Chocolate hummus is the perfect dip for all chocolate lovers. Creamy, chocolaty, rich and decadent, it tastes like brownie batter! Not only is it delicious, but it’s also healthy and easy to make. Made with just 6 simple ingredients that you probably already 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. Just like traditional hummus, the base is made from chickpeas. To make sure the dip is as smooth as possible, I like to boil my chickpeas with a little baking soda in water before mixing them. This helps soften the chickpeas and makes them super easy to blend (no need to peel them). I also prefer using 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, I’m replacing the tahini with peanut butter. Chocolate and peanut butter are truly a heavenly combination! If you don’t have peanuts, you can swap them 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 kick.
What is chocolate hummus made of?
Chickpeas (also called chickpeas), peanut butter, agave, cocoa powder and vanilla extract are the 5 basic ingredients. You can also replace the peanut butter with any nut butters or seed butters you like, such as almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower butter. If you want to substitute the agave, you can swap it out for maple syrup, sugar, or any other calorie-free sweetener (just add to taste).
Is chocolate hummus healthy for you?
Yes! The base of this dip is made from chickpeas which are very healthy for you. Then cocoa powder, peanut butter and a sweetener of choice make this a healthy chocolate hummus recipe.
Does Chocolate Hummus Taste Like Chickpeas?
Not really. 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 taste of the chickpeas, making it the perfect, not too sweet, dip.
What goes well with chocolate hummus?
I love serving my dip with strawberries and vegan graham crackers. You can also enjoy it with other fruits such as peach slices, apple slices, banana slices, pears or dried fruits like dried apricots or dried pineapple slices. Chocolate hummus also goes well with pretzels or cookies for dipping.
How to make chocolate hummus:
Drain the chickpeas and rinse them well. Add chickpeas and baking soda to a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 10-20 minutes until the chickpeas are super tender and the chickpea skins are floating in the water.
Drain and rinse well with cold water to cool the chickpeas. The chickpeas will fall apart and a lot of the skins will have come off.
Add the cooled chickpeas along with the chickpea skins to a blender. Add peanut butter, agave, cocoa powder, ice cubes and vanilla extract. Blend, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed, until completely smooth and creamy. If needed, you can add 1 tablespoon of dairy-free milk at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Pour into a bowl or serving platter and garnish with chocolate chips if desired. Serve with your favorite dip. Store in an airtight 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
Other ways to use chickpeas:
The best easy hummus recipe
Crispy Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
Sweet Potato Hummus
Vegan Chickpea Ranch Sandwich
Vegan crab cakes (chickpeas and artichokes)
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Chocolate hummus is the perfect dip for all chocolate lovers. Creamy, chocolaty, rich and decadent, it tastes like brownie batter! Not only is it delicious, but it’s also healthy and easy to prepare with only 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!
Servings: 12 (for about 3 cups)
- 1 19oz can Chickpeas (unsalted is best) (2 cups) see step 1 for preparation
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 5 soup spoons Peanut Butter (or other nut or seed butter)
- 5 soup spoons agave (or sweetener of choice)
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 4 ice cubes
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 -3 soup spoons vegetable milk (like oats or soy) (if needed)
- 2 soup spoons vegan chocolate chips (optional for garnish)
- strawberries, cookies, pretzels, dried fruit, peach slices, apple slices, or other dips To serve
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Cooking chickpeas from scratch: If you are cooking chickpeas from scratch, add the baking soda to the water and cook them longer until the skin starts to come off and the chickpeas are super tender (10 to 20 additional minutes). Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda per 1 cup of dried chickpeas.
Portion: 1 serving (about ¼ cup) (recipe makes 12 servings) | calories: 146calories | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated fats: 1g | Monounsaturated fat: 2g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 17UI | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg