You've probably dipped carrots in hummus as a snack, or spread hummus onto your sandwich for lunch, but have you ever tried ... dessert hummus? This recipe for dark chocolate hummus may sound strange at first, but it's actually pretty ingenious.
To make this hummus, you start out with some of the usual suspects — chickpeas and tahini — but you diverge from the traditional recipe from there. Instead of the garlic and lemon juice, you're adding maple syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.
Paired with fresh fruit or salty pretzels, this protein-packed dip makes a great snack or dessert. If nothing else, it will certainly be a conversation starter at your next dinner party.
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