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Dessert Hummus: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Cookie Dough. YES.

19 Mar

*Edited to Add: My most recent addition to the dessert hummus family of recipes has been a total hitCinnamon (Un) Sugar Dessert Hummus with Sweet Potato Power!*

So, I hope you were hanging in suspense at the end of my post yesterday…

Here are some criteria that the following recipes meet:

- Fast
- Easy
- Simple
- Dip-able
- Kid-friendly
- Adult-friendly
- Warm weather-friendly
- Cookie-lover-friendly
- Health-friendly
- Mouth-friendly
- Late-night-snack-attack-friendly
- You probably have all the ingredients already-friendly
- Addict-friendly (wait…maybe that’s a bad thing)
- Pregnant-friendly (did you know chickpeas are high in B vitamins, which help with morning sickness?)

Yeeeep. Cookie dough dip, aka dessert hummus, aka…Oh Yes I Did.

I first encountered the idea via the talented Evan at The Wannabe Chef, as he reposted it this past week. I followed Evan’s basic recipe and tinkered with it, because just to be honest, even though 99% of the time I prefer to just be inspired by ideas/pictures, and then make my own recipe, I was little hesitant. Beans for dessert = intimidating. And I knew that since I was using canned beans (I always cook mine dry at home, which is about 1000x better in flavor, texture, economics, and just about everything else), it could be gross. Rest assured, this is awesome.

The first attempt was cookie dough dessert hummus. It’s very tasty, but only my dear friend Naomi was really enthusiastic about it compared to the other two… Chocolate Fudge Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus (I really like descriptors), and the biggest winner: Peanut Butter Dip for Your Hips (aka Much Less Calories And Fat Than Eating A Cup Of PB, But With The Same Enjoyment)… Serve these with (gluten-free) graham crackers, apple slices, grapes, carrots, celery, whatever floats your boat!

Cookie Dough Dessert Hummus

1 C cooked white beans (rinsed with water, if chickpeas — peeled for smooth texture)
2 Tb cashew butter (or any natural nut butter, though the flavor will be a little different)
2 1/2 t. vanilla
3 Tb agave or honey
sprinkle of salt
sprinkle of cinnamon if you’re feeling crazy
1/4 C dark chocolate (chips or chopped bar)

1) Put chickpeas, nut butter, vanilla, agave, and salt into food processor (or blender)
2) Whir it up until everything is smooth
3) Spoon into a bowl, add chocolate chips, and stir

That’s…it. Seriously.

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Next attempt: Chocolate Fudge Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus

1 C cooked white beans (rinsed with water, if chickpeas — peeled for smooth texture)
2 Tb cashew butter (or any natural nut butter, though flavor may vary)
2 t vanilla
5 Tb agave or honey
1/4 C cooked sweet potato, squash, pumpkin mash (not vital, perhaps, but does spread it out and fluff it up)
1/4 C cocoa powder
sprinkle of salt

1) Put all ingredients into food processor (or blender)
2) Whir it up until everything is smooth
3) Spoon into a bowl

And yes…it tastes exactly like the title.

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Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus

This next recipe was insane. Celebrate Peanut Butter Month with this recipe! :  ) If you love peanut butter, you’re about to love me (I hope). Do you ever feel like you could eat the entire jar? Just me? Ok. Fair enough. Well, at least now I can feel like I am eating a whole jar! It’s fluffy peanut butter that never ends…!!! Yessss.

1 C cooked white beans (rinsed with water, if chickpeas — peeled for smooth texture)
1/3 C natural peanut butter
1/4 C cooked sweet potato mash (or pumpkin, squash, etc.)
2 t. vanilla
1/4 C agave or honey (I would use less if this isn’t a dessert, or if you don’t like it as sweet…my husband <3s sweet, and I <3 him, so I go with it)
sprinkle of salt

1) Put all ingredients into food processor (or blender)
2) Whir it up until everything is smooth
3) Spoon into a bowl

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I thought the garnish of raisins put this over the top completely. You won’t believe how delicious this is!

