Dark chocolate hummus?!! What? I know, I know, it might sound a little interesting but I promise you it's so deliciously decadent and such a perfect healthy sweet dip for fruits and more! If you love hummus and are a chocolate fan, you will LOVE this fun recipe!
Why This Recipe Works
- Dark chocolate hummus is very healthy! Garbanzo beans are high in protein, high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, this dip is such a good "better-for-you" treat. And you won't need a large portion to feel satisfied!
- It's so very easy to make! All you need to do is add all the ingredients to a food processor and let it do its magic.
- This delicious dip is so perfect for entertaining! It works great for a fruit board filled with mixed fruits, as well as pretzels.
- Garbanzo beans also called chickpeas. A 15 oz can will work perfectly.
- Tahini which is made of hulled sesame seeds. It will give the hummus its smooth and creamy texture.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder which will give that dark chocolate deliciousness.
- Agave syrup. I prefer agave for this recipe as it has more of a neutral flavor but you could substitute for maple syrup if you'd like.
- Aquafaba which is simply the liquid you'll find in a can of garbanzo beans. Make sure to save some before draining!
- Vanilla extract. I love to add a lot of vanilla extract to any sweet treat! It just adds that little extra touch!
Tips & FAQs
- Dark chocolate hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- My go-to sides to serve the hummus are strawberries, apples, bananas, raspberries, kiwi and pretzels. Graham crackers are also a great option. You can really use anything you'd like!
- Make sure to blend the hummus long enough for best smoothness results. It might take 2-3 minutes depending on your food processor.
- You can add more sweetener to taste if you would like. I tried to keep this recipe on the lower-sugar side but if you prefer a sweeter result, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of agave or maple syrup.
Other Recipes to Try
- Baked Potato Leek Puff Pastry Bites
- Chocolate Chips Protein Pancakes
- Mango Salsa
- Restaurant-Style Fire-Roasted Salsa
Dark Chocolate Hummus
This very easy to make deliciously decadent dark chocolate hummus is a better-for-you sweet treat perfect for fruit trays!
- 1 food processor
- 1 can garbanzo beans 15oz, reserve 4 tablespoons of liquid before draining and rinsing
- 4 tablespoons aquafaba reserved from garbanzo beans can
- ⅓ cup tahini
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons agave syrup *see notes
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips or cocoa nibs optional
- Reserve 4 tablespoons of liquid before draining garbanzo beans. Then rinse beans by adding them to mesh strainer or colander under cold running water.
- Add all ingredients to food processor and pulse until very smooth. It could take up to 2-3 minutes.
- Once ready and smooth to your preference, transfer hummus to bowl. Cover with lid or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
*You may replace the agave with maple syrup if you wish. You can also add 1 or 2 more tablespoons if you prefer the chocolate hummus sweeter. *The nutritional values shown in this recipe are approximate for one suggested serving size using the ingredients listed but not including any optional items and may vary per actual preferred portion sizes.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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