Dessert Hummus (Trio)

 Dessert Hummus (Trio)

I have recently been craving comforting (read: unhealthy) foods. Normally, I can mostly resist these cravings, but am having more difficulty, of late.

Not being one to indulge too much in the world of nutritionally-deficient foods, I needed to come up with something to satisfy these middle-of-the-winter cravings. And preferably something that wouldn’t totally counteract my laboured efforts at the gym.

Enter: dessert hummus.

 Dessert Hummus (Trio)

…and a trilogy at that!

When you’re feeling like eating something sweet, and really delicious, smugly whip up one of these little dessert dips and then look at yourself in the mirror with self-importance, because, well, you deserve it.

These are fabulous eaten with apple slices, with homemade graham crackers, or eaten directly out of their holding vessels with, or without, a spoon.

 Dessert Hummus (Trio)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus

Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

Ingredients
1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup nut butter (I use natural peanut butter)
1/4 cup almond milk (or soy, or rice…) you may not need the entire amount, start with a bit and then add, if necessary
1/3 cup brown sugar (you could use honey or maple syrup…)
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Directions
1. Add all ingredients (except for chocolate chips) to a food processor, and blend until very smooth.
2. Transfer the hummus to a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips.

Chocolate Hummus

Adapted from Well Sphere

Ingredients
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
3 Tbsp real maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
Dash of cinnamon

Directions
1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
2. Add water, if and as needed, to thin out the hummus.

Carrot Cake Hummus

Adapted from Kiss My Broccoli

Ingredients
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup carrots, chopped and steamed until tender
1 tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions
1. Add chickpeas, steamed carrots, coconut oil, maple syrup, and spices to a food processor and pulse until combined.
2. If desired, add a bit of water…until the mixture reaches your desired consistency.
3. Transfer hummus to a medium sized bowl and stir in raisins and coconut.
 Dessert Hummus (Trio)

Ohh boy. These are awesome.

Craving more dessert hummus’?? Try my “Kitchen Sink” Cookie Dough Dip and/or my Snickerdoodle Hummus.

  • http://lindseyanthonylyman.blogspot.com Lindsey

    Umm this is amazing! Dessert hummus? Who knew? I must make this. Thank so much for sharing!

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      Hi Lindsey,
      They are so delicious!!! I ate them all up in a very short period of time. Perhaps embarrassingly so… :)

  • Sheila

    This is healthy enough to replace a meal. Forget dessert. Just go straight to the Hummus Trio with fruit. Fantastic idea, thanks

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      I totally agree. This is exactly what I found myself, happily, doing. Enjoy!

  • Soleil38

    I found your site. Immediately made the chocolate hummus and am eating it with sliced apples right now, typing with my left hand as I devour the goodness. Thank you, thank you, for making my most staple food (hummus) my now even more most staple food. :)

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      HAHA! Yes! I did the exact same thing when I was writing the blog. Hummus at my side, typing with one hand…
      I am so glad that you are enjoying it :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicklin.heap Nicklin Heap

    As someone with wicked amounts of food allergies, I’m *always* on the lookout for more recipes for things that are safe for me to eat.

    Since corn & dairy are at the top of my “Don’t EAT!” List, most of the desserts I used to love are no longer safe & I, too, have a major sweet-tooth, so I was THRILLED when I found your blog-post through a link on my friend’s Pinterest board.

    Just wanted to say thank you for sharing these & let you know that I am really looking forward to having something both delicious AND good for me!

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      This comment made me so happy! I do hope that you enjoy them :)

  • http://www.kissmybroccoliblog.com Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Oh, the day I discovered dessert hummus will be a day I’ll never forget…and I am totally guilty of foregoing the dipping apparatus and going straight in with my finger!

    I am so glad you enjoyed the carrot cake hummus. It’s been too long since I’ve made it again and that needs to change very soon. The carrot cake “cookies” are just as good, but should also come with a warning as it is SOOO hard to eat just one…or two…or five! ;)

    Thank you for the link back…I just love your blog! Your pictures are so crisp and clean! Will definitely be coming back to see more!

    -Heather

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      Hi Heather!
      Thanks so much for the delicious recipe!!!!! It is so tasty.
      And thank you for the lovely feedback.
      I’m going to have to give the cookies a go :D
      Alison

  • http://fudgingahead.wordpress.com Fudging Ahead

    What do the chickpeas do for this? Is it more for creaminess, or does it add something flavorwise?

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      Well, the chickpeas are the base and substance the hummus’. The flavour comes from the add-ins. The chickpeas also add a lot of nutrition and protein.

      • http://fudgingahead.wordpress.com Fudging Ahead

        Awesome. That’s what I was thinking, but wasn’t sure.

  • Cheryl

    I really wanted to try this recipe, but I didn’t have chocolate chips, cocoa powder, or carrots. So, I added raisins sainted of chocolate chips and twice as much oatmeal. Perfection! Thanks for the inspiration. Sweet tooth is satisfied.

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      Delish! …and fantastic :)

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  • http://bakingblissful.blogspot.com The Blissful Baker

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them all-especially the carrot one!

    • Alison

      They are definitely worth it!! Also, my kitchen sink cookie dough dip uses dates to sweeten it – my new fav!

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