Seriously, try it. Prepare to be awed at the power of…beans. Special thanks to my fellow Classicist Evan for his genius recipe!  :  )

P.S. I recommend using Great Northern (I used them in the last two recipes, sometimes along with chickpeas), and it totally works beautifully. Far smoother than the garbanzo/chickpea versions I made. It’s nice that you don’t have to peel them, too! If you are using canned, though, be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse, because canned beans taste like fish :  P

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66 Responses to “Dessert Hummus: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Cookie Dough. YES.”

  1. Evan Thomas March 19, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Glad you liked it so much! The chocolate fudge brownie batter looks out of this world.

  2. myveganstory March 19, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    I’ve been seeing these everywhere lately! I need to jump on the bandwagon, FAST :D

  3. Stephanie March 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    Well, the last easy recipe I made from your site was a revelation. I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow now!

  4. kate@ahealthypassion March 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    I am absolutely making this as soon as I get home YUM!

    • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 19, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

      DO! If you’re a choco-holic, the Brownie Batter canNOT be beat. Just like you would imagine! I’m eating some right now off a spoon! ;)

  5. Erin @ Big Girl Feats March 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Katie! Thank you for your awesome, sweet comment on my blog. I think I love you too after reading this recipe. I would like to eat…

    So jealous you’re in Boulder! My uncle & family live in Broomfield. Colorado is one of my happy places to visit. Thanks for checking out my blog! Loveeee your layout and your about me!

    • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 19, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

      Haha, I am eating it now…oops. That’s awesome that you have family near Boulder! If you ever are out this way, you best be lettin’ me know ;) And this comment made me Real Life smile, not just Emoticon smile. So…now I’ve shared my true feelings.

  6. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun March 20, 2011 at 5:53 am #

    I am still so hesitant to try these dessert hummus recipes but everytime I see them…I want. I guess I better just suck it up, huh?

  7. Michelle {the lively kitchen} March 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    I had no idea chickpeas could be peeled. Clearly I don’t get out much. :) I’m going to cook some chickpeas this week for the peanut butter version. I always love a new way to eat peanut butter.

  8. Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy March 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    I’ve been dying to make this hummus at home.. but i don’t have a food processor :-(

  9. Logan Osterhout March 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    This definetely caught my eye! I just moved into an apartment (Im a freshman in college)and I will definetely be heading to the store for a food processor tomorrow ha! I wonder if this would make a good filling for a cake, or a frosting for cupcakes?

  10. MariaJepsen March 22, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    I am a brand new fan of your awesome and delicious blog ;) I made a “mix” of the cookie dough and brownie batter hummus last night. You are a genious!!!
    LOVE IT :)

    • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 22, 2011 at 10:24 am #

      Maria, thank you so much, your comment means a lot to me! My husband kept making fun of me, because literally every time I got out the brownie batter dip, I announced with awe, “Seriously, this tastes exactly like brownie batter!!!” Haha. I take it out of the fridge, and he says, “Wow, what does that taste like? BROWNIE BATTER???” ;) So glad you like it too!

      • MariaJepsen March 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

        Hi Katie! THANK YOU for your sweet reply, it made my day :) HA HA, that is so funny ;) I loved the dip so much that it has magically disappeared in just…. 3 days! Ooopps…. I wonder who THAT greedy head is??? My boyfriend also liked it, I tell you! He is a chef, so I was extremely excited if he could taste the main ingredient. He couldn’t!!!! Not until I had revealed waaaaayyy too much information, so THAT does not count, BOY :) Ha ha. Today I made a Cookie Dough + Peanut Butter mixture and I CAN’T wait to dig into it later. I might even spread it onto a piece of my freshly baked banana-nut-bread. Mmmmmmm!!!
        Love, Maria.

  11. Emilia @ Namaste Gurl March 25, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    I made dessert hummus recently with nut butter, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and the mysterious ingrediant…. nutritional yeast! Actually gave the best, nutty flavor to the hummus and upped the protein and vitamin content!
    I’ll have to to try yours out…

    • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 25, 2011 at 11:39 am #

      Awesome! I thought about doing a cinnamon-sugar type flavor, as well as adding nooch, but didn’t have time to try. I was also worried some people might get scared off by the nooch, since it’s not really a typical ingredient ;) Sounds so delicious — thanks for sharing! Let me know if you play with these flavors. The PB and Brownie are seriously so good!

