No kidding! This healthy chocolate hummus is so easy to make. If you’ve got 5-minutes and a blender, you’ve got a delicious dessert.
We love chocolate hummus because it’s
- Simple to make
- Packed with flavor and fiber
- Perfectly sweet
- A fabulous dip for crackers, apple slices, bananas, strawberries
- Perfect used as a frosting or served on bagels
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It wasn’t that long ago that I first heard that companies like Trader Joe’s and others were selling chocolate hummus, and I couldn’t believe it.
First off, I have to tell you that I LOVE both chocolate and hummus, but it sounded like some kind of crazy chocolate bean product, and I just couldn’t wrap my head around it at first.
What is chocolate hummus made of?
Traditional hummus is made from chickpeas (or garbanzo beans), and I would never have dreamed to combine beans with….chocolate? Yuck!
But, I will happily admit that I was wrong. This stuff is amazing, and it’s made with only 7 simple ingredients.
- cocoa powder
- peanut butter or PB2 (optional)
- maple syrup
- almond milk (or other plant milk)
- vanilla extract
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Other great hummus recipes
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Italian Hummus
- Basic Garlic Hummus
- Edamame Hummus
- Ultimate Hummus & Veggie Sandwich
Is chocolate hummus good for you?
Since the main ingredient in chocolate hummus is chickpeas, it is loaded with fiber and protein that will keep you feeling full for hours.
Keep in mind that this dessert hummus also has some sweetener with the maple syrup, so I’m not saying you need to eat it every day. However, as far as a sweet snack, this is a great healthy option.
Make sure to keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and it will keep for up to 7-10 days.
How to make this chocolate hummus recipe
This is such a simple dessert hummus recipe, and it can be made in about 5-minutes.
Simply place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. You can make your own fresh chickpeas or simply open a can of precooked beans.
One other thing to note is that if you don’t have chickpeas on-hand, great northern beans or black beans can be substituted.
Next, blend the ingredients until they are slightly smooth. I like my hummus a little grainy, but if you like yours completely smooth, just keep blending.
If your blender has a hard time mixing the ingredients, you might need to stop it, stir (or burp) it, and continue blending until you get it to a good consistency.
I love my Vitamix because it comes with a tamper that allows me to keep the ingredients moving while they are processing without stopping and stirring.
I like hummus nice and thick with a little bit of graininess to it. It’s delicious eaten from a spoon or even used as an icing.
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More than just a dip
One of my favorite ways to eat it is on a Dave’s Killer Bagel with fruit. OMGoodness, talk about staying full until lunch or even later!
This delicious dessert hummus is also wonderful on crackers. I love Mary’s Gone Crackers because they are completely vegan and oil-free. They’re also super -crunchy and nutty tasting.
Chocolate hummus tips & substitutions
- This dessert hummus can be made with chickpeas, black beans, or great northern beans.
- Make your own beans fresh or use canned. Always drain and rinse can beans before using to remove at least 40% of the salt and preservatives.
- The peanut butter or PB2 is completely optional. If you decide to use PB2, use 2 tablespoons of the powder to 1 tablespoon of water.
- Use almond, soy, or other plant milk to make this recipe.
- If using as a frosting, adding an extra tablespoon of maple syrup will really sweeten it up more. You’ll also want to blend it until completely smooth.
- Adjust the salt and maple syrup to your personal tastes.
Other great dessert recipes
- 1-1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas or garbanzo beans (black beans or great northern beans also work)
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter or PB2 powder (optional)
- 4 Tbsp maple syrup (adjust to taste preference)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp almond milk or other plant milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until slightly smooth. If necessary, stop blender and scrape down sides and continue to mix until desired texture.
- Serve on fruit, bagels, or as a frosting.
- If using as a frosting, you may want to add an extra tablespoon of maple syrup and blend until completely smooth.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71 Total Fat: 1.6g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Sodium: 82mg Carbohydrates: 12.6g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2.5g
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