Chocolate Hummus is the perfect sweet, healthy snack and you won't believe how delicious it tastes with fruit, pretzels, and more.
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.
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.
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
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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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The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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