  12. Ashley @ Taste for Healthy March 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Hi Katie! I am so glad I found your blog!! I love your positive outlook on health/wellness/life. :) And your recipes look amazing!! I have not yet tried dessert hummus, but your recipe has convinced me to give it a try! :)

  13. Mariah @ Apples "N" Oats April 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Ahhh stop you are seriously making me drool!!!

  14. Michelle {the lively kitchen} April 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

    I just posted about this on my blog today. Quick preview – my extended family thinks you are a genius. I just got you some new readers. :)

  15. Erin Elberson Lyon-GF Fitness April 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    These look spectacular. One of those things where you hit yourself upside the head and say “why didn’t I think of that?!!?” I’ve made many cookie and baked goods using beans instead of flour, so it makes perfect sense.
    So far I’ve made the brownie batter and the chocolate chip cookie dough. I did add the 1/4 cup pumpkin to the chocolate chip as well, and used stevia for both instead of agave. I also used white beans (as I prepare a bunch at once and then freeze for future use) and I think they may give a smoother texture without having to remove skins like for chickpeas.
    Truly though, a great little snack/dessert to have on hand!

    • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

      I much prefer white beans that I have prepared at home (rather than canned) too! Much smoother texture, for sure. Try the PB — it is by far everyone’s fave! :)

  16. (what runs) Lori April 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Hello and yummy. I made that dessert hummus but the addition of pumpkin or sweet potatoes sound outstanding!

  17. kristy April 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Brownie Batter!!! I will be making this tonight! YUM!

  18. Anisa Taft May 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    just made the peanut butter dessert hummus. Literally un-freakin-believable. Out of this world.

  19. Heather Eats Almond Milk July 29, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    Oh gosh, it’s only 10 AM, and I want all three of these in front of me right now!

    • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing July 29, 2011 at 9:24 am #

      Thanks! I see no reason why the first three can’t be breakfast, and then the sweet potato (un)sugar one dessert, yes? Part of a complete breakfast! Hehe. ;)

  20. Sherie July 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    Oh My God!! These are AMAZING!!!! I swapped out the honey for Stevia and cut the recipe in half so that it fit perfectly as a post workout snack! FLIPPIN’ AWESOME!! I featured my version on my blog and linked your site and recipe to the post. THANK YOU!!!

    • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing August 1, 2011 at 8:51 am #

      Sherie, I am SO HAPPY to read your comment, and I loved your post! I wanted to use stevia in this recipe when I made it originally, but wasn’t sure how the consistency would be, plus I use liquid stevia, so telling people how many drops kind of varies by brand :) So glad to see your variation — I’ll give it a try myself! Thanks again, girl! Love it! xo

  21. Kami Haupt August 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    Hello! Thought I’d pop in and tell you how much my son and I enjoyed the cookie dough dessert hummus with apples for snack today! Thank you so much for a delicious, sneakily nutritious snack idea!! We’re definitley going to try the other recipes when we have some sweet potatoes on hand!

  22. November 29, 2011 at 1:57 am #

    Healthy Snacking-the best kind! Thanks for such a delicious recipe.

  23. Kelly V December 4, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    Katie, I just made some festive experimental chocolate peppermint dessert hummus, and I think it turned out well! I made that and the peanut butter kind, and there were leftovers of the peanut butter but none of the chocolate peppermint–so apparently the people approve. I just used your chocolate fudge brownie batter recipe, halved the vanilla, and added 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract. I also crushed up a few Andes mint chocolates, but the food processor didn’t seem to like them and I don’t think they added much. It was really pepperminty, so maybe less than 1/4 tsp. would be okay. Anyway, wanted you to know that I’m having fun with your recipes. :)

  24. brittany March 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    I tried the 1st recipe minus the chocolate chips. It did not turn out well. I think it’s bc my natural pb was sweetened and I dislike the taste of it (not my normal brand.) I decreased the sweeteners and vanilla but it was too sweet. :( I was hoping the recipe would make it Palatable. Guess it will become cookies.Next time I’ll use my regular brand, but the chocolate but still less agave/honey/vanilla.
    I’m going to try the other recipes too

    • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 1, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      Hi Brittany, thanks for your comment. I hope that you have better luck with your normal brand of PB. Funny how something as small as using a different type of peanut butter can really alter the flavor of a recipe, but I know from experience how true that is! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the other recipes. xo

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