Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Hummus

by Christina Meyer-Jax, Tastemaker in Residence

Joining the KARE 11 Friday afternoon broadcast, was ideal for a Hummus pairing. Check out my KARE 11 appearance and recipe tips. Is there such a thing as "healthy" cookie dough? Registered Dietitian Christina Meyer-Jax shares a simple recipe that powers up the protein and fiber for a treat that is no longer a "guilty pleasure". What's the secret ingredient?? It's a pantry staple! S&W Garbanzo Beans! This 5 minute recipe is perfect for zapping out the craving for dough.

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1 can (drained) S&W garbanzo beans 

1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice)

1/4 cup maple syrup or honey

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Sprinkle in dried fruit of choice (optional)


  1. Drain the garbanzo beans, then add them in with maple syrup and peanut butter to blender. Blend until smooth.

  2. Fold in with a spoon chocolate chips (dried fruit if adding) once hummus appears to be a thick, smooth consistency.

  3. Eat and enjoy with a spoon!  Or better yet, serve as a dip for sliced fruit such as apples and pears.