Drain the chick peas and reserve the liquid.
Mash them with a potato masher, or puree in a blender or food processor.
Blend in the garlic, lemon juice, peanut butter, cumin, salt, oil, and cayenne pepper.
Add enough of the reserved chick pea liquid to make a smooth, but not runny, paste.
*You can serve this with pita bread cut up into small triangles.*
**You can refrigerate this for 3 to 5 days.**
***This is a variation of a Middle Eastern dish using peanut butter in place of sesame paste (tahini).***