Wooo! How bout that for some title bait?
Yes, I did in fact make a recipe JUST to have something green to post about for St. Paddy’s Day.
Yes, it is simple…delicious…and can be made in a blender, food processor, magic bullet, or if you don’t mind it being a little chunky…fork it up!
No, it does NOT taste like beans.
Yes, it makes a perfectly acceptable dinner…hey, I’m part Irish AND it’s St. Paddy’s Day!
Mint Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus:
Inspired by the Wannabe Chef’s Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus
- 1 cup white kidney beans
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3/4 teaspoon mint extract
- 6-8 drops green food coloring
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces (or chips)
1. Combine beans, almond butter, and maple syrup in food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
2. Add in the mint extract and food coloring and process.
3. Stir in chocolate pieces.
4. Lick the food processor clean with a rubber spatula…yes, that is the MOST important step in this process!
I made this recipe small since it was a first time experiment, but feel free to double…or even triple it…you WILL want more once this is gone!
Note: Mint Chocolate Chip Hummus sandwiched between two graham crackers tastes JUST like a Thin Mint without all the saturated fat or the pain in your wallet!
Seriously, why are you still reading? Go to your kitchen and make this right now!
Did any of you “green up” your eats for St. Paddy’s Day?
You PURE genius! I’m tellin ya heather!
Holy hell. Seriously, I’m coming over!
OH. MY. GOD. This is too good to be true!!
I don’t think I’ve ever used a spatula to scrape food off the side of the food processor- I just use my finger / tongue 🙂
Oh girl, you have to try it…it’s like eating utensil meets sqeegee! I’m all about using my resources! 😉
Genius idea for St. Patrick’s Day!
I made a green monster and ate my green veggies, but I do that everyday.. ha.
I so need to try dessert hummus! 🙂
your crazy, in a an awesome way! Crazy creative! I gotta try this.
Looks amazing! Anything with mint chocolate has my heart!!!!!
I’m totally intrigued by dessert hummus. It sounds so strange!! Yet yours does look delicious….I guess there’s only one way to find out; I’ll have to try!
I made matcha cookies! We also made fish and chips for the boys. I never really do festive things for holidays like this, but it was actually kind of fun. Besides, any time I can cook with my husband makes for a great night. Your festive treat looks delicious!
Between two graham crackers sounds wonderful! I had a bit of a tummy ache yesterday so I stuck to vegetable soup, I would have normally made something green though. I love cooking special things for the holidays.
You’re going to think I’m SUPER weird, but I can’t stand chocolate and mint together. People go crazy when they hear this! I never have liked that combination. BUT if I did, I would make this hummus right away! Have a great day!
Actually, to tell you the truth, I used to hate mint flavoring in general until I made some almond shortbread cookies one year for Christmas that had crushed candy canes on top! Oh, I die!
And I totally “tested for poison” before adding the mint and it’s superb without…just so you know! 😉
um… COOL MUCH?!?! i love the use of kidney beans!! this would have gone great in my bean staple sunday post a while ago!.. LOVE THIS mint craze!! YES my dinner last night included pesto barley 😀
It looks so flipping cool =) Hooray for thin mint-like crack in the form of YUMMUS! =)
Now make some of that YUMMUS!! Do it! I dare ya!
Heather this is GORGEOUS! and so creative- love the idea of dessert hummus <3
Thank you Kelsey!
AHHH SUCH A GOOD IDEA!!!
That’s awesome! <3 mint + dessert hummus. I just drank a green smoothie yesterday. Minimal effort I know, lol!
Shut up… seriously I need some mint extract in my life PRONTO. You are a genius!!
Wow, this looks fantastic. I love the green color! I’ve been meaning to make dessert hummus for a while now so this recipe might be just the thing to finally get me to do it. I made mint chocolate chip cookies to celebrate St. Patty’s day. And dyed them green too. The dough looked a lot like your dessert hummus!
You are amazing. OMG, if I had some almond butter, I would be racing to my kitchen to make some of this. Note to self: Buy almond butter ASAP!!!!
Aww, thank you Jen! AB definitely needs to be on the top of the grocery list…in bold…and underlined! 😉
THIS IS GENIUS!
I just found your blog. Stoked.
Hey there! So glad you found me! I’m off to check your bloggy out now!
My goodness, I loved HEAB’s version, so I’m sure I’ll LOVE this one, too! Protein, chocolate, and almond butter all in the same creamy goodness? Yes, please! I could seriously eat that whole batch in one sitting! 🙂
I’ll let you know the results, although I’m kinda scared I won’t be able to stay away, hehe.
Def let me know! And I know what you mean…I ate half the batch right after making it! haha!
This looks amazing! I tried dessert hummus once…but mint chocolate chip in any form is sure to be my fave!
I didn’t green-ify anything extra for st. patty’s…just the usual!
Thanks Lisa! Honestly, I think this is the first time I’ve ever green-fied my eats for the holiday…I already eat a lot of green stuff anyway, but I thought it was fun!
Way to get creative on a Holiday! The only green thing I ate was an apple lol
Haha! Loser! 😉
Fun! I totally just made this earlier this week too! Though I didn’t St Patty-ify it. 😉 Yours looks super delish! 🙂
Awesome! Great minds think alike, huh? 😉
I haven’t tried dessert hummus yet, but now a MINT chocolate version! That’s my favorite flavor!
On my “post giving up chocolate for Lent” list!
Hmm, you know…there’s always carob! 😉
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JUST like a thin mint you say….well, I need to try this then 🙂 I have HIGH expectations b/c I ADORE thin mints…but i know you’d never steer us wrong!!
SUPER creative recipe, Heather!
Thanks Averie! Let me know what you think!
Omg. Get in my belly! That looks delicious!
What a creative idea! This hummus looks great for any celebration, not just St. Patrick’s Day!
Have I told… you lately… that I love you? Because I do! Best St. Patty’s Day recipe I’ve seen so far! 😀
Aww, thanks girlie! I love you too! Mwah!
Goodness gracious this is AMAZINGGGGG, you have outdone yourself again my dear! (P.S I got the quaker oat squares last week, so delicious, thanks!)
Your welcome chicka! So glad you got them…they’re definitely my fave cereal!
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I just made this and it is delicious. I didn’t turn out nearly as vibrantly green as yours, despite my adding and adding and adding food colouring, but the taste is fab. Thank you!
Oh yay! I’m so so glad you liked it, Allison! I love hearing from people when they try my recipes. You just made my night!
It really IS delicious. I made it with homemade almond butter and mini chocolate chips and paired it with homemade graham crackers. OMG. How did you dream up such a delight?? Thanks again.