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!
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)