chocolate hummus.... yes you read that right!

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I love to try out new recipes no matter if they are ones I created in my head, ones I found on-line or in a  cookbook. Over the years, I have tried recipes from a lot of chefs, one who seems to match my cooking style is Rachael Ray. As a mother, you've got to appreciate the concept of a 30 Minute Meal! Rachael Ray often says that her recipes are just methods. She encourages her viewers to take her recipes and make them their own. I "Lori-ize" almost everything I cook, tailoring the recipe to my families taste. I decided to combine these two ideas and what you see here is the result. Each week I'll create a meal based on a recipe and let you know what we thought. I will give you the original recipe and let you know how I "Lori-ized" it.  Hope you enjoy Tasty Tuesday!

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Heather from Out of the Box, Into the Kitchen, sent me a link to chocolate hummus on day on Facebook.  I was totally intrigued.  I decided to test it out a week or so ago, and loved it. 

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The first time I made the chocolate hummus I made it to recipe, except I cooked my own chickpeas instead of using canned. 
Chocolate Hummus


1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup cocoa (I used dark chocolate cocoa powder)
1/2 cup splenda (or sugar)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 - 4 tbsp. warm water


Mix everything in a food processor. Add water as needed for consistency.  

I made it again for Colby's birthday party and made a few changes to the recipe. 

Chocolate Hummus

16 oz cooked chickpeas
2 Tbsp. EVOO (more if needed for smoothness)
1/2 cup cocoa (I used dark chocolate cocoa powder)
1/3 cup agave nectar (more if needed for sweetness)
1.5 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 - 4 tbsp. warm water


Mix everything in a food processor. Add water as needed for consistency. I tend to add more EVOO and water than they say, but I like mine smoother.

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Heathy chocolate... can you say more?  This is really good.  It was the hit at the party and even a lot of the kids were eating it up.  I had made cinnamon chips (bake tortillas with cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg) and most people were eating it with those, but I had pretzels out too. 

The original recipe is good, if you don't want to go out and buy agave nectar, but it is a bit grainy.  You might want to make the sugar and water into a simple syrup first to take away the graininess.

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I think I will make this again.  It is very rich, but a yummy and healthy desert.

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2 comments:

  1. YUM Lori! I love hummus so I can only imagine chocolate hummus...I die! Like you said, it would be awesome with homemade cinnamon pita chips. I'm definitely serving this at my next party :) Thanks for posting this!

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  2. Hmmm, interesting. Wonder if it'd also be good as a fruit dip??

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