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Chocolate Hummus is a healthier dessert dip your going to love! Made with cocoa, peanut butter and garbanzo beans, this hummus is a smooth dreamy fix for those chocolate cravings!

When you think hummus, you probably think of the traditional hummus that tops savory gyros or maybe a chipotle hummus, that tops barbacoa beef beautifully. But this dessert hummus is a game changer!

Chocolate Hummus with strawberries, pretzels and blackberries.

Chocolate Hummus

When that craving hits for something chocolaty but you don’t want the extra junk, you have to reach for this chocolate hummus recipe. It’s going to hit that sweet spot and you won’t leave you feeling guilty. Full of healthy nutrients chocolate hummus is a great way to sneak some goodness into your kids diets as well. If you don’t tell them, they’ll never know. Everyone will love dipping their favorite dippers again and again! Perfect for a party, snack or dessert. It’s a healthy dessert you will actually love to eat.

Chocolate Hummus is so quick and easy, you will be making this recipe on a daily basis. It’s just that good and simple. Don’t let the word hummus through you off or keep you from trying it. Chocolate Hummus looks and tastes a lot like brownie batter, but one you can eat without the worry and guilt. You have to try this, you won’t regret it. It’s insanely delicious!

Is Chocolate Hummus Healthy?

Chocolate Hummus does have added sweetner so that ups the calorie count a bit. But it’s made with all natural ingredients which makes it healthier than most desserts. Chocolate hummus is made with Garbanzo beans which are high in plant protein and fiber which will help you feel fuller longer, curb cravings, and help you feel satisfied. So yes I would consider this to be healthier than cookies, brownies or most other choices.

Ingredients for Creamy Chocolate Hummus

Simple ingredients make this super easy. You probably have all the ingredients for this chocolate hummus sitting in your pantry right now! Perfect for a late night snack!

  • Garbanzo Beans: Drain and rinse them, reserve some of the liquid to thin your hummus if needed.
  • Peanut Butter: Can be substituted if needed, see below.
  • Cocoa Powder: Not to be confused with hot chocolate mix. This is unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Maple Syrup: Use real maple syrup for best results.
  • Vanilla: Adds extra flavoring
  • Optional: Chocolate syrup and Mini chocolate chips

How to Make Easy Chocolate Hummus

This chocolate hummus whips up in about 5 minutes flat. Perfect for when you need something sweet and chocolaty fast! Use a food processor for best results. This is going to rock your world!

  1. Combine: In a food processor add the garbanzo beans, peanut butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  2. Mix:  Pulse on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve: Put into a serving bowl and drizzle with chocolate syrup and mini chocolate chips. Serve with pretzels, fruit, or graham crackers.

A food processor with the ingredients for chocolate hummus.

Tips and Variations For Dessert Hummus

This dip is super easy and versatile, making chocolate hummus a win win for everyone.

  • Peanut Butter: You can substitute the peanut butter for Tahini, Almond butter, or even sunflower butter. Most all nut butters will work in place of peanut butter.
  • Garbanzo Beans: If you want a smoother finish to your hummus, try to remove as many of the skins as possible from the beans. While rinsing them gently squeeze the skins from off the beans. You can also cook your own beans and over cook them to create a softer texture.
  • Substitute Beans: If you don’t have garbanzo beans on hand try black beans instead. The flavor will be slightly different, but still amazing and still healthy.
  • Thinning: If you want a tad thinner dip add some of the reserved garbanzo liquid a tablespoon at a time till you reach your desired consistency.
  • Maple Syrup: Use pure maple syrup, not the artificially flavored pancake syrup. You can also substitute honey instead of the syrup.
  • Flavorings: Experiment with flavorings, add a dash of cinnamon, a splash of peppermint flavoring or even a pinch of chili powder. Stir in coconut flakes and a splash of almond flavoring for an almond joy flavor.

Processed chocolate hummus all whipped together.

What Can I Serve Chocolate Hummus With?

Well if you can keep yourself from eating it by the spoonful, there are many ways to serve this decadent chocolate hummus. This is a perfect dish for dipping, and everyone loves to dip! Whether your dipping into hummus or million dollar dip, hot crab dip or chicken alfredo dip, it’s going to be delicious!

  • Sweet n’ Salty: The ultimate combination of sweet and salty is always satisfying, think pretzels, potato chips, or pita chips.
  • Fruit: Chocolate is a golden combination with fruit. Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, bananas, apples, pineapple, dried fruit and anything else you can imagine.
  • Crackers/ Cookies:  Serve chocolate hummus with graham crackers, shortbread cookies, or wafer cookies for a fun twist.
  • Spread it:  Use chocolate hummus in place of hazelnut spread on bagels, or toast. Use it for fillings in cakes, frosting on cookies and pie.  Spread it on pancakes, waffles or crepes.

Storing and Using Homemade Hummus

This recipe keeps really well, meaning you can use it all week, if it lasts that long. Create individual portions with fruit for quick grab and go snacks.

  • Fridge: Chocolate hummus will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days. It will thicken in the fridge so bring to room temperature to serve. You can also add some non dairy milk, or even water to help thin it.
  • Freeze: This freezes beautifully. Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge, then bring to room temperature on the counter before serving. If the hummus is too thick, thin it with non dairy milk or water.


Dipping a strawberry in chocolate hummus garnished with chocolate chips and syrup.

More Chocolate Loving Recipes

Chocolate has a rich long history, making it a fascinating food to discover. Most people have very strong opinions about chocolate. Whether it’s dark, milk or white, it’s a divine food. It’s complex, it’s rich, sweet and decadent. Chocolate is just sublime and perfect in all its ways.

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Chocolate Hummus

5 from 2 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Chocolate Hummus is a healthier dessert dip your going to love! Made with cocoa, peanut butter and garbanzo beans, this hummus is a smooth dreamy fix for those chocolate cravings!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 People



  • In a food processor add the garbanzo beans, peanut butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla. Pulse on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Put into a serving bowl and drizzle with chocoalte syrup and mini chocolate chips. Serve with pretzels, fruit, or graham crackers.


*can also sub with tahini 


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 40mgPotassium: 181mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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