This tasty dip is inspired by the popular savory Middle Eastern hummus but with a sweet + chocolatey twist. I can’t wait for you to try the recipe! It’s delicious!
OK, so chocolate and chickpeas aren’t the most obvious duo. Before I tried chocolate hummus, I would never have thought of putting them together. But then I tried this recipe, and everything I thought I knew about dips and chocolate changed forever.
Chocolate hummus is a rich, creamy, sweet twist on traditional savory hummus. Like the original dip, it’s packed full of healthy chickpeas and makes a satisfying snack, dessert, or even breakfast toast topper! If you’re struggling to get your kids to eat beans, this hummus could be the answer. Whip it up in a matter of minutes, and serve with fresh fruit, pretzels, or graham crackers.
Chocolate Hummus Ingredients
I used canned chickpeas for this recipe for ease. That being said, you could cook dry chickpeas from scratch, but personally I prefer to use canned chickpeas as it’s so much quicker and the texture is perfect every time.
You can use creamy or crunchy salted peanut butter for this recipe depending on your texture preference. If you don’t have salted peanut butter then add a tiny pinch of salt when you add to the blender.
Plant-based creamer will help give your hummus that deliciously smooth texture we’re looking for.
How to Make Chocolate Hummus
- Rinse and drain chickpeas. I’d recommend using warm water to rinse, rather than cold. Your ingredients will blend up easier if they are at room temperature.
- Place all of your ingredients into a high powdered blender, and blitz until smooth. You might need to pause and scrape down the sides.
Tip: Add your wet ingredients first to ensure there is enough liquid at the bottom of the blender container. This will make it easier to blitz!
There’s a bunch of ways to customize this chocolate hummus recipe to your taste! Try one of these to get you started.
- Swap chickpeas for black beans (technically no longer hummus if chickpeas aren’t used),
- Use almond butter or tahini instead of peanut butter,
- Or, try the recipe with hazelnut butter for a version of plant-based Nutella.
How to Eat Chocolate Hummus
This dip goes perfectly with fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, banana, and apple slices. I also love to dunk pretzels and graham crackers into it. Looking for a sweet breakfast? Spread over toast and top with fresh fruit (e.g. strawberries, banana slices), and nuts and seeds (e.g. hemp hearts, chia seeds)!
How To Store
Store leftover chocolate hummus in an airtight container in the fridge, and consume within 3 days.
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