Cookie Dough Hummus
So how fun is this? This woman (this makes it sound so sterile) that I know only through the internet via our mutual participation in the Every Woman Blog happens to live in the next town over from me. She invited me to a Saturday afternoon in her home dedicated to womanly me-time and relaxation.
I really stressed myself out getting ready for this party. My to-do list was a mile long, ranging from farm chores to biology lesson planning. What’s more was that I had to squeeze a trip to the grocery store between the mayhem to pick up ingredients for the appetizers I’d chosen to bring to the party.
(Hey, I can’t help it if a binge on peanut butter had depleted our household stock the night before).
Doesn’t that just suck? Becoming completely stressed and wired before being made to go relax?
So, I got there with my appetizer, or was it dessert? I mean, it is hummus made from chick peas. But it tastes like cookie dough. I call it both so you can eat twice as much of it. Believe me, you’ll want to.
So we snacked on our appetizers and desserts, dunked our hands in paraffin wax, used the foot spas, got massages from a professional masseuse, and got to know one another.
I had a great time, all enjoyed the dip. And I came home nice and relaxed and took my horse for a ride (and then I spent the rest of the weekend in bed as a result).
Cookie Dough Hummus (adapted from the Wannabe Chef)
2 cups chickpeas
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Drain, measure, wash, and peel your chickpeas. I do it by placing the beans in a large amount of water and swishing the water around with my hand, agitating the skins off. Peeling them isn’t absolutely necessary but it makes for the creamiest hummus and really is worth the effort.
- In a food processor, add the first 4 ingredients and process until the hummus is smooth and emulsified (the one thing no one wants for dessert is chunky chickpea pieces in their dessert).
- Add the chickpeas and pulse 10 times until distributed evenly.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)