You read that right: I accidentally made dessert hummus. I first heard of dessert hummus a couple of years ago when my friend shared something on it. I had never tried it though. Until now!
Flash back to last week
Wednesdays are my work-from-home days and they can get long. So I have created the habit of cooking or baking during the day as a work break. Last week, I wanted to try these Black Bean Sweet Potato Chocolate Fudge Bars.
So I tried making them and they did not turn out as anticipated!
What went wrong?!
A couple of things happened to derail my anticipated treat. First, the recipe called for coconut oil, but all I had was olive oil. Second, it also called for maple syrup and we were out of pure maple syrup so I used the lite log cabin syrup we had in the fridge. Which meant way less sweetness to overcome the bitter chocolate and salty black beans.
Lastly, the pan I used was smaller than a typical 8×8 brownie pan. Because of this, the bars did not cook properly and ended up a bit mushy. It was not a success!
Flash forward to yesterday
So here I am with a mushy black bean sweet potato chocolate thing hanging out in a container in my fridge not wanting to throw it away and waste food. After meal prepping yesterday, I was putting the containers in the fridge and I took out my bars admitting that it was time to throw them away.
On a strange impulse, I decided to put it on the multi-grain chips I bought at Aldi and was surprised by the results! It was actually good! Which makes sense because beans + oil = hummus.
My failed fudge found its purpose!
I am so happy that my failed fudge bars that weren’t sweet enough to be dessert but not savory enough to be patties found a place in this world. Because of my failure, I accidentally made dessert hummus!
So to make your own, I guess follow the recipe linked above and use less syrup (or lite syrup), olive oil and take it out of the oven when it is mushy. Sounds appealing right?! 😉