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. Leftover 85% dark chocolate bought from the local bakery plus leftover chickpeas from a spiced salad recipe I was trying out. And 4 attempts later I was hooked.
Related Recipe Link : Peanut Butter Banana Brownies!!!
Why You’ Will Love Chocolate Hummus
If you need any convincing ……
- It is easy to make – with a few everyday affordable store cupboard staples.
- It is super quick to whip up – it comes together in 5 minutes.
- Suitable for various diets – it is gluten-free and vegan.
- Prep ahead ease – prep ahead and pull out when needed.
- Highly adaptable – see a few suggestions below.
I know these things. So really, you have absolutely no reason not make this Dark Chocolate Hummus right now.
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). Dark 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.
Ready to learn just how easy it is to make this healthier dessert dip? Gather up your ingredients and I will show you…..
Chocolate Hummus Ingredients
There are only 7 ingredients in this fun dessert hummus, most of them are fridge or pantry staples.
- Chickpeas: healthy and good for you.
- Dark chocolate: totally beyond good for you.
- Maple syrup: a little sweet goodness.
- Creamy almond milk: a household favourite.
- Almond butter and cinnamon: well they just rock.
- Sea Salt flakes: amps up the taste.
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 making sure you add the wet ingredients first
- Step 2…….. 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.You will probably need to stop the whizzing halfway through to scrape down the sides of the blending or processor jar with a spatula before continuing.
- Step 3. 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.
Dessert Hummus Recipe Tips
- For a more chocolatey hummus, add an additional 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.
- Vary the sweeteners. You can use date syrup or honey if you are not vegan.
- Vary the additions – You can add in orange zest, vanilla extract, almond extract, berries, etc.
- 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 an awesome 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.
This recipe is awesome as is but fee free to add other ingredients to your taste.
- Peanut butter lovers can use peanut butter instead of almond butter. Other nut butters and seed butters will work too.
Time saving shortcuts
- Use store bought dark chocolate shaving to save some time on this dark treat.
How to Eat Chocolate Hummus:
- strawberries and other berries
- apple slices
- slightly salty crackers
- dried fruit ( I love it with soft dried apricots)
- crusty white bread,
- banana slices
- french toast sticks
- Air Fryer Muffins
- maybe even cheese (if you’re feeling adventurous).
How Long Does Chocolate Hummus Last?
What a question, never more than 1.5 days in our house. However, you can keep it for 5 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator.
When And Where to Serve This:
Easter gatherings, children’s parties, grown-up parties, summer picnics and on your sofa with a spoon and a good book.
And all about chickpeas….
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.
Prep Ahead Chickpeas
If you love chickpeas and aaaaaaaaaaaaall the hummus as much as we do then you can whip up a big batch using dried chickpeas and your Instant Pot. Just check out how in this Instant Pot Chickpeas post.
Then portion out the chickpeas in the right amount needed, add them to ziplock bags, remove the air, close and freeze them till needed.
You can them use these to whip up some
Everyone needs some Chocolate Hummus in their lives. I hope you enjoy this sweet hummus at Easter or anytime you need a healthy treat.
Need More Chocolate Recipes
- Peanut Butter Banana Brownies.
- Rocky Road.
- Air Fryer Gluten Free Chocolate Cake.
- Instant Pot Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.
Thank you for reading my Chocolate Hummus recipe post. And please come visit again as I continue dreaming up recipes, traditional African recipes, African fusion recipes, Sierra Leone recipes, travel plans and much more for you.
Originally published March 2018.
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Easy Chocolate Hummus
- 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.