This healthy Dark Chocolate Hummus combines two great snacks into one. It can be used as a frosting or eaten by the spoonful!
A Brilliant Idea
When I saw that hummus companies were making chocolate hummus, I was intrigued. Hummus and chocolate are two of my favorite things, so putting them together sounded like my kind of healthy dessert. I just had to make some of my own. And what a brilliant idea it turned out to be!
I haven’t tried any of the store-bought stuff yet, so I have no how this compares. I would rather keep making my own anyway. That way I can control the ingredients and amounts.
This is probably one of the healthiest, yet indulgent tasting desserts that I have made. Yes, it is sweetened with maple syrup, so it could be a bit healthier, but I have yet to make this with stevia, because it is so good as it is.
Since this is made with garbanzo beans, the protein and fiber slow down the sugar entering your body, making this dip a lot healthier than other desserts.
Because this is a sweet dip, it tastes great with tart raspberries or fresh strawberries. It also works well on a tortilla, but I shouldn’t say anymore than that because I have a really fun recipe that I will be posting in the next couple of weeks or so. I think all of you will love it, so stay tuned!
This dip is really versatile. You could use it as an icing for a cake, or slathered on some toast with fresh fruit for breakfast. If you need a thinner consistency, just add more almond milk or water. This would also work well as a filling in a pastry or sandwiched between two cookies.
I know a lot of people who still buy hummus instead of making it themselves. It literally only takes about 5 minutes to make, and it is cheaper than store-bought. Plus, you can customize it to your liking.This healthy Dark Chocolate Hummus can be used as a frosting or eaten by the spoonful! Click To Tweet
After School Snack
With school starting just around the corner (this week where I live), I thought this would be the perfect time to post this recipe. Spread it on some apple slices, top with coconut chips and some chopped nuts, and this makes a great after school snack. I’m sure many kids would love to find this in their lunchbox too.
Other Kid-Friendly Snacks
- Coconut Peanut Butter Apple Pizzas
- Mini Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Pizzas
- Vegan Strawberries and Cream Popsicles
- Baked Tofu Fries
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Dark Chocolate Hummus
- 15 ounce garbanzo beans
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or water
- Pinch salt
- Chopped dark chocolate (optional)
- Sliced almonds (optional)
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Garnish with chopped dark chocolate and sliced almonds, if desired.