Dessert Chocolate Hummus

Today’s recipe is a dessert that is not only delicious but also is packed with nutrients. I know it sounds ridiculous but hummus can go sweet with chocolate. Adding dark chocolate to hummus creates a marvelous spread or dip that can be used for a snack, lunch, or even dessert. Dark chocolate contains powerful antioxidants, can help lower blood pressure, raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), while decreasing LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, and may even improve brain function. Hummus is also a healthy option, as beans are high in fiber and protein. According to Spoon University, chocolate hummus is similar in texture to the hazelnut spread, Nutella, but with one-third of the calories and sugar. You can use classic chickpeas or garbanzo beans, black beans, or cannelini beans. Chickpeas are good for you helping to control blood sugar and cholesterol. Use it as a spread on toast or bread, use it as a dip with fresh fruit or graham crackers, or enjoy it as a pudding. Chocolate hummus is perfect with fresh fruit, and I’d start with strawberries, bananas, or even apple slices.

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