Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus

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Chocolate Hummus is the perfect sweet, healthy snack and you won't believe how delicious it tastes with fruit, pretzels, and more.

80 CAL 14g CARBS 2g FAT 4g PROTEIN 0

Chocolate Brownie Hummus is surprisingly delicious and no one will guess it is made with beans! It's a favorite in our house along with this Black Bean Hummus.

Chocolate and chickpeas! Before you immediately call me crazy, please give it a chance because it is a shockingly good and healthy dessert and snack option. Kids go crazy for it and it's actually good for you.

While I would love to take credit for this genius idea, the first time I saw it was on Shark Tank and since then I have seen all kinds of dessert hummus recipes popping up.

Like most, I was skeptical, but finally caved and tried it after a friend told me her kids were obsessed with it and she felt like she was winning in the Mom department. I mean getting your kids to eat loads of fruit and chocolate flavored chickpeas is a pretty successful afternoon snack.

When looking for recipe inspiration, I started with some of the grocery store options but found they were packed with sugar, so I quickly turned to the internet for some Chocolate Hummus inspiration. The basic recipe, which I am sharing today, is essentially just chickpeas, cocoa powder, sweetener, and almond milk.

The fun comes in when you think about all the ways you can customize it. Think chocolate chips, tahini, coconut, nut butter, cinnamon, and more. I will be sharing all kinds of ideas below, so don't miss it.

Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus in a food processor.

What do you eat with brownie batter hummus?

There are so many different options for what to eat with chocolate hummus. Here are the things I usually serve alongside this hummus:

  • Fruit: This is the most obvious choice and honestly one of the most delicious. Serve it with strawberries, raspberries, bananas, apples, pears, or pineapple.
  • Crackers: This hummus is delicious with almost all crackers as long as they aren't overly savory. Try light butter crackers, rice crackers, almond crackers, or any slightly sweet crackers.
  • Toast: My kids love eating this hummus for breakfast with some toast strips that are perfect for dunking.
  • Cookies: Try graham crackers or cookie things alongside this hummus. These days there are lots of thin and crispy cookies that pair great with a dessert hummus.
  • Pita chips: If you can find cinnamon pita chips, they are delicious alongside this sweet hummus.

Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus in a bowl with fruit.

In terms of serving this tasty chocolate dessert hummus, fruit is the first thing that comes to mind. Strawberries, pears, apples, and pineapple are all pretty delicious. From there you can reach for things like pretzels, graham crackers, cinnamon pita chips, any thin and crispy cookie, or even toast points. My friend even puts it on her kid's waffles in the morning.

Tips for Making this Chocolate Hummus

  • Chickpeas or black beans: You can make this dessert hummus with chickpeas or black beans. Both work with the chocolate flavors and the end product won't taste anything like beans, don't worry.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus: Add 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter or PB2 for a lower calorie options.
  • Sesame Chocolate Hummus: Add 2-4 tablespoons of tahini to the mix. For anyone who loves halvah, this reminds me of those flavors.
  • Coconut Chocolate Hummus: Add in shredded coconut and even some coconut butter.
  • Mint Chip Hummus: Add in a few drops of mint extract for a chocolate mint option. You can add some espresso powder as well for a Peppermint Mocha version.
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate Hummus: Add in lots of cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg. And if you dare, you can add some chili powder or cayenne.
  • Avocado Chocolate Hummus: Taking inspiration from this avocado hummus recipe, add 1/4-1/2 of an avocado to the food processor to make it super creamy and nutritious. 

How long does hummus last in the fridge?

Generally, chocolate hummus will last about 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container. It can be frozen as well for about 3 months. Leave it in the fridge overnight to defrost.

Can I make it with black beans?

Brownie batter hummus turns out great with black beans if you prefer to chickpeas. Really any bean will work in this recipe. Juts make sure to drain and rinse the beans well before adding them to the recipe.

Products I used to make this recipe:

  • I got this food processor about 6 years ago after years of buying the cheap ones and constantly having to replace them. In my opinion it is completely worth the investment since it will last forever. My aunt has had hers for almost 15 years.
  • For a no calorie sweetener, I recommend using Stevia or Swerve sweetener. If you bake a lot and are looking for a no calorie/no carb option, Swerve is a great thing to have on hand.
Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus with strawberries and raspberries.
The Recipe
Brownie batter hummus in a bowl with cut fruit and crackers.

Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus

80 CAL 14g CARBS 2g FAT 4g PROTEIN 0
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  • 14 oz. canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (Dutch processed or alkalized*)
  • 2 tsp. Stevia (or maple syrup)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (more if needed)

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Add everything to a food processor (or blender) except the almond milk. Blend until well combined and scrape down the sides.


Slowly add the milk and continue to blend until nice and smooth, adding more milk if needed. Taste and add additional sweetener or chocolate if needed.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 128mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.


If using maple syrup or another sweetener, you will need 4-6 tbsp for 8 servings. Look for a Dutch-processed or alkalized cocoa powder since they are less bitter and will result in a sweeter hummus.
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Chuck Kutchera
June 16, 2019 - 11:21
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When I make hummus&black bean burgers, I bake them for 15 mins at 325. It keeps the hummus from getting watery in the fridge.
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Stephanie Robleto
December 26, 2018 - 13:31
Anyone ever tried this with Chocolate protein powder instead of coco powder?
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December 12, 2020 - 13:13
I did! It was great.
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September 11, 2018 - 03:58
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Hi, I'm living in an area where I am unable to buy almond milk is it possible to sub for normal skim milk and keep the same taste. Thanks Pam
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January 18, 2019 - 11:10
I used coconut water--yummy!
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September 11, 2018 - 08:37
Any type of milk will work!
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June 5, 2018 - 11:21
I tried this last night. I used 2 Stevia powder packets for sweetener but it was so bitter! I added another 4-5 packets and it didn't help! What can I do to get the cocoa powder bitterness out? I watched to video, They used liquid Stevia. That may be the issue I guess.
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May 17, 2020 - 13:55
I tried 2 tsp powdered stevia, but had to go back and add more this time used liquid. It was still a little bitter so added 1 tsp sugar free chocolate pudding, that helped quite a bit
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June 11, 2018 - 08:58
I am wondering what kind of cocoa powder you used for the recipe since some are more bitter than others. The Dutch-processed or alkalized cocoa powder is usually less bitter. I am going to add a note to the recipe about it. Thanks!
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Sandy Peterson
January 1, 2018 - 20:05
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I tried this today with strawberries and banana. Delicious!!!
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