This chocolate hummus recipe is rich, creamy, chocolatey, and packed full of wholesome chickpeas, making it a perfect dip for when you’re craving something sweet but healthy-ish.
This tasty dip is inspired by the popular savory Middle Eastern hummus but with a sweet & chocolatey twist. I can’t wait for you to try the recipe! It’s delicious!
OK, so chocolate and chickpeas aren’t the most obvious duo. Before I tried chocolate hummus, I would never have thought of putting them together. But then I tried this recipe, and everything I thought I knew about dips and chocolate changed forever.
Chocolate hummus is a rich, creamy, sweet twist on traditional savory hummus. Like the original dip, it’s packed full of healthy chickpeas and makes a satisfying snack, dessert, or even breakfast toast topper! If you’re struggling to get your kids to eat beans, this hummus could be the answer. Whip it up in a matter of minutes, and serve with fresh fruit, pretzels, or graham crackers.
Chocolate Hummus Ingredients
I used canned chickpeas for this recipe for ease. That being said, you could cook dry chickpeas from scratch, but personally I prefer to use canned chickpeas as it’s so much quicker and the texture is perfect every time.
Cacao is less processed than cocoa and will give your sweet hummus an amazingly intense chocolate flavor.
You can use creamy or crunchy salted peanut butter for this recipe depending on your texture preference. If you don’t have salted peanut butter then add a tiny pinch of salt when you add to the blender.
I love using maple syrup as a sweetener because it’s super yummy and 100% natural! I used ? cup for a milk-chocolate tasting hummus.
Plant-based creamer will help give your hummus that deliciously smooth texture we’re looking for.
The ultimate dessert seasoning, vanilla extract is going to help enhance all the other yummy flavors in your chocolate hummus.
How to Make Chocolate Hummus
- Rinse and drain chickpeas. I’d recommend using warm water to rinse, rather than cold. Your ingredients will blend up easier if they are at room temperature.
- Place all of your ingredients into a high powdered blender, and blitz until smooth. You might need to pause and scrape down the sides.
Tip: Add your wet ingredients first to ensure there is enough liquid at the bottom of the blender container. This will make it easier to blitz!
There’s a bunch of ways to customize this chocolate hummus recipe to your taste! Try one of these to get you started.
- Swap chickpeas for black beans (technically no longer hummus if chickpeas aren’t used),
- Use almond butter or tahini instead of peanut butter,
- Or, try the recipe with hazelnut butter for a version of plant-based Nutella.
How to Eat Chocolate Hummus
This dip goes perfectly with fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, banana, and apple slices. I also love to dunk pretzels and graham crackers into it. Looking for a sweet breakfast? Spread over toast and top with fresh fruit (e.g. strawberries, banana slices), and nuts and seeds (e.g. hemp hearts, chia seeds)!
How To Store
Store leftover chocolate hummus in an airtight container in the fridge, and consume within 3 days.
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Chocolate Hummus Recipe | Rich & Creamy
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
- 1/3 cup salted peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup dairy-free vanilla creamer
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Bananas, sliced
- Apples, sliced
- Graham crackers
- Make: Place all chocolate hummus ingredients into a high powdered blender, and blitz until smooth and creamy. Stop and scrape down the sides, as needed.
- Serve: Transfer chocolate hummus into a bowl and serve with juicy strawberries, banana + apple slices, and/or pretzels or graham crackers.
- Store any leftover chocolate hummus in an airtight container in the fridge, and consume within 3 days.
- Nutritional information is per serving and for Chocolate Hummus only. Nutrition information is to be used as a guide only as calories and nutrition vary between products and brands worldwide.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 377
- Sugar: 16
- Sodium: 408
- Fat: 15
- Saturated Fat: 2.5
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 45
- Fiber: 112
- Protein: 15
- Cholesterol: 0
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Thanks Bethany! It’s such a tasty recipe ?