Chocolate Hummus? Yes, you’ve come to the right site. It really is a thing and I promise you, you won’t regret making this. This dessert hummus is a healthier take on your traditional chocolate dip. It only needs 5 ingredients from the grocery store and takes all but a few steps to make this great recipe.
Chocolate Lovers Rejoice. This dessert hummus will curb those chocolate cravings with every dip. It has just enough sweetness without it being over powering. If you want it a little sweeter simply just add a little more maple syrup or honey. When the kiddos ask for something sweet, I make this as one of their choices. To me it tastes like brownie batter, of course without an egg in it. I don’t feel bad giving it to them for breakfast, a snack, and of course dessert.
Why You’ll Love This Dessert Hummus
- Minimal Ingredients – there are only a few ingredients in this recipe and they are all wholesome.
- Fast and Easy – This recipe is incredibly easy to make with just a few steps to make it
- Nutty Flavor without the nuts –garbanzo beans are a legume, so this is a great alternative for anyone who might be allergic to almond butter or nut butter.
- Protein Packed – I’ve added several ingredients to this recipe to make it high protein.
- Kid Friendly – Toddlers and kids love to dip all kinds of foods into different dips. I don’t know if it’s just the mess they like to create, wink* wink*, but my children both loved dipping anything and everything. Why not get some nutrients out of it right? I mean, you can probably make this into an edible construction site of some sort.
Ingredients in this Healthy Dip
- Garbanzo Beans – garbanzo beans makes this a hummus. Garbanzo has protein, fiber, folate and iron. You can also use chickpeas or black beans, although beans does change the texture and taste.
- Vanilla Extract – a hint of vanilla aroma is always a nice addition to a dessert recipe. You might be able to do without this, but it really brings this recipe home.
- Maple syrup or honey – both of these are non refined sugars and are great options to sweeten up the cocoa in this chocolate hummus dip
- Cocoa – this is a must because it’s what makes this dish chocolaty. This is not to be confused with cacao, more below.
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt – greek yogurt is the liquid portion that makes this dip smooth. You may sub for other Greek yogurt flavors so long as it’s a good match to chocolate. This adds lots of protein to the recipe
How to make Chocolate Hummus Recipe
- Combine the garbanzo beans, vanilla extract and maple syrup in a food processor. Blend for 2 minutes.Start by combining the beans, vanilla and maple syrup in a food processor and blend for 2 minutes.
- Add the cocoa and Greek yogurt and puree until completely smooth. Scraping down the sides and blending will help ensure an even, smooth texture.
- Serve with fruit and vegetables.
Step by Step Instructions
First, start by combining the beans, vanilla and maple syrup in a food processor. You’ll want to blend it for about 2 minutes. It will look like a yellow paste like below.
Next, you’ll want to add the cocoa and Greek yogurt into the processor. Puree it all until completely smooth about 5 minutes. Make sure to scrape down the sides and blending to ensure an even, smooth texture. If you want an ultra smooth dip read below for my tip.
Lastly, place the dip in the refrigerator until cold. Garnish with white chocolate, milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate. Serve chilled alongside tasty snacks like cookies, fresh fruit, pretzels, celery or carrots. Apple slices also go great with it.
- If you have extra time, peel your beans for an even smoother dip. I’ve done both and I’m perfectly fine with skipping this step.
- Use cocoa not cacao. There’s a big difference, I explained it below.
- Feel free to use a different flavor Greek yogurt. Just make sure it will pair well with chocolate. Strawberry is my second favorite.
- If you want to make this vegan you’ll need to increase your maple syrup to about 1/4 cup so you’ll have enough liquid to run it a through a food processor.
- Is Chocolate Hummus good for you?
- Let’s put it this way, chocolate frosting has about 135 calories for two tablespoons of icing. If my calculations are correct, my chocolate hummus has less than half of that amount, it’s also gluten free.
- What should I eat with chocolate hummus? What should I dip in chocolate hummus?
- I like to eat it with apples, strawberries and dried fruit. It also tastes great with pretzels and sometimes unflavored pita chips.
- What is the difference between chickepeas and garbanzo beans?
- It’s the same. Chickpea is a Latin word for the same Spanish derived name garbanzo bean.
- What can I substitute for garbanzo beans?
- To me, the base for hummus is always garbanzo beans, but you may use black beans as a substitute. It may taste a little different however.
- Do I need to peel and soak my chickpeas?
- There’s no harm in doing so, but I usually skip this step because of time constraints. It does however make for a very very smooth hummus.
- What is the difference between cocoa powder and cacao powder?
- They are both chocolates, however the main difference is that cocoa has a much more mild sweet flavor. That’s because it is processed at a higher temperature and usually contains sugar and dairy. Cacao powder is made from unroasted fermented beans. If you use cacao for this recipe you will have a very heavy chocolate flavor and may have to add more sweeteners to balance it out.
- How long will it keep in the fridge?
- You can happily keep this dessert hummus in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Chocolate Hummus Recipe
This 5 ingredient chocolate hummus is so easy and makes for a great healthy dip
- 1 can Garbanzo or Black Beans rinsed and drained
- 1 tbs Vanilla
- 3 tbs Maple Syrup or Honey add more if desired
- 3 tbs Cocoa
- 3 tbs Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Optional Garnish: fruit chocolate chips or shavings, chocolate syrup, nuts
Start by combining the beans, vanilla and maple syrup in a food processor and blend for 2 minutes.
Add the cocoa and Greek yogurt and puree until completely smooth. Scraping down the sides and blending will help ensure an even, smooth texture.
Chill until cold and garnish if desired. Serve chilled alongside tasty snacks like cookies, fruit, pretzels, celery or carrots.
Can be refrigerated for up to 4 days
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