Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus is fudgy, rich, and easy to make! Serve with pretzels and berries for sweet and savory bites to share.
This dark chocolate hummus recipe can be a fun appetizer or easy dessert to share. Instead of making any food group off limits, like dessert, we love creating healthier recipes that are just as delicious! So if you have a sweet tooth, this recipe is a great way to satisfy those cravings, while also giving your body nutritious foods.
Chocolate hummus is a sweet twist on a typical savory hummus recipe. Similarly to a savory hummus recipe, chickpeas and tahini form the smooth and creamy base. The sweet, chocolate flavor comes from maple syrup and cocoa powder.
Is Chocolate Hummus Healthy?
Yes! This dessert hummus is a nutritious dessert option because it is made with whole food ingredients and paired with fresh fruit.
Why is dark chocolate hummus healthy? The chocolate hummus nutrition content is relatively low in sugar compared to other desserts. The fiber from the chickpeas and healthy fats from the tahini helps to minimize blood sugar spikes from eating the chocolate hummus.
Chickpeas are the primary ingredient and they contain plant-based protein, fiber and nutrients such as iron and magnesium. Chickpeas are a common ingredient in many Mediterranean recipes. The chickpeas are blended with tahini to form a smooth spread.
Tahini is a creamy blend of sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are particularly nutritious thanks to their healthy fat content. Sesame seeds are high in unsaturated fats, which promote heart health, and they are low in saturated fats which increase risk of heart disease. Sesame seeds also contain calcium, magnesium, and iron.
What To Eat With Chocolate Hummus
This dark chocolate hummus recipe goes well with many dipping options. Making a refreshing summer spread is a great way to enjoy this dessert with others. Place a small bowl of the dark chocolate dessert hummus in the center of a tray. Decorate the rest of the tray with your favorite dipping options. Here are some suggestions for what to dip in chocolate hummus:
- Fresh fruit – such as strawberries, for the perfect juicy bite, or apples, which are easy to dip
- Pretzels – for a crunchy, savory option
- Pita chips – the best sweet and salty combination
- Dried fruit – opt for dried fruit without added sugar
Store-Bought Chocolate Hummus – Which To Buy?
If you’re looking to purchase a chocolate hummus, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Check the ingredients list – choose brands that contain minimal added sugar, emulsifiers, and sodium
- Consider food allergens – this recipe and some store-bought hummus brands contain sesame seeds or dairy
These are a few of the most popular store-bought chocolate hummus options. They contain similar amounts of sugar and are comparable in ingredients.
- Boar’s Head Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus – a great option, 6 grams of added sugar, gluten-free, no tahini, making it free of common allergens, sweetened with sugar
- Lantana Dark Chocolate Hummus – topped with chocolate chips, 5 grams of added sugar, partially sweetened with dates, contains dairy and sesame
- Cedar’s Dark Chocolate Hommus – certified vegan, gluten-free, 6 grams of added sugar, sweetened with cane sugar
- Sabra Dark Chocolate Hummus – gluten-free, 6 grams of sugar, sweetened with sugar
Dark Chocolate Hummus Recipe Ingredients
Here’s what you need to make this delicious dark chocolate hummus recipe:
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Pure maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Optional: Instant espresso powder
How To Make Chocolate Hummus
In a food processor or high-speed blender, add all the ingredients, except the hot water. Blend everything together, pausing to scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
If the hummus is too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of hot water and process until desired consistency.
Taste the chocolate hummus to adjust the sweetness and consistency to your liking. Serve with your favorite dipping foods.
Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus
- food processor or high-speed blender
- 1 15 oz can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
- ⅓ cup tahini
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1-2 Tablespoons hot water
- Optional: ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder
- Add all the ingredients into a food processor or high-speed blender except the hot water. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Taste and add a little more syrup if would like sweeter.
- If the hummus is too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of hot water and process until desired consistency.
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