Chocolate hummus is the perfect dessert dip for all chocolate lovers. Creamy, chocolatey, rich and decadent, it tastes like brownie batter! It is not only delicious, but also healthy and easy to make. Made with 6 simple ingredients you probably have in your kitchen, this sweet dip is a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Serve with strawberries, cookies, or pretzels for dipping. Chocolate hummus is a crowd-pleaser, perfect for parties!
This chocolate hummus recipe is a unique twist on the traditional hummus dip. Like traditional hummus, the base is made with chickpeas. I like to boil my chickpeas in water with a bit of baking soda before blending to make sure the dip comes out as smooth as possible. This helps soften the chickpeas and makes them very easy to blend (no peeling required). I prefer to use a blender instead of a food processor which will result in a much smoother texture.
Traditionally hummus is made with tahini, but for this dessert hummus I swapped the tahini for peanut butter. Chocolate and peanut butter are truly a match made in heaven! If you’re peanut-free, you can swap it out with almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter. The dip is then flavored with cocoa powder, agave and vanilla extract. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a tasty snack, this chocolate hummus is sure to impress. Serve it as a dip or use it as a spread on toast or your favorite baked goods for a delicious chocolate twist.
What is chocolate hummus made from?
Chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans), peanut butter, agave, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract are the 5 basic ingredients. You can substitute peanut butter for almond butter or any nut butter of your choice like almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower butter. If you want to substitute agave, you can swap it out for maple syrup, sugar, or any calorie-free sweetener (just add it to taste).
Is chocolate hummus healthy for you?
Yes! The base of this dip is made with gram which is very healthy for you. Then add cocoa powder, peanut butter and a sweetener of choice making this a healthy chocolate hummus recipe.
Does chocolate hummus taste like chickpeas?
Actually it doesn’t. Chickpeas mainly add a creamy base to the recipe. I prefer to buy canned unsalted chickpeas which have a milder taste. Once the cocoa, peanut butter, and agave are added, the flavors mask the chickpea flavor, which is perfect, not sweet.
What goes well with chocolate hummus?
I like to serve my dip with strawberries and vegan graham crackers. You can also enjoy it with other fruits such as sliced peaches, apple slices, banana rings, pears, or dried fruits such as dried apricots or dried pineapple rings. Chocolate hummus also pairs well with pretzels or cookies for dipping.
How to make Chocolate Hummus:
Drain and wash chickpeas well. Add chickpeas and baking soda to a medium bowl and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 – 20 minutes until the chickpeas are very tender and some of the chickpea skin is floating in the water.
Wash chickpeas thoroughly with cold water to cool them. The pods will break and many will peel off.
Add cooled chickpeas with any chickpea skins to a blender. Add peanut butter, agave, cocoa powder, ice cubes and vanilla extract. Blend, until completely smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. If needed, you can add dairy-free milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Pour into a bowl or serving dish and garnish with chocolate chips if desired. Serve with your favorite dippers. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
This chocolate hummus is…
- Creamy, chocolatey, decadent
- A healthy snack or dessert
- A crowd pleaser- perfect for parties
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Vegan Ranch Chickpea Sandwiches
Vegan Crab Cakes (Chickpeas and Artichokes)
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Chocolate hummus is the perfect dessert dip for all chocolate lovers. Creamy, chocolatey, rich and decadent, it tastes like brownie batter! Not only is it delicious, it’s healthy and easy to make with just 6 ingredients. This sweet dip is a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Serve with strawberries, cookies or pretzels for dipping. Chocolate hummus is a crowd-pleaser, perfect for parties!
Serving: 12 (Makes about 3 cups)
- 1 19oz can chickpeas (unsalted is best) (2 cups) See step 1 for preparation
- ½ teaspoon Baking soda
- 5 table spoon Nut butter (or other nut or seed butters)
- 5 table spoon agave (or sweet of choice)
- ¼ the cup Cocoa powder
- 4 ice cube
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1-3 table spoon Plant-based milk (eg oat or soy) (if needed)
- 2 table spoon Vegan Chocolate Chips (optional for garnish)
- Strawberries, cookies, pretzels, dried fruit, peach slices, apple slices, or other dippers to serve
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Cooking chickpeas from scratch: If you’re cooking chickpeas from scratch, add baking soda to the water and cook until the skins start to pop and the chickpeas are super tender (an additional 10-20 minutes). Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda for every 1 cup of dry chickpeas.
Worship: 1 Servings (about ¼ cup) (recipe makes 12 servings) | Calories: 146kcal | Sugars: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated fats: 2g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg