Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus

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

80 CALORIES 14g CARBS 2g FAT 4g PROTEIN
0
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(2 Old SmartPoints™)
(2 PointsPlus®)

Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus is surprisingly delicious and no one will guess it is made with beans!

Chocolate and chickpeas! Before you immediately call me crazy, please give it a chance because it is a shockingly good and healthy dessert option. Kids go crazy for it and if you are a Weight Watcher, it's 0 SmartPoints on the new Freestyle plan if you make it with stevia or a low calorie sweetener.

Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus in a food processor.

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 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 Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus

  • 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.
Looking for other hummus recipes:

Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus with strawberries and raspberries.

Products I used to make this Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus:

  • 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.

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The Recipe

Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 5 Min
TOTAL TIME: 10 Min
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Ingredients

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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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Instructions

  1. Add everything to a food processor (or blender) except the almond milk. Blend until well combined and scrape down the sides.
  2. 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
3%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 128mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
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.

Notes

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.
Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus
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5 Comments
On Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus
pam
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
September 11, 2018 - 08:37
Any type of milk will work!
Karen
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.
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!
January 1, 2018 - 20:05
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I tried this today with strawberries and banana. Delicious!!!
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