Chocolate Hummus

How sweet is this chocolate treat? Well, it’s even more wonderful to eat! Many have heard of plain hummus or even roasted red pepper and pickle-flavored hummus. However, did you know that hummus comes in many different flavors? 

Ever heard of Chocolate Hummus? Yes! Chocolate Hummus exists. It makes for a yummy dessert or even a delicious midday snack. The idea of eating Chocolate Hummus might take many by surprise. However, you get to try it, because it’s what is on the menu for today. 

Chocolate Hummus

4 from 7 votes
Recipe by Madison Amara Course: Dessert, SnacksDifficulty: Easy


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  • 15 ounce 15 can cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons 3 tahini

  • 3 tablespoons 3 hot water

  • pinch of salt


  • To a food processor, add the chickpeas, cocoa powder, maple syrup, tahini, hot water and salt. Purée for 30 to 45 seconds. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl. Add more water as needed.
  • Purée again to get it nice and creamy.
  • Serve with pita chips, pretzels, or fruit. Enjoy! 

If you are at all familiar with hummus, then you know that it is a Middle Eastern staple consisting of chickpeas and acids that are puréed. That sounds unique, right? It is a unique dish for sure! It is such a unique dish that a lot of people shy away from it. Hummus is something that you either love or hate. 

So, if you love hummus, then you for sure want to try this batch of Chocolate Hummus! If you hate hummus, then give this a try anyway because it might just surprise you. The texture of this Chocolate Hummus is a cross between chocolate pudding and hummus.

Chickpeas can be disguised in almost any dish. When blended up, they are virtually flavorless. This makes them great to use in desserts. Did you know that in addition to chocolate hummus, chickpeas can also be puréed and folded into the chocolate chip cookie batter? How cool is that? If you use pureed chickpeas in your cookie batter, your kiddos will never be able to detect even a trace of chickpea. Pureed chickpeas offer both nutrients and great texture! It’s a great way to sneak some healthy veggies into a child’s diet. Once they get a bite of that chickpea infused cookie, they will be begging you for more

OK, now let’s get back to discussing this Chocolate Hummus. To get started on making this Chocolate Hummus, you need one 15-ounce can of cooked chickpeas that are rinsed and drained, ½ cup of cocoa powder, ¼ cup of maple syrup, 3 tablespoons of tahini, 3 tablespoons of hot water, and a pinch of salt.

After getting all of your ingredients together, add every ingredient to a food processor. Purée for 30 to 45 seconds. Next, using a rubber spatula, scrape the sides of the bowl. Add more water as needed. Purée the mixture once more to get it nice and creamy. Finally, serve your Chocolate Hummus with pita chips, pretzels, and/or fruit. Then, simply enjoy! 

That’s all there is to it, folks! As you can tell, not a lot of hard work goes into making this creamy concoction. Making this Chocolate Hummus taste delicious all comes down to following the simple steps and pairing it with whatever you would like. Hopefully, after tasting this Chocolate Hummus, you are hooked and keep it in your rotation. Enjoy the Chocolate Hummus to the fullest!

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