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 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.
- Garbanzo beans (chickpeas): Adds the texture, flavor, and creaminess hummus is known for.
- Cacao powder: Adds the dark chocolate flavor. You could also use cocoa powder.
- Maple syrup: For sweetness and maple flavor. You could also use agave syrup, date paste or your favorite sweetener.
- 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.
- Salt: Enhances the other flavors.
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For this recipe blend garbanzo beans, cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond extract, almond milk, and salt in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge.
This dark chocolate hummus recipe will last about 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
- As a dip with fruit or spread on apple slices
- On toast
- As frosting
- Pastry filling
- On a dessert pizza
- Graham crackers
- Salty crackers
- Pancakes, waffles or on Vegan French toast
- For a really thick 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.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Nut butter: peanut butter, almond butter
- Sunflower seed butter
- Chocolate chips on top or mixed in to add crunch
- Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom
Dark 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 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!
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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.