Over four years ago, I started this blog with a Lemony Snicket quote, and my home page boasts a picture of Lemony Snicket books. Without a doubt, Snicket is my favorite monikered children’s author. His proverbs are quite wise, including this one:
“Sometimes words are not enough.”
― Lemony Snicket
In the case of this recipe, words are not enough because your other senses need to be involved.
I could go to great lengths to express in words the deliciousness of chocolate hummus. I could describe the rich smell of chocolate, or the pleasing crunch as you take a bite of hummus on a cracker, or the buzzing sound of the food processor. But words are not enough. You need to smell, feel, taste, and hear for yourself.
Since we first eat with our eyes, I went to great lengths to create a favorable picture of chocolate hummus.
After two failed attempts at capturing a proper hummus photo, I designed a canvas and snapped practice shots of the empty bowls until I was pleased with the colors and angles.
Then I moved my canvas outside for better lighting, and I added the actual food.
Now that you’ve eaten with your eyes, go taste and smell this rich chocolate hummus!
- One 15-oz can chickpeas (I have also successfully tried this recipe with black beans, but I think the chickpeas have a better flavor.)
- 4 tbs. cocoa powder
- 2 tbs. honey (You can try other sweeteners, but I have found that honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
Grind all ingredients in the food processor until smooth.
*Recipe adapted from Don’t Waste the Crumbs.