Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday's Experiment

Today I tried a new experiment. This time I used chickpeas to create chocolate hummus. I know you're probably thinking that sounds weird, but I swear I saw it in a magazine. There is a company who makes it, packages it, and sells it. So I thought I should try to create it myself- I've gotta a least try it before I judge it.

So with my last can of chickpeas I created what turned out to be a nice chocolate treat to go with my apples. Doesn't it look yummy?

If you're looking to recreate this masterpiece, here's how I created it.

1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 cup carob powder (or cocoa powder)
1/2 cup sucanat (or sugar)
1 tsp vanilla
2-4 tbsp water

Place all ingredients in a food processor, except water. Pulse the processor adding water as needed to create a 'smooth' chocolate mixture. I recommend scrapping the sides at least once. Note: it will not be smooth like peanut butter, but it shouldn't be chunky either.

Serve with apples, banana, graham cracker, or anything you want really. Give it a try you just might like it!

Have a tasty Thursday!

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