Chocolate Hummus


Chocolate hummus is so delicious and full of chocolate, no one will ever know you made it with chickpeas! Try it for dessert with fresh fruit, cookies, crackers, or even by the spoonful!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

This chocolate hummus is delicious and nutritious. Made with budget-friendly ingredients, this tasty alternative to the store-bought stuff will earn a permanent place in your refrigerator.

Chocolate Hummus Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this chocolate hummus recipe:

· Chocolate chips: This decadent dessert hummus starts with milk chocolate chips. You can use semisweet or dark chocolate chips if you prefer.
· Chickpeas: The base of this chocolate hummus is a can of protein-packed chickpeas.
· Cocoa powder: You'll need unsweetened cocoa powder.
· Maple syrup: This wholesome chocolate hummus is sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar.
· Salt and vanilla: Vanilla extract and a pinch of salt enhance the overall flavor of the hummus.
· Almond milk: A bit of almond milk thins the mixture, creating the perfect smooth and dippable texture.

How to Make Chocolate Hummus

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this crowd-pleasing chocolate hummus:

1. Melt the chocolate chips.
2. Blend all the ingredients (besides the almond milk) together in a food processor.
3. Add the almond milk slowly until the hummus is the desired consistency.

What to Eat With Chocolate Hummus

Wondering how to enjoy your homemade chocolate hummus? We wouldn't judge you if you ate it with a spoon, but here are a few other delicious pairing ideas:

· Fruit: Dip fresh fruit slices — such as apples, bananas, or oranges — in the hummus. Strawberries are particularly delicious!
· Bread: Spread the hummus on toast or bagel slices.
· Chips: Pairing the hummus with potato chips (or pretzels) is perfect for fans of the sweet and salty flavor pairing.

How to Store Chocolate Hummus

Store the leftover chocolate hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. If you want to keep the hummus for longer than a week, you can freeze it for up to six months. Thaw in the refrigerator.

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • ¼ cup milk chocolate chips

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons almond milk, or more as needed


  1. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave until melted, 1 to 3 minutes.

  2. Combine melted chocolate, garbanzo beans, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Add almond milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, while blending to desired smoothness.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
1g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 86mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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