Chocolate Hummus. You read that right. If you are a chocoholic, this is a dreamy recipe. Creamy hummus with a gorgeous chocolate flavour accented by bits of dark chocolate in every bite. Definitely dreamy.
The idea for this dessert hummus came about as a leftover kind of thing. (Sometimes the best recipes start as a leftover kind of thing.) Leftover 85% dark chocolate bought from the local bakery plus leftover chickpeas from a spiced salad recipe I was trying out.
Now here is the science bit, Bintu style. Chickpeas: healthy and good for you. Dark chocolate: totally beyond good for you. Maple syrup: a little sweet goodness. a2 Milk™: a household favourite. Almond butter and cinnamon: well they just rock. I know these things. So really, you have absolutely no reason not make this Chocolate Hummus right now.
(Have I convinced you yet? I’ve definitely convinced myself which is why I’ve made this Chocolate Hummus 4 times in the last 5 days.)
Chocolate Hummus – A Healthy Easter Treat
While this Chocolate Hummus recipe came about as a leftover thing, it also came about as a ‘what do I serve for Easter‘ thing. Peeps, if you want an Easter recipe that will wow your guests, this is it.
And the best part is it’s healthy. Yeap, a healthy Easter treat… almost too good to be true (but it’s not). Chocolate Hummus has one of the best parts of Easter (erm chocolate is one of the best parts of Easter, right??) but without the guilt. Instead of eating sugar-heavy chocolates and candies, your guests can indulge their chocolate cravings in this healthy sweet hummus.
What I especially love about this dessert hummus is I can serve it to my sister who’s coming to visit for Easter because it’s made with a2 Milk™. I’ve told you guys before that my sister’s digestive system does not like regular milk but she does just fine with a2 Milk™. If you haven’t heard of a2 Milk™, it’s an easy-to-digest milk that has only the A2 protein and not the A1 protein.
It’s even been tested in a clinical trial of about 600 adults and the trial found that ‘consumption of a2 Milk™ containing only A2 beta casein reduced acute gastrointestinal symptoms compared to consuming conventional milk containing A1 and A2 beta casein proteins.’
How to Make Chocolate Hummus – Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1. Add all the ingredients through to the cocoa powder into a high-powered food processor or blender…
… and whiz for a minute. If using a blender, you will need to add an extra 3-4 tbsp milk to get the blender going.
… and blend into the consistency you desire. If you want your hummus less thick then add in a bit more milk.
How to serve: Serve with strawberries, apple slices, slightly salty crackers, crusty white bread, banana slices… maybe even cheese (if you’re feeling adventurous).
Where to serve: Easter gatherings, children’s parties, grown-up parties, summer picnics and on your sofa with a spoon and a good book.
Tips for Making Chocolate Hummus
- For a more chocolatey hummus, add an additional 1 tbsp cocoa powder.
- Peanut butter lovers can use peanut butter instead of almond butter.
- Double or triple the recipe for a big crowd. If you plan to serve a lot of guests, this is an easy recipe to make for a large crowd.
- It’s best to make this recipe using a high-powered food processor or blender. By using one, you avoid the whole ‘chickpea skins in my dessert hummus’ problem and the result is a very creamy sweet hummus. If you don’t have a high-powered food processor or blender, follow the ‘How to Peel Chickpeas’ section below.
How to Peel Chickpeas
If you don’t have a high-powered food processor or blender, you can still avoid the chickpea skins problem by peeling your chickpeas. If you’re wondering how to peel chickpeas, just take them by the pointed end and give them a quick squeeze and they will pop out of their skin.
Everyone needs some Chocolate Hummus in their lives. I hope you enjoy this sweet hummus at Easter or anytime you need a healthy treat.
(Disclaimer: a2 Milk™ is not suitable for cows’ milk protein allergy. If you have been medically diagnosed with any milk intolerance, seek advice from your doctor before use.)
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- 400 g (14 oz) tin cooked chickpeas rinsed and drained, with the skins off if preferred
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) milk (extra 3-4 tbsp if using a blender)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or more to your taste
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 40 g (1.5 oz) dark chocolate chopped small (if you want a smoother hummus then grate chocolate)
- Add all the ingredients through to the cocoa powder into a high-powered food processor or blender and whiz for a minute. (If using a blender, you will need to add an extra 3-4 tbsp milk to get the blender going.)
- Then add in the chocolate pieces and blend into the consistency you desire.
- If you want your hummus less thick then add in a bit more milk.