Monday, February 10, 2020

Valentine's Chocolate Treat Board

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Tribe Hummus. As always, all opinions and ideas are my own.

Tips and tricks for building a Valentine's Day dessert treat board including chocolate hummus, fruits and pastries.

My love of snack boards is not limited to cheese and charcuterie. Dessert boards are the bomb. I'd always much rather snack on a whole bunch of different things than choose just one and this way I can try all the sweet things.

Tips and tricks for building a Valentine's Day dessert treat board including chocolate hummus, fruits and pastries.

So, instead of baking just one kind of cake or other Valentine's treat, this year I'm serving a chocolate treat board. And since I love putting them together, I think the "galentines" should get one too. What's better than a group of girlfriends sipping wine and eating chocolate treats together.

Tips and tricks for building a Valentine's Day dessert treat board including chocolate hummus, fruits and pastries.

I built the board around a center dip, almost like a fondue but so much better because I used Tribe's new chocolate hummus.Yes, it's hummus in the sense that it's made of chickpeas but it's really a sweet, creamy chocolate dip. Perfect for dipping strawberries, pretzels, apples, cookies, etc. I include both indulgent and healthier fruit options on my board so that everyone can choose.

Tips and tricks for building a Valentine's Day dessert treat board including chocolate hummus, fruits and pastries.

Tribe also makes other dessert hummus flavors such as Sea Salt Caramel Hummus, Cake Batter Hummus, Vanilla Bean Hummus and Pea "No-Nut" Butter Hummus. All of them contain only 5 grams of sugar per serving, no artificial preservatives and are vegan, gluten free, kosher and non-GMO verified. And, of course, delicious. Click here to find them.
Yield: 8 Servings
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Tips and tricks for building a Valentine's Day dessert treat board including chocolate hummus, fruits and pastries.

Valentine's Chocolate Treat Board

prep time: 15 Mcook time: total time: 15 M
Tips and tricks for building a Valentine's Day dessert treat board including chocolate hummus, fruits and pastries.

ingredients:

  • Tribe Dark Chocolate Hummus
  • Sliced apple
  • Cherries or grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Mini doughnuts, powdered and/or glazed
  • Pound cake
  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzels
  • Graham Crackers
  • Madeleines

instructions:

How to cook Valentine's Chocolate Treat Board

  1. Place a bowl of the Tribe Chocolate Hummus in the center of your board and build layers of dippable items around it.
  2. Include forks or picks for dipping.
  3. Slice the pound cake into cubes and the apples into slices.
  4. Other great fruit options would include sliced bananas or orange segments.
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