When you think of hummus, your mind might conjure images of a savory, chickpea-based dip paired with pita bread or crunchy vegetables. However, this is a delicious twist to this traditional Middle Eastern dish: chocolate hummus. This makes a really fun and surprising addition to any dessert board or snack plate!
To me, chocolate hummus is the perfect snack to satisfy a sweet craving but without overindulging and feeling a sugar crash later. I also love that chocolate hummus packs a little bit of plant-based protein into the mix.
Related: Another great sweet tooth satisfying recipe is Date and Almond Hummus. It’s so good!
- Chickpeas – also called garbanzo beans
- Cocoa powder
- Espresso powder – optional but adds so much flavor!
- Brown sugar or Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Milk – or a milk alternative
Start by draining and rinsing a can of chickpeas.
In a food processor, combine the tahini and cocoa powder as well as espresso powder if using. Blend until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and add a little salt or more sweetener if you feel it needs it.
Tips & Substitutions
- You can swap out the chickpeas for black beans to deepen the color and slightly change the flavor.
- Use natural peanut butter instead of tahini for a more decadent and less traditional hummus.
- In place of the dairy milk, use any milk alternative you prefer, like oat milk.
Not sure what to serve with chocolate hummus? Try these ideas:
- Fresh fruit like strawberries or sliced apples.
- Store-bought cookies like graham crackers or vanilla wafers
- Rice cakes – my personal favorite
- Classic shortbread cookies
Whip up a batch of homemade chocolate hummus this week and satisfy a chocolate craving while still getting some protein and fiber. Enjoy!
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- 15 ounces chickpeas (canned)
- ⅓ cup tahini
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
- ¼ cup brown sugar (or maple syrup)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup milk
- Start by draining and rinsing a can of chickpeas.
- In a food processor, combine the tahini and cocoa powder as well as espresso powder if using. Blend until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Taste and add a little salt or more sweetener if you feel it needs it.
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