With the holidays coming up we’re heading into a heavy season of entertaining so today I have an easy and delicious spread for you, along with a couple of extra ideas to keep your snacking interesting.
Sometimes it’s hard to get the right mix of sweet + savory, indulgent and healthy when I’m planning for guests. I get excited about the different desserts I could make but I know I always appreciate having something lighter to snack on as well.
When I tried Boar’s Head Dark Chocolate Hummus last week I found the perfect solution!
First of all, it’s delicious – the first ingredient is chick-peas but it’s an airy, chocolaty, spread. The chickpeas are blended with cocoa powder, organic sugar, and real vanilla and the result is a guilt-free indulgence that is SO good. Second, it is the perfect companion to regular hummus for creating a hostess spread.
- Just grab your favorite things to dip in hummus,
- gather lots of cute little serving bowls,
- and pull out your favorite flavors of hummus before guests arrive.
Boars Head has a normal line of nine flavors of hummus available year round but this Chocolate addition is only available for a limited time so GO GRAB SOME! (I need to figure out how long they’ll stay good in my fridge so I can stock up)
I had to hunt a bit in my grocery store because it was on special display – if you’re having trouble finding the product and want to know if your store carries it,Boar’s Head Customer Service is happy to point you in the right direction. They’re available M-F, 8a-5p EST, at (800) 352-6277
With the Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus you can add a few things to dip in hummus that may not be traditional, like caramel rice cakes or blackberries. I also really liked it with the chopped raw veggies I usually dip in classic hummus for a sweeter way to eat veggies. You get zero guilt, but all the indulgence.
So, for your next get-together, here’s a list of 17 things to dip in hummus!
Stick with regular pretzels, try a thin variety, or go for the pretzel sticks and serve them in a shallow up. Depending on what type of hummus you’re serving, you can also experiment with flavored options.
There are SO many options when it comes to crackers so just pick up your favorite and enjoy!
Pita or Pita crisps
Whether you cut up a full pita into smaller pieces for dipping or pick up a bag of pita crisps, it goes well with hummus in any flavor.
You can’t go wrong with chopped fruit and they’re the perfect compliment to the Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus. If you’re serving berries or something I’d include toothpicks to limit mess and make it easier for guests to dip without getting hummus all over their hands. A few of our favorites
- apple slices
Cut vegetables into individual servings and serve for dipping. Some of our favorites in hummus alike are:
- baby carrots (loved these in the dessert hummus!)
- celery sticks (loved these in the dessert hummus!)
- grape tomatoes
- bell peppers
**simplicity tip: I like picking up a platter of pre-cut veggies to keep everything easy
Grab some mini rice cakes in assorted flavors and you have the perfect thing to dip in hummus. Of ALL the things I tried in Boar’s Head Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus, my very favorite were the mini caramel corn rice cakes. The combination was DELICIOUS!
These are basically just crackers but any kind of nut based crisp is a great addition to your hummus platter (the almond thins are my very favorite with regular hummus and were almost as good as the caramel rice cakes in the chocolate hummus).
This is one of my kids favorite things to dip in hummus and I love that I’m sneaking in veggies two different ways with these.
Think outside the box when it comes to chips and hummus. You can dip your classic potato chip but I love something a bit more substantial like a black bean chip.
So you can dip cheese straight into hummus, but I prefer it stacked on a cracker and then the two dipper in hummus. I really loved this crisp Vermont cheddar paired with crackers and Dark Chocolate Hummus but it also goes well with their classic variety, too.
What about you? What are your favorite things to dip in hummus? Let me know in the comments below!!