Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2020! It's the best time of year: #Choctoberfest! I think we can all agree on one thing this year... 2020 needs more chocolate.

#Choctoberfest is our annual celebration of chocolate recipes, now in its 6th year. I've teamed up with some talented food bloggers to share dozens of milk, dark, and white chocolate dishes for this year's virtual event. Plus, we've pooled our resources to bring you an exciting giveaway you don't want to miss!

 

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Chocolate Hummus: Veggies First Then Dessert #Choctoberfest


I'll be sharing three new chocolate recipes this week, and first up is a unique and delicious recipe for Chocolate Hummus. Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), garlic, olive oil, tahini, and salt. But since this is #Choctoberfest, I made a chocolate version. Because, why not?!

Seriously though, this stuff is so good! Since this is a sweet version of hummus, I don't use the usual dippers I serve with savory hummus, such as veggie sticks. Instead, for chocolate hummus, I like serving it with fruit and Ritz crackers. The saltiness of the crackers contrasts so well with the sweet hummus, and who doesn't like chocolate dipped fruit?! 

Here are a few of my other favorite dippers:

  • Fruit: Strawberries, apple slices, orange slices, and banana chips. Whatever fruit you'd want chocolate on.
  • Chips: Oh, that delectable sweet/salty combo! Pretzels, pita chips, and even a sturdy brand of potato chips would work!
  • Cookies: Take the sweetness level up a notch, by using graham crackers or shortbread cookies.
  • Toast: Try slathering it on some toast, then adding a layer of sliced banana, for a plant-based, protein packed breakfast you won't soon forget. Move over Nutella!


Veggies First Then Dessert: Chocolate Hummus #Choctoberfest


Printable recipe

Chocolate Hummus

Ingredients

1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup cashew butter
6 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cashew milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

Directions

Place all of the ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor.
Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high for 45-60 seconds, or until mixture is smooth.
Scrape down the sides and blend again, to ensure a smooth texture.
Transfer chocolate hummus to a serving bowl, and serve with your favorite dippers.

NOTES
  • Adapted from Joy Food Sunshine
  • If you don't have a high speed blender, then I recommend removing the skins from the chickpeas. It's super easy to do, just gently pinch the bean between your thumb and index finger, and the skin will come right off. 
  • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days.
  • You can freeze it too! Place in an airtight freezer-safe container, and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw in the refrigerator overnight, and stir well before serving.

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2 Comments

  1. I love the idea of chocolate hummus. Thanks for sharing April

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    1. Sweet hummus isn't the norm, but it is so good!

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