Chocolate Hummus

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This chocolate hummus recipe is easy to make in 5 minutes with 8 nutritious ingredients! Dessert hummus can be served as a dip or spread – and is so delicious no one will ever guess it’s healthy.

Overhead view of Chocolate Hummus in a bowl surrounded by fruits and pretzels to dip in it

This chocolate hummus recipe is one of the most requested snacks in my house.

Dessert hummus is easy to make in the blender in 5 minutes. Plus, it contains wholesome ingredients like fiber, protein, etc. and is good for you – but tastes like an indulgent treat.

Use your favorite fruits, dried fruits, nuts, pretzels, pita chips, etc. to dip into this delicious recipe!

Front view of a hand dipping a pretzel chip into a bowl of Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate Hummus: Ingredients & Substitutions 

Overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this chocolate hummus recipe
  • Chickpeas. I used canned, but can use 1 ¼   cup of cooked chickpeas if you like to prepare your own. White beans (northern beans) are a good substitute.
  • Peanut Butter. Any nut or seed butter works well in this recipe including tahini, cashew butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.
  • Honey. Maple syrup is a great substitute for a vegan option.
  • Coconut Sugar. Any granulated sugar works well in this recipe. Also, if you like your chocolate treats extra dark and not too sweet you may be able to reduce the amount of coconut sugar. My goal was to make a Chocolate Hummus that my entire family enjoyed, but I could have definitely used only 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar. You can replace the coconut sugar with honey or maple syrup.
  • Almond milk. whole milk, coconut milk, 2% milk, etc, are all great substitutes.
  • Sea salt. Depending on the salt content of your peanut butter you many not need much salt. I recommend starting with  ¼ teaspoon and adding more if necessary.
Front view of a bowl of chocolate hummus surrounded by fruits, dried fruits and pretzels

How to Make Chocolate Hummus 

We will discuss how to make chocolate hummus, and don’t forget to watch the video.

Use a Vitamix

For silky-smooth, creamy dessert hummus, use a high powered blender, like a Vitamix.

The first step in making this chocolate hummus is rinsing and draining the chickpeas. Make sure to use warm water (not cold) to rinse them for easier blending.

Next, add the ingredients in the order listed in the recipe card to the container of a high-powered blender.

When blending in a Vitamix it’s very important to add the wet ingredients first.

Then, blend the ingredients – starting on low speed and increasing to high – until the mixture is smooth.

You may need to stop, scrape down the sides, and continue blending.

Overhead view of a vortex of Chocolate Hummus in the Vitamix blender

Serve

Once the chocolate hummus is smooth, transfer it to a serving bowl and serve room temperature. Or, you can chill it and serve it cold.

It’s delicious served as a dip or spread. Slather chocolate hummus on toast made with homemade bread, banana bread, muffins, french toast, pancakes, waffles, etc. etc.

What to dip in chocolate hummus:

  • Berries – strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc.
  • Citrus fruits – orange slices, clementines, grapefruit, etc.
  • Other fruits – apples, pears, bananas, kiwi, etc.
  • Dried fruits – apricots, berries, apples, etc.
  • Pretzels – any variety works great, pretzel crisps, twists, rods, etc.
  • Graham Crackers
  • Animal Crackers
  • Nuts
Overhead view of a cheese board loaded with fruit, pretzels, etc. with a bowl of Chocolate Hummus in the middle

Store/Freeze

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature slowly, do not microwave. 

Front view of a hand dipping a strawberry into a bowl of Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate Hummus Recipe FAQs

How long does chocolate hummus last?

This hummus lasts up to a week stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or 2 months in the freezer

Is chocolate hummus good for you?

This chocolate hummus recipe is much healthier than other chocolate dips or spreads that you can find on the market (like Nutella or store-bought varieties).
The main ingredient, chickpeas, has many health benefits! Chickpeas are high in fiber, which means that they help lower  blood sugar & cholesterol, and aid in digestion. They’re also rich protein which helps you feel full and energized!

What can you dip in chocolate hummus? 

The possibilities are endless! Here are a few suggestions:
Berries – strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc.
Citrus fruits – orange slices, clementines, grapefruit, etc.
Other fruits – apples, pears, bananas, kiwi, etc.
Dried fruits – apricots, berries, apples, etc.
Pretzels – any variety works great, pretzel crisps, twists, rods, etc.
Graham Crackers – graham cracker sticks are a fun serving option, or regular graham crackers broken into smaller pieces.
Animal Crackers
Nuts

What can I add to chocolate hummus?

You can have tons of fun by adding different flavors and extracts to this Chocolate Hummus recipe! Blend in some raspberries for a chocolate raspberry hummus! Replace some of the vanilla extract with orange, mint, etc.

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Chocolate Hummus Recipe

Laura
Healthy Chocolate Hummus Recipe is easy to make and ready in 5 minutes! It’s a nutritious dip, appetizer, dessert snack or spread that everyone in my family, including my kids, loves. This dessert hummus recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, has no refined sugar & it’s vegan! 
4.79 from 23 votes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 111.8
Prep Time2 minutes
Total Time3 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Put all ingredients in the order listed into the container of a high-powered blender (Vitamix).
  • Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high, for 45-60 seconds or until the mixture is smooth.
  • You may need to stop, scrape down the sides, and blend again.
  • Transfer chocolate hummus to a serving dish and serve with your favorite dippers, or transfer to an airtight container to store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. **

Video

Notes

*If necessary, add more almond milk to achieve your desired consistency.
Ingredient Substitution Notes
  • Chickpeas. I used canned, but can use 1 ¼   cup of cooked chickpeas if you like to prepare your own. White beans (northern beans) are a good substitute.
  • Peanut Butter. Any nut or seed butter works well in this recipe including tahini, cashew butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.
  • Honey. Maple syrup is a great substitute for a vegan option.
  • Coconut Sugar. Any granulated sugar works well in this recipe. Also, if you like your chocolate treats extra dark and not too sweet you may be able to reduce the amount of coconut sugar. My goal was to make a Chocolate Hummus that my entire family enjoyed, but I could have definitely used only 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar. You can replace the coconut sugar with honey or maple syrup.
  • Almond milk. whole milk, coconut milk, 2% milk, etc, are all great substitutes.
  • Sea salt. Depending on the salt content of your peanut butter you many not need much salt. I recommend starting with  ¼ teaspoon and adding more to taste.
Serve
**This chocolate hummus can be served at room temperature or cold. I find that it tastes even better the second day, so it’s a great make-ahead dip or spread for a party!
Store/Freeze
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature slowly, do not microwave. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 111.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 66.4mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 12.4g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is good …I substitute peanut butter with sunflower butter and almond milk with coconut milk. One of my kids has allergies to nuts and dairy.

  2. 5 stars
    I decided to make my own chocolate hummus for the first time today because I’m tired of spending money buying it at stores. If you make it with peanut butter, the peanut butter is very prominent and it makes it more of a chocolate-peanut butter hummus than an actual chocolate hummus, but I love peanut butter so I’m not complaining! Great recipe, thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe, we use this for dessert. It is not only engaging cause delicious chocolate but also fresh fruits. Peanut butter is delicate fat and pretty flavor. The light sour of strabeery combine with sweet of chocolate hummus is perfect. Every ingredients are pure and healthy.

  4. 5 stars
    This is AWESOME! We just shared with our readers and family. Thank you. I actually use it to dip grapes and berries in as an alternative to eating ice cream. It’s also sooo easy and filling. Woo hoo!