This Chocolate Hummus is SO easy to make. If you’ve got 5-minutes and a blender, you’ve got a delicious healthy vegan dessert.
Chocolate hummus is a great dip to use with fresh fruit and pretzels. I’ve served it at showers and parties and received terrific feedback.
You’ll 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
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?
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
The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.
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 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 icing.
More than just a dip
One of my favorite ways to eat chocolate hummus is on 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
Make your own beans fresh or use canned. Always drain and rinse canned beans before using them 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 used 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.
Your Questions Answered:
- Q: What is chocolate hummus made of? This dessert hummus can be made with chickpeas, black beans, or great northern beans. I use chickpeas in this recipe. Other ingredients include maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla, plant milk, and salt.
- Q: Is chocolate hummus good for you? As far as snacking goes, it is a healthy option that is low in sugar and high in fiber and antioxidants.
- Q: What does it taste like? Though its texture is similar to chocolate icing, the flavor is less sweet than frosting. It is very chocolatey and more fudge-like in flavor.
- Q: What can you eat it with? There really are lots of options such as spread over a bagel, as a dip for fresh strawberries and other fruit, and even on crackers or cookies.
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- 1-1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas or garbanzo beans (black beans or great northern beans also work)
- 3.5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter or PB2 powder (optional)
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup (adjust to taste preference)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons almond milk or other plant milk (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- crushed walnuts (optional)
- 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.
- If using crushed walnuts, stir them in before serving. Non-dairy chocolate chips are also a great addition.
- 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.
Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 1.6gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 12.6gFiber: 2gProtein: 2.5g
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