Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chips + Chick Peas = AWESOME SAUCE.. Okay you might be thinking, peanut butter and hummus? Do they really go together? Answer: YES!
Let me back up a second and give yoe the background. We have an awesome family friend that challenged me to bring healthy sweet stuff to our 4th of July bash. I take sweet challenges seriously, VERY SERIOUSLY. I played around on my favorite food blogs and scoured my computer; until I had a couple of good ideas, I was sure would not disappoint the group. It was on this journey that I found my new favorite recipe.
I believe that this recipe originally comes from Chocolate Covered Katie… if you have not checked out her site, you should. Some of my favorite recipes are from her. I highly recommend the Mushroom Stroganoff. Recipe: Here
Anyway I found this recipe on Veggierettie’s site and like Veggierettie, I am obsessed with it! In fact, as I type this I am sitting in the back of the dually truck as we are heading to brothers lacrosse game, I will be munching on some just as soon. Well as I remove the Teague, who is well over 50 lbs. off my lap and the computer.
You should note a few things before I give you the recipe.
- I am not a food blogger.
- I am not a food photographer, I simply shot these pics off of my iphone.
Alright here is the recipe…
- 8 Medjool PITTED Dates,
- Water to soak the dates
- 15 oz. can Eden Organics Salt-Free Garbanzo Beans (aka chickpeas)
- 1/3 cup organic peanut butter
- 1 1/2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla
- Enjoy Life mini-chocolate chips (Veggierettie’s says optional… but when chocolate is involved to me it’s not optional)
Here is how I make this incredible hummus.
I pit the date and toss them in water so they are just covered. Veggierettie suggests soaking them for at least a half hour. I soaked them overnight the first time I made this hummus. Pick a time frame that works for you.
Open your garbanzo beans can, drain the water and rinse them. Remove the excess water.
Toss in the food processor. Add your peanut butter, vanilla and dates. At this point, I do not add much of the soaking water.
Begin to process the ingredients. I stop several times to mix in the stuff on the sides of the processor.
I add the soaking water to make the consistency how I want it. Once you have the consistency correct, hand mix the chocolate chips in. Veggierettie suggest 2-3 tablespoons, I eyeball it. You can never have too much chocolate in my opinion.
Now comes the hardest part… Putting it in the fridge for a little while to let it sit. I found that it is 1000’s better the next day, but I don’t always have the patience to wait until the next day to start digging in to the sweet treat.
Recommended things to eat with this hummus:
Oh did I mention… this treat is HEALHTY? According to the friend that challenged me to bring some sweet treats to the 4th of July bash, this recipe rocked it!
Okay, so know you have my new favorite HEALTHY, SWEET, recipe… what’s yours?