dip a fruit into a vegetable!

  • It's packed with protein and fiber which will help prevent you (or your little ones) from having that sugar spike and eventual crash.

One more bonus? It’s A LOT less expensive to make at home than to buy the store-bought version.


Bon Appetit!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of garbanzo beans, strained and rinsed 3 times (to remove some of the salt)

  • 4 dates

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 4 Tbsp unsweetened baking cocoa

  • 1 tsp instant decaf coffee (optional and you can use regular instant coffee if this is for adults, I wouldn't recommend it for kiddos though)

  • 2 Tbsp water (may need a little more, depending on the consistency while blending)

Directions:

  • In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients except water and start with just 3 dates.

  • Puree until mixture is smooth, about 1 minute on high. While pureeing, add water 1 Tbsp at a time to create desired consistency. Taste hummus and add one more date if you want a sweeter option.




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