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Chocolate Hummus Stuffed Dates

Serves 12.


    Chocolate Hummus Stuffed Dates

    Here’s proof that hummus can take on many personalities, and this unexpected dessert version is a tasty filling for stuffed dates, resulting in sweet and creamy portable rocket fuel. Extra hummus is a great dip for fresh fruit.


    Watch the clock

    Not all workouts require reaching into a feedbag. In general, bike rides and other exercise outings lasting fewer than 90 minutes won’t require supplemental energy as long as pre-workout nibbles have been sufficient.

    Beyond the 90-minute mark, an active body can often benefit from extra calories to keep energy reserves from bottoming out. A good portion of these calories should hail from carbohydrates since these are the primary source of energy for hard-working muscles, and stores are limited. Aim to take in 30 to 90 grams of carbs for each hour of activity.


    Chocolate Hummus Stuffed Dates


    • 398 mL can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 1/3 cup (80 mL) cocoa powder
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup
    • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) tahini
    • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
    • 12 Medjool dates
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) toasted sesame seeds (optional)
    • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) cacao nibs (optional)


    Per serving:

    • calories144
    • protein3g
    • fat3g
      • saturated fat0g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates30g
      • sugars21g
      • fibre4g
    • sodium36mg



    In food processor container, place chickpeas, cocoa powder, maple syrup, tahini, vanilla, and a pinch of salt and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust level of sweetness if desired.


    Using a knife, slice an opening in dates (without cutting them all the way through into two halves) and remove pits. Gently pry dates open with fingers and spoon in hummus filling. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. If desired, sprinkle cacao nibs onto top of stuffed dates. Transfer filled dates to a small zip-top bag for transport.


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