This dark chocolate chip hummus is the ultimate healthy snack or appetizer. It’s made with only 6 accessible, real-food ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly!
Okay, I KNOW! This looks like a bowl of refried beans topped with cookies but it’s chocolate hummus and we’re feeling kind of weird and unsure about it all. But can you trust me on this one? Here, take my hand. I’ll walk you through this strange but magically DELICIOUS world of dessert hummus.
About a year ago I saw this post by A Couple Cooks (cutest people ever, and their new baby!!! So so adorable) on chocolate hummus and I was like WHAT! A sweet hummus?! This sounds amazing. Later on, I was talking with some friends about a chocolate hummus they’d found at the grocery store and I was like, okay, I really need to try this at home. Fast forward to this week where I finally actually made it & with the concept from ACC, I really just kinda winged it the whole way through, and it turned out FAB! Next project: chocolate chip cookie dough hummus. Peanut butter hummus. Toasted coconut hummus. Dessert hummus ALL. THE. THINGS.
I’m not going to lie to you and say that it actually tastes like or has the texture of cookie dough. Or brownie batter. It’s hummus, after all, and it’s made with chickpeas, and you can’t just cover up a main ingredient. I see you, avocado chocolate mousse people, and I’d just like to say that YES, I CAN STILL TASTE THE AVOCADO.
It is still SO good though. Even Brig liