This simple and delicious chocolatey spin on hummus is not only rich in flavor, but packed with nutrients and antioxidants. It takes about five minutes to make and you can store it in the fridge all week!Jump to Recipe
I feel like I’m a little late to the chocolate hummus game, but I’m so glad I finally tried it! Store-bought options often refer to this delectable dip as “brownie batter” and that’s exactly how it tastes, but with the added nutrition benefits of some powerhouse ingredients!
Nutrition Benefits of Chocolate Hummus
Did I mention this chocolate hummus is packed with vitamins and minerals plus dietary fiber, protein and phytonutrients? Here’s the good-for-you ingredient download:
- Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder is a source of minerals iron, zinc and selenium that help your body function and give a boost to your immune system. Cocoa powder also contains antioxidants called polyphenols that can help to improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Chick Peas: Also known as garbanzos, these mighty beans have iron, provide plant-based protein, and are a good source of fiber. Beans also contain phytonutrients which are natural chemicals found in plants that may help prevent disease and can keep your body working in tip top shape.
Ingredient Swap Ideas
There are a few substitution suggestions you could try if you have food allergies or other preferences.
- In place of rice milk, you can try another plant-based milk of choice (e.g., almond, oat, coconut).
- This recipe calls for tahini so it’s a nut-free option that can also be school approved for your kids’ lunches. If sesame allergies are an issue or you don’t have tahini on hand, consider adding a creamy nut butter (e.g., almond butter, cashew, peanut butter). Just note that the flavor may vary depending on the nut butter type.
- This recipe is just the right amount of sweet, but that’s my opinion. You can always experiment with using a bit more or less brown sugar or adjust the amount or style of chocolate chips you include.
I love how Sloane devours a bowl of berries with this rich and delicious hummus. Mix up your snack spread with this simple chocolate chick pea hummus and it’ll instantly become a crowd favorite.
Simple Chocolate Chick Pea Dessert Hummus
- 1 can (15.5 oz) chick peas (garbanzo beans) (rinsed and dried with a towel)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar loosely packed
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1-2 tbsp tahini or sunbutter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened rice drink
- Combine the chick peas, brown sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, tahini/sunbutter and salt in the food processor and pulse until mixed.
- Slowly add rice drink beverage until the hummus is blended and the desired texture.
- For the best flavor, place hummus in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for a few hours. Enjoy with crunchy snacks and fresh fruit or add to sandwiches or oatmeal. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.