This decadent-tasting chocolate hummus recipe is more healthy than it looks and makes a great alternative to sugar-laden chocolate desserts.
Vegetarian | Vegan Modifications | Dairy Free
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What Is Chocolate Hummus
We’ve never been big sweets people, but occasionally a sweet snack is called for. While trying to be healthier, though, we started down the path of making all sorts of dessert hummus recipes. These are healthier versions of traditionally decadent desserts. They are the perfect alternative for people with dietary restrictions or a great way to make snack-time healthier for the family.
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Ingredients For Chocolate Hummus
The base for traditional hummus recipe is chickpeas. Canned chickpeas are the easiest because they are already cooked and ready to eat right from the can.
From there, it just takes finding the right mixture of ingredients to make a hummus into something sweet-tasting rather than chickpea tasting. After testing a few options, this is what we recommend for a chocolate dessert hummus recipe:
- Cocoa powder: Look for dairy-free or sugar-free depending on your dietary restrictions. If using dairy-free or sugar-free, you might need to add a bit more coconut milk or honey to get the right sweetness.
- Honey: A great vegan modification for sweetening dessert hummus is to use maple syrup.
- Coconut milk: This adds a creaminess, and sweetness, without using dairy
- Pure vanilla extract
- Tahini: Toasted sesame paste, which helps the texture and creaminess
- Pinch of salt: I always like to add a touch of salt to any dessert recipe
How To Make Chocolate Dessert Hummus
Blend all of the ingredients except the chickpeas in a food processor or blender until smooth. Start with 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of coconut milk. You can add more of each after tasting.
Add the chickpeas a little at a time until blended smooth.
Taste and adjust any ingredients to make it sweeter, generally by adding more honey or vanilla.
Blend until the hummus reaches the right consistency while scraping the sides of the blender or food processor. If more moisture is needed to make it smooth add more coconut milk, milk alternative, or a tablespoon of warm water.
- 3-4 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3-4 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- Pinch of salt
- 1 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- Blend all ingredients except the chickpeas in a food processor or blender until smooth. Start with 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of coconut milk.
- Add the chickpeas a little at a time until blended smooth.
- Taste and adjust any ingredients to make it sweeter, generally by adding more honey or vanilla.
- Blend until it reaches the right consistency while scraping the sides of the blender or food processor. If more moisture is needed to make it smooth add more milk, milk alternative, or a tablespoon of warm water.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 8g
This nutritional data is provided by a third-party source and should not be relied on if you are on a strict diet.
Modifications And Serving
The most common variation on this recipe is a vegan modification to use maple syrup instead of honey.
This chocolate dip pairs well with any sort of biscuits, pretzels, or even slices of apple. You can top it with any type of chocolate chips or sprinkles.