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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dessert Hummus

This week was one of those long short weeks.
Last Saturday was my sister's Bachelorette party. We did happy hour, Mexican food (best.margaritas.ever.) and then Salsa danced the rest of the night away! My feet hurt all over again just thinking about it!
Tuesday was the actual wedding. It was very lovely and the weather for the most part cooperated. Just about the time that the guests were sitting down and we were gearing up to trek down the isle, the wind started to blow and it got much much cooler. I know the groomsmen were fine (because they kept rubbing in just how warm they were....) but all of the bridesmaids were shaking and shivering like crazy!!
The cold was quickly forgotten, however, because soon after the ceremony was over we were shakin our groove things on the dance floor- I can't wait to see those pictures.
Then all of a sudden it was Wednesday and back to life (back to reality...).


I got up this morning and went to Camp Gladiator (it was flippin cold out) where I participated in voluntary torture. We definitely worked out the whole body and then some but it felt good. My arms were shaking a bit on the drive home- that's when you know it was a good workout.


I came home and refueled with some coffee and a veggie omlette and all was good.
Then it hit me. The sugar monster. I wanted a cupcake/cookie/pie/marshmallowthesizeofmyhead and I wanted it n.o.w.


My compromise to myself was this dessert hummus. It has some sugar in it, but not enough to make me feel bad about eating half of it in one sitting.
....no...I did not do that......


This hummus has a cake batter like texture and I kind of thought that the maple syrup was going to make it too sweet. Wrong-o. It was awesome. Smooth and creamy peanut buttery goodness. Get in my mouth.


And you have to add the chocolate chips because...duh...chocolate and peanut butter are besties....


PB Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus

2 cups rinsed and drained chick peas
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tbs vanilla extract
Chocolate chips- as much as you want. I wont judge.

Mix first 4 ingredients in a blender/food processor until smoooooooth and creamy. Resist the urge to stick your face in the blender- transfer to a bowl instead (or, if you're classy like me, a glad tupperware container) fold in all the chocolate chips you want. Dip everything from graham crackers to your fingers in it and enjoy!


Highlights of this week:
Watching my sister get married- obvs
5 words- Sexy and I Know It.
Being told by a second grader that I smelled like chicken....."but chicken smells good!"
Liebster Award!