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Chocolate Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a delicious snack for any occasion, but you wouldn’t typically think of this savory dip as a delicious dessert option. But when you mix traditional hummus ingredients with chocolate, you transform the savory dip in to a sweet treat that’s perfect for a party. Whether you’re looking for a simple dessert or a snack to satisfy your sweet tooth, this chocolate hummus recipe won’t disappoint.
Dessert hummus with strawberries

Hummus is a delicious snack for any occasion, but you wouldn’t typically think of this savory dip as a delicious dessert option. But when you mix traditional hummus ingredients with chocolate, you transform the savory dipin to a sweet treat that’s perfect for a party. Whether you’re looking for a simple dessert or a snack to satisfy your sweet tooth, this chocolate hummus recipe won’t disappoint.

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What Do I Need to Make Chocolate Hummus?

You can whip up your own chocolate hummus at home with just five ingredients. Although the combination of ingredients in this dip may sound strange, trust me when I say that it’s delicious! Here’s what you’ll need to prepare this sweet dip:

Chocolate Hummus Ingredients

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How Do I Make Chocolate Hummus?

Now that you have your ingredients ready to go, all you have to do is blend them together. Follow these simple instructions to make this chocolate hummus recipe. 

Step One: Blend the Ingredients

Place the chickpeas, cocoa powder, milk, honey, and vanilla in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse the food processor several times until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.

Step Two: Adjust the Milk

After all the ingredients have been blended together, test the consistency of the dip. If the hummus is too thick, add more milk and blend until you reach your desired consistency.

Overhead view of fruit platter.

Chocolate Hummus Recipe Ideas

This simple recipe is a great way to whip up a quick dessert for a last minute or quick snack. Try these recipe ideas to adjust your chocolate hummus recipe the next time you make it.

  • Use dried chickpeas. Canned chickpeas help speed up the preparation process of this easy dish. But you can also make your hummus with dried chickpeas if you want. To prepare the beans for your hummus, start by soaking the chickpeas overnight, then rinsing them in cold water. Place the chickpeas in a large pot and cover them with water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer the chickpeas for up to one hour, until tender. When the chickpeas have cooled, you can use them to make your hummus. One 15-ounce can of chickpeas is equal to around 1 ½ cups cooked beans.
  • Make it vegan. Since this recipe is made with milk and honey, it’s not suitable for vegans. But you can easily adjust the ingredients to create your own vegan chocolate hummus. Replace the milk with your favorite nondairy milk and add maple syrup in place of honey. After that, just follow the recipe instructions to prepare the hummus.
  • Try dark chocolate hummus. For a deeper chocolate flavor, try using dark chocolate cocoa powder in your recipe. The dark chocolate adds a delicious flavor and slight tartness to the hummus.

Chocolate Hummus with Fruit

How to Store Dessert Hummus

You can enjoy your hummus right after it’s made, so it will probably get gobbled up quickly. But if you have leftovers, you should store them in an airtight container. Once you transfer the dip to a container, it can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Chocolate hummus can also be stored in the freezer for longer storage. Transfer the dip to a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible from the container, then place it in the freezer until you’re ready to eat it. When frozen, chocolate hummus can be stored for up to three months. Before serving the frozen hummus, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Stir the dip well before serving.

What is Good with Chocolate Hummus?

The beauty of this simple dip recipe is that it pairs well with so many different things! That means you have your pick of ingredients to serve with your chocolate hummus. Try these dippers when serving your hummus to figure out which flavor combination you like the best:

  • Strawberries
  • Sliced apples
  • Pretzels
  • Graham crackers
  • Rice cakes
  • Toast
  • Shortbread cookies
  • Pita chips
  • Potato chips
  • Grapes
  • Dried banana chips

Dessert hummus with strawberries

What Does Chocolate Hummus Taste Like?

If you’re not convinced that the combination of chickpeas and chocolate would be delicious, I get it. But trust me when I say that chocolate hummus is an amazing treat. The dip combines the flavors of sweet and savory, making it perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without going overboard on sugar. This hummus recipe has a slight chocolate flavor combined with the creamy texture of the chickpeas. Toss in the slight sweetness of honey and you have a winning dessert.

Is Chocolate Hummus Good for You?

Chocolate hummus is made with a variety of healthy ingredients, making it a great snack option when you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth. Since chickpeas are packed with fiber, hummus a great snack to fill you up. And you can pair your chocolate hummus with healthy dippers, like fruit, to make it even better for you.

Overhead view of dessert hummus.

Dessert hummus with strawberries

Chocolate Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a delicious snack for any occasion, but you wouldn’t typically think of this savory dip as a delicious dessert option. But when you mix traditional hummus ingredients with chocolate, you transform the savory dip in to a sweet treat that’s perfect for a party. Whether you’re looking for a simple dessert or a snack to satisfy your sweet tooth, this chocolate hummus recipe won’t disappoint.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Hummus Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 86kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas drained
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Place the chickpeas, cocoa powder, milk, honey, and vanilla in the bowl of a food processor.
  • Pulse the food processor several times until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
  • After all the ingredients have been blended together, test the consistency of the dip. If the hummus is too thick, add more milk and blend until you reach your desired consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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