For all chocolate lovers out there, chocolate hummus makes the ideal dessert dip. It tastes like brownie batter: creamy, chocolaty, rich, and decadent. It is not only tasty, but also simple to prepare and healthy. This sweet dip, which can be made with only 6 basic ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, is a guilt-free way to sate your sweet tooth. Serve with cookies, pretzels, or strawberries for dipping. The popular chocolate hummus is excellent for gatherings.
This chocolate hummus recipe is a unique twist on the traditional hummus dip. Just like traditional hummus, the base is made with chickpeas. To ensure the dip comes out as smooth as possible I like to boil my chickpeas with a bit of baking soda in the water before blending. This helps soften the chickpeas and makes them super easy to blend (no peeling required). I also prefer to use a blender instead of a food processor which will result in a much smoother texture.
Tahini is typically used to make hummus, but I substituted peanut butter for it to make this dessert-inspired version. Truly, peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven! You can substitute almond, cashew, or sunflower seed butter for this if you are allergic to nuts. The dip is then flavoured with vanilla extract, agave, and cocoa powder. This chocolate hummus will wow guests whether you’re throwing a party or just looking for a tasty snack. For a delicious chocolate twist, serve it as a dip or spread it on toast or your favourite baked goods.
what is chocolate hummus made from?
Tahini is typically used to make hummus, but I substituted peanut butter for it to make this dessert-inspired version. Truly, peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven! You can substitute almond, cashew, or sunflower seed butter for this if you are allergic to nuts. The dip is then flavored with vanilla extract, agave, and cocoa powder. This chocolate hummus will wow guests whether you’re throwing a party or just looking for a tasty snack. For a delicious chocolate twist, serve it as a dip or spread it on toast or your favorite baked goods.
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 are making this a healthy chocolate hummus recipe.
does chocolate hummus taste like chickpeas?
Actually, no. Chickpeas primarily provide a creamy foundation for the dish. Since canned, unsalted chickpeas have a milder flavour, I like to purchase them. The addition of cocoa, peanut butter, and agave masks the taste of the chickpeas and creates the ideal, non-sweet dip.
what goes well with chocolate hummus?
I love to serve my dip with strawberries and vegan graham crackers. You can also enjoy it with other fruit such as sliced peaches, apple slices, banana rings, pears, or dried fruit 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 the chickpeas and rinse them well. Add the chickpeas and baking soda to a medium pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 10 – 20 minutes until the chickpeas are super tender and some chickpea skins are floating in the water.
Drain and rinse well with cold water to cool down the chickpeas. The chickpeas will be falling apart and many of the skins will have come off.
Blend the cooled chickpeas with any remaining chickpea skins in a food processor. Add the vanilla extract, agave, cocoa powder, and peanut butter. Blend until utterly creamy, pausing occasionally to scrape down the sides. If additional dairy-free milk is required, add 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
Pour into a bowl or serving dish, and if preferred, top with chocolate chips. Serve using your preferred dip. For up to seven days, keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
THIS CHOCOLATE HUMMUS IS…
- creamy, chocolatey, decadent
- a healthy snack or dessert
- a crowd pleaser- perfect for parties
- 1 19oz can chickpeas (unsalted is best) (2 cups) see step 1 for prep
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 5 tablespoons peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter)
- 5 tablespoons agave (or sweetener of choice)
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 4 ice cubes
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 -3 tablespoons plant-based milk (such as oat or soy) (if needed)
- 2 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips (optional for garnish)
- strawberries, cookies, pretzels, dried fruit, peach slices, apple slices, or other dippers for serving