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Don’t be afraid to experiment with sweet honey mango dessert hummus.

By: Mandy Ashcraft
Photos by: Dustin Ashcraft

If the thought of “dessert” and “hummus” in the same sentence scares you, it might bring you some relief to know that this one tastes almost exactly like peach cobbler. If you’re looking for a sweet dip for apple slices or pita bread, or for something to eat right out of the bowl when no one’s looking, dessert hummus is for you! This recipe makes about two cups of creamy dip.

Ingredients:

1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
2 large mangoes, skin removed, chopped
1 tablespoon natural creamy peanut butter
Juice of 1 orange
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Extra honey and chopped mango for
garnish (optional)

Instructions:

1/ Add garbanzo beans, chopped mango, peanut butter, orange juice, honey and cinnamon to food processor.

2/ Process until smooth.

3/ Serve with slices of apple or pita chips, drizzled in honey and chopped mango. Experiment with it: Spread it on a dessert pizza, or add it to a fruit and granola parfait! Don’t be afraid to eat it spooned over more fresh mango pieces.

4/ Refrigerate for a week, covered.

For more information, visit www.mandyashcraft.com.