Dark Chocolate Hummus

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Dark chocolate hummus is a luxurious appetizer, snack or dessert. For lovers of brownie batter dip – this is a healthier version! Whip it together in just 5 minutes. Enjoy it with sweet or salty dippers like cookies, pretzels or fruit.

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🤎 Why We Love Dark Chocolate Hummus

  • The flavor is rich, chocolaty and satisfying. It’s the perfect snack when you’re craving something yummy.
  • Because this brownie batter dip is healthier than those made with cream cheese and butter, it’s a favorite no-guilt recipe.
  • It’s quick and simple to make in just 5 minutes. Toss all the ingredients into the food processor and start pulsing. It’s that easy.
  • Like Sabra chocolate hummus, it’s ideal for Valentine’s Day and romantic sweethearts. But you can enjoy it any time of year.
Dark chocolate hummus in a small bowl with flaky salt and chocolate chips. Served with graham crackers for dipping.

🛒 Ingredients

For Dark Chocolate Hummus

  • Garbanzo Beans: We use canned beans that are drained and rinsed. It provides a thick creamy texture. For this healthy brownie batter dip it replaces the use of cream cheese and butter.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: Pairs beautifully with chocolate. It helps give this dip a luxurious, creamy texture. Use an all-natural peanut butter like one from Trader Joe’s, or a commercial brand like Skippy or Jif.
  • Maple Syrup: Is a natural sweetener that adds a light caramel flavor.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: Hershey’s Special Dark (or any Dutch process cocoa) will provide a deep-chocolate look and flavor with less bitterness. But feel free to use natural unsweetened cocoa instead.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: Enhances the flavor of chocolate while adding a delicious vanilla taste and aroma.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances the sweetness of chocolate while suppressing the bitterness. Add a pinch of salt to the hummus if needed.
  • Powdered Sugar: For dessert hummus, this adds the perfect amount of sweetness. If you don’t have it on hand, use granulated sugar or light brown sugar instead. But it’s optional. Feel free to leave it out.

🍽 For Garnishing & Serving

  • Mini Chocolate Chips: Add more delicious chocolaty flavor. They also contribute a wonderful texture.
  • Flaky Sea Salt: Enhances the flavor of chocolate.
  • Graham Crackers: The perfect dippers for dark chocolate hummus.
Ingredients for dark chocolate hummus, a healthy version of brownie batter dip.

📖 Recipe Steps

RECIPE PREP: For silky smooth hummus (optional), see “Recipe FAQ” section below for instructions on “how to make hummus smoother.”

  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for 45 seconds or until the mixture is luscious and smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. For a slightly chunkier texture, pulse for a shorter amount of time.
All the ingredients for chocolate hummus recipe added to the bowl of a food processor.
  1. With the machine turned off, do a taste test. Add a pinch of salt if needed. If the mixture is too thick or forms a ball, add 2 tablespoons milk (dairy or non-dairy) and pulse to combine.

RECIPE TIP: It’s okay if the consistency of the hummus is a bit loose. As it sits out on the table for serving or in the fridge, it will thicken as it dries out.

Smooth and creamy dark chocolate hummus in the bowl of a food processor.
  1. Transfer the dark chocolate hummus to a small bowl. Garnish with flaky salt and mini chocolate chips. Serve with your favorite crunchy sweet or salty dippers, like graham crackers or pretzels.
Dark chocolate hummus garnished with flaky salt and mini chocolate chips.

👩🏻‍🍳 Recipe FAQ

These are the most commonly-asked questions for making the best dark chocolate hummus, and the most helpful answers for recipe success.

Do you have to drain and rinse canned chickpeas?

Yes. Rinsing garbanzo beans (chickpeas) in cold water will remove the aquafaba and about half the sodium content. If the beans are not drained and rinsed, the texture and flavor of the dish will be affected.

How to make hummus smoother?

By removing the skins of the garbanzo beans. For 1 (15-oz) can of beans, it takes about 10 to 12 minutes to pick off the skins with your fingertips. Or just boil the (rinsed and drained) canned beans with 1 1/2 tsp baking soda for 20 minutes until super tender. The skins will break down and soften. Then rinse the beans (very well) under cool running water while rubbing the skins to release them. Most will fall off and float away.

Delicious ways to garnish chocolate hummus?

My favorite way to top this dish is with mini chocolate chips and flaky sea salt. But you can top chocolate hummus with mini M&Ms, or by adding a yummy swirl of melted peanut butter on the surface.

How long does dark chocolate hummus last?

When refrigerated in an airtight container, chocolate hummus can last for up to 5 days in the fridge.

Bowl of dark chocolate hummus on a serving table with graham crackers and a pinch bowl of flaky salt.

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Dark Chocolate Hummus


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Dark chocolate hummus is a healthy brownie batter dip. It’s rich, luxurious, and deeply chocolaty. Perfect for snacking or dessert. Make it in just 5 minutes. Serve with sweet or salty dippers.


Ingredients

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For Dark Chocolate Hummus

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt, if needed
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (optional)

For Garnishing & Serving

  • Mini chocolate chips or mini M&Ms
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Graham crackers

Instructions

RECIPE PREP: For silky smooth hummus (optional), see the “Notes” section below for instructions on “how to make hummus smoother.”

  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for 45 seconds or until the mixture is luscious and smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. For a slightly chunkier texture, pulse for a shorter amount of time.
  2. With the machine turned off, do a taste test. Add a pinch of salt if needed. If the mixture is too thick or forms a ball, add 2 tablespoons milk (dairy or non-dairy) and pulse to combine. It’s okay if the consistency of the hummus is a bit loose. As it sits out for serving or in the fridge, it will thicken as it dries out. 
  3. Transfer the chocolate hummus to a small bowl. Garnish with flaky salt and mini chocolate chips.Serve with your favorite crunchy sweet or salty dippers, like graham crackers or pretzels.

Notes

How to make hummus smoother: By removing the skins of the garbanzo beans. For 1 (15-oz) can of beans, it takes about 10 to 12 minutes to pick off the skins with your fingertips. Or just boil the (rinsed and drained) canned beans with 1 1/2 tsp baking soda for 20 minutes until super tender. The skins will break down and soften. In a colander, rinse the beans (very well) under cool running water while rubbing the skins to release them. 

How to elevate the look and flavor of chocolate hummus: With the back of a spoon, swirl some melted peanut butter across the surface before sprinkling the top with mini chocolate chips and flaky salt.

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Dips
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
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11 Comments

  1. Saw this on Pinterest and knew I had to make it. My sister and I lost a similar chocolate hummus recipe, the one we’d used before, so I was glad to find this one. It has an amazing chocolaty taste and perfect texture. I added the optional powdered sugar and topped it with Reese’s Pieces.






  2. FANTASTIC! This recipe was surprisingly easy and turned out great. Our friends were having a game night and everyone was assigned different “boards”, and ours was a dessert board. I had no idea what to make because I wanted more than just little bites to pick up. I wanted a dip or something to make it more well-rounded. After some time searching google, I decided to give this one a try, and let me just say, this recipe came through for me better than some of my closest girl friends.
    This was meant to spice up the board a bit, but it ended up being star of the show! It was the first thing that ran out.
    Thank you confetti and bliss for this recipe, I will be checking out several more from your site!