This Chocolate Dessert Hummus recipe is a healthy, simple dip! Serve with your favorite fruits, cookies, or pretzels. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan.
Summer is for cool, creamy dips. But not just for the savory sort.
Chocolate hummus can be considered a healthy snack or dessert! Intrigued? Read on for the recipe.
Ingredients for Dessert Hummus
Is dessert hummus good for you? The base of this dessert dip is made with protein and fiber rich chickpeas.
Unsweetened cocoa powder is rich in polyphenols and flavanols with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Lower on the glycemic scale and full of its own antioxidants, maple syrup is used as a sweetener here.
Ready to make some dessert hummus? Here are the major ingredients you'll need:
- Canned chickpeas
- Baking soda
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Maple syrup
- Almond butter
- Vanilla extract
How to Make Chocolate Hummus
For this recipe you'll need a saucepan and a food processor. Here are the steps to making dessert hummus!
- Place chickpeas in a saucepan and cover with 3-4 cups water.
- Add baking soda and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain the chickpeas and rinse with cold water, using your hands to rub off skins. Set aside.
- Add almond butter and maple syrup to the bowl of a food processor.
- Process until combined.
- Add chickpeas, vanilla, salt, and cocoa powder and process on high until smooth.
- Drizzle in 3 tablespoons cold water and process again until creamy.
- Serve with fruit, cookies, or pretzels!
How do you make a creamy homemade hummus? Boiling your canned chickpeas with baking soda helps them soften as well as remove the skins.
You can certainly skip this step, but the resulting chocolate dip will not be as smooth.
What can you serve with dessert hummus?
This vegan chocolate dip is a perfect vehicle for fruit or other treats! Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Graham crackers
- Shortbread cookies
Want more chocolate? Check out this keto chocolate cake!
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Chocolate Dessert Hummus
- Cover chickpeas in a medium saucepan with 3-4 cups of water. Add baking soda and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Strain the chickpeas in a colander and rinse with cold water. Use your hands to rub skins off chickpeas. Set aside.
- Add almond butter and maple syrup to the bowl of a food processor. Process until combined.
- Add the chickpeas, vanilla, salt, and cocoa powder. Process until smooth.
- Add 3 tablespoons cold water to the mixture and process once again.
- Serve chocolate dessert hummus with fruit, cookies, or pretzels! Best eaten within 2-3 days. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.