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PB Cookie Dough ‘Hummus’

Dessert hummus is a thing my friends, and an AMAZING thing at that!

A few months ago, while chatting about hummus at a Grocery Shopping Tour, my wondering eyes came across ‘dessert hummus.’  I looked online at different recipes, but unfortunately never got around to make it…until now.  To say, I am a little obsessed with how delicious this dip is, is an understatement.  I polished off an entire apple with the help of this yummy dip.

This recipe only has FIVE ingredients and take 10 minutes. Aka it is super simple, quick and easy.  

What’s so great about the recipe, besides the taste, simplicity and speed? The nutrition make-up, of course!

CHICKPEAS

Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are part of the legume family aka beans.  They are packed with nutrients, fiber and a good balance of protein, fat and carbs.  

1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas provides: 100 calories of energy, 6g protein, 2g fat, 20g carbohydrates, and 7g of fiber.

PEANUT BUTTER – Peanuts & Salt

I have peanut butter every. single. day. I usually go with Smucker’s All Natural, but for this recipe, I wanted something extra smooth, so chose Aldi organic peanut butter.  Both peanut butters listed above only have two ingredients: peanuts and salt.  This adds healthy fats, flavor, and some protein to the dip.  

100% PURE MAPLE SYRUP

Sugar is sugar BUT pure maple syrup is a great way to add flavor and sweetness to a dish in a more natural way.  PLUS, the entire recipe only calls for 2 tbsp of syrup aka a very small amount compared to many of treat/desserts.

If you’re off for spring break this week, surprise the kiddies with healthier treat made up of healthy fats, fiber, protein and minimal sugar.  

We dipped apple slices, graham crackers, cinnamon crackers, and pretzels, but would love to hear other good dippers you tried! 

Thank you friends and ENJOY!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough ‘Hummus’

Dessert Hummus is a REAL thing.  Make for a snack or dessert with some apple slices, pretzels, or cinnamon crackers.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 6
Author: Michele Fumagalli, RD, LDN

Ingredients

  • 1 15 Oz. can Chick Peas, drained/rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Place chick peas, peanut butter, maple syrup, milk in food processor.  
  • Blend on high until desired consistency. You may need to scrape down sides.
  • Cover or put in air tight container and place in ridge to cool  Will keep for 4-5 days.
  • Dip with apple slices, graham crackers, pretzels or anything of your choosing

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