If you're about to break the bank with store-bought chocolate hummus, this recipe is for you! It is a great way to make children (or adults!) eat legumes incognito. Perfect with toast or fresh fruit, this inexpensive spread will charm you!
3/4 cup of water
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 cup unsalted chickpeas
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup of melted deodorized coconut oil
* You can use virgin coconut oil; the hummus will have a subtle taste of coconut!
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
Bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, pour the water over the dates to soften them and let rest for about 5 minutes.
In the container of a high-power blender (Vitamix style) or food processor, place all the ingredients as well as the dates and their soaking water. Turn on and run at high speed for several minutes until the hummus is very smooth. Stop to scrape the edges with a spatula if necessary.
Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate to cool.
Will keep for about 5 days in the refrigerator.