I once held a farmer’s market stand selling only desserts made from beans. Every Saturday I bribed my husband with donuts and fancy coffee and he loaded up his truck with a tent, table, and a tub full of baked goods I had worked on until 1 a.m. the night before. It was like the stressful adult version of a lemonade stand.
My biggest seller was the chocolate hummus. It was also my highest priced item because if Aldi can charge $4, then I assume it as my right as well. I was always surprised by this sale because who picks $4 chocolate bean puree over a $2 brownie?! I literally took pre-orders since it was flying off the table so fast.
I ended the summer with a whopping $300 profit that I ended up giving away.
It was fun. It was hot. Needless to say, it only lasted a season.
I’m now sharing my coveted recipe to inspire the bean bakers of the future.
Dark Chocolate Hummus
Yield: 8 servings
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips, melted
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Serve with fresh fruit, pretzels, or Graham crackers.
Nutrition Information (per 1 serving)
- 133 calories
- 22 g carbohydrates
- 6 g protein
- 3 g fat