This healthy Dark Chocolate Hummus is made in about 5 minutes. Eat it on toast, with fruit, graham crackers, or pretzels, or by the spoonful.
When I saw that hummus companies were making dark chocolate dessert 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. This chocolate hummus tastes a lot like brownie batter.
I haven't tried any of the store-bought stuff yet, so I have no idea how this compares. I would rather keep making my own anyway. That way I can control the ingredients and the amount of sweetener.
This vegan Dark Chocolate Hummus recipe is probably one of the healthiest, yet indulgent-tasting desserts that I have made. Eat it as a snack with graham crackers or strawberries and bananas.
It is a high-protein snack that even picky kids will love.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is an easy dessert dip that is sweet and chocolaty.
- It is healthy and filling.
- It is versatile; you can use it on so many things!
- Garbanzo beans (chickpeas): Adds the texture, flavor, and creaminess hummus is known for. I used canned chickpeas, but you could also cook chickpeas from scratch. You could also use black beans.
- Cacao powder: Adds the dark chocolate flavor. You could also use unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Maple syrup: For sweetness and maple flavor. You could also use agave syrup, date paste, or your sweetener of choice.
- Vanilla extract: Enhances the other flavors.
- Almond extract: Adds a cherry flavor. You can leave it out.
- Almond milk: For a creamy sweet flavor and to thin the hummus out. You could also use oat milk, soy milk, cashew milk, coconut milk or your favorite dairy-free milk.
- Salt: Enhances the other flavors. I like to use sea salt.
- Dark chocolate: For topping. I used chopped dark chocolate baking chunks. You could also use dark chocolate chips.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Tahini, peanut butter, or cashew butter
- Espresso powder
- Peppermint extract for a mint chocolate hummus
- Nut butter: peanut butter, almond butter
- Sunflower seed butter
- Chocolate chips on top or mixed in to add crunch
- Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom
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- As a fruit dip with fresh fruit like fresh strawberries
- Spread on apple slices
- On toast
- As frosting
- Pastry filling
- On a dessert pizza
- Graham crackers
- Salty pretzels
- Salty crackers
- Pancakes, waffles, or Vegan French toast
- For a really thick sweet hummus, leave the almond milk out. Alternatively, add small amounts at a time to see how you like it.
- Some readers did not like the addition of almond extract, so I included that as optional. If you aren't sure if you'll like it or not, start with ⅛ or 1/10 of a teaspoon.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Vegan chocolate hummus is made with chickpeas, almond milk, cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.
You can eat it with fruit, graham crackers, pretzels, toast, or on a dessert pizza. It even works well in place of frosting.
This healthy chocolate hummus recipe will last for 5 days in an airtight container.
If you tried this Dark Chocolate Hummus Recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a ⭐️ star rating and let me know how you like it in the 💬 comments below. I love hearing from you!
This vegan dessert hummus is a healthy treat. It is both dairy-free and gluten-free. After you taste this, you'll see that chocolate and hummus were meant to be together!
Dark Chocolate Hummus
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Garnish with chopped dark chocolate and sliced almonds, if desired.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.