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

 

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Instructions

 

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until completely smooth. 
  2. Serve with fresh fruit, pretzels, or Graham crackers. 

 

Nutrition Information (per 1 serving)

 

  • 133 calories
  • 22 g carbohydrates
  • 6 g protein
  • 3 g fat