Have I ever told you my first kiss story?
I had forgotten about it until just the other day when I shared it with my language teacher. We’ve just entered a new phase of language learning where we get to share stories about our lives while drawing pictures. Since I’m trying to do more talking in Chinese, I’m the one who’s been sharing the bulk of the stories. My first kiss story came to mind and I knew my teacher would think it’s hilarious. Wanna hear it?
When I was about 4 or 5 years old, my older sister and I had a friend named Blake. Blake lived down the street from us and had a HUGE dog. The dog had a dog house that was also huge. Whenever Blake’s dog wasn’t in his house, we’d sneak inside to play. It was the perfect little play house for all three of us. One day when my sister, Blake and I were playing the dog house, my sister said to Blake and me, “I’ll give you a penny for every time you kiss.” Blake and I, wanting to be rich, took her up on her offer and started kissing…and kissing…and kissing… until my sister finally told us to STOP! Sadly I never got paid and only got in trouble for kissing so much.
Short and sweet right? I love that story as it’s not a traditional first kiss story and usually causes a laugh. It’s so funny how innocent kids can be…and greedy!
Well, that story has nothing to do with this Vegan Chocolate Hummus. But just like a good story can make you feel happy, so can this simple Vegan Chocolate Hummus! It only requires a handful of ingredients and is a protein-packed way to enjoy a sweet treat. I’ve been loving this Vegan Chocolate Hummus on toast, with fruit, and on oatmeal. I’m sure it would also taste amazing on graham crackers!
The beautiful thing about this Vegan Chocolate Hummus is that it can be more sweet or more savory. If you add in more maple syrup and cacao powder, you’ll end up with a richer, sweeter spread. If you want your dip more savory and slightly sweet, add in less sweetener, taste and adjust to your liking. You could also add in some mix-ins like dairy-free chocolate chips, chopped nuts or dried fruit!
Let me know if you give this simple Vegan Chocolate Hummus and try and what you enjoy eating with it! Leave a comment telling me your thoughts and adaptions or take a picture and tag #theconscientiouseater on Instagram!
- 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 5 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Place all of the ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and process until smooth.
- Taste and add more cacao powder or maple syrup to taste.
- Serve on fruit, graham crackers, or toast!