I'm not sure about your place, but when the kids come home from school here they are absolutely "starving". I've started running out of healthy after school snack ideas and wanted to try something new.
I bought a bunch of organic chickpeas from Costco a while ago but I wasn't quite sure what I was going to use them for. My family is not really into beans and legumes but I'm trying to get the kids to eat healthier.
I remembered an episode of Shark Tank that I watched a few months ago and one of the pitches was for chocolate hummus. I tried to find where I could buy it in Canada but I had no luck. So obviously the next stop was Pinterest. I found a 5-minute Chocolate Hummus recipe on Don't Waste the Crumbs and decided to try it.
It was recommended to peel the chickpeas before blending the ingredients together and that actually took me longer to do than making the actual hummus.
Other than the peeling, this recipe was super simple with only 5 ingredients.
For the hummus you need:
- 1 can chickpeas (I used a 398ml can)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tbsp. water
Place all of the ingredients into a high powered blender (I used my Vitamix) and blend until the consistency is smooth. On the original post it said to leave the water out until all of the other ingredients are blended but I needed the water to keep my blender going.
This chocolate hummus could be used just as a dip for fruit or you could make snack cakes like I did.
For the snack cakes you'll need:
- Plain rice cakes
- Chocolate Hummus
Spread the chocolate hummus onto the rice cake and top with fruit.
I took an apple corer and removed the apple core and then sliced it like "donuts". It was the perfect shape for on top of the rice cake.
One of my kids doesn't like apples so I made theirs with banana.
Strawberries and pineapple would also taste really great with this.
This snack was definitely a winner and will be made weekly.
Have you tried chocolate hummus before? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to save this to Pinterest!