chocolate hummus

 chocolate hummus is delicious with your favourite cracker, celery, carrot stcks, apples and pears

Today I did a NutriSue kids’ workshop at my Public Library and it was a hit with the kids from the homeschool group.

I talked about the new Canada Food Guide and then we made my alternative to that hazelnut spread which is made with not so nice ingredients. We made ours with whole foods, including chickpeas.

Yes. Chickpeas. They add a really nice creaminess to this kid-friendly snack.

All the kids aged 2-10, participated, helping make their snack. 

I find, from experience, that when kids are engaged in the selection and prep of their food, they’re more likely to eat it. 

That was proven again today, as unanimously the kids gave our chocolate hummus two big thumbs up!


 chocolate hummus is delicious on seed crackers

 

 chocolate hummus with the goodness of chickpeas

1 3/4 cups cooked chickpeas (about one 15 ounce can, drained and rinsed well)

1/4 cup peanut, seed or soy butter (or to taste)

4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

4 tbsp maple syrup or coconut nectar (or more if you like it a little sweeter)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

3 tbsp water (optional, depending on how thick you like your hummus)

1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

  • put all your ingredients except the water into in a food processor; mix until smooth. 
  • add water to get the texture you like.
  • serve with fruit, celery, carrots, your favourite cracker as a dip, or spread on bread or toast.
  • store in an airtight container in the fridge.

enjoy!

 chocolate hummus made with just a few whole food ingredients 

 chocolate hummus 

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5 thoughts on “chocolate hummus

  1. Hey…

    Got this great post in my S and S email inbox today. I’ve never received any of these from you before and I was so excited to get it!

    Major YUM on the chocolate spread! We’ll make it with our kids too.

    So…are you going to do more kid food workshops around your town?

    And how is job hunting going/

    And how are things in general?

    On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 at 14:53, NutriSue Nutritional Consulting wrote:

    > NutriSue posted: ” Today I did a NutriSue kids’ workshop at my Public > Library and it was a hit with the kids from the homeschool group. I talked > about the new Canada Food Guide and then we made my alternative to that > hazelnut spread which is made with not so nice ingr” >

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