Sweet Dessert Hummus Recipe

By Aly Miller and Shannon Sarna

(The Nosher via JTA) — Have you ever tried dessert hummus? That’s right – a sweet hummus.

No, it’s not exactly traditional, but it is as simple as making classic hummus. Instead of savory ingredients like garlic, tahini and cumin, you add dates, maple syrup and even cocoa powder.

It’s perfect for those times you are craving something sweet but also want to eat healthy. No refined sugar, no guilt – just delicious!

1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
3 to 4 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
4 pitted dates
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 to 3 tablespoons water

Place all ingredients in a food processor except water. Pulse until smooth.

Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency.

Serve with fruit slices and pretzels if desired.

(Shannon Sarna is the editor of The Nosher. Aly Miller is the editorial assistant of The Nosher.)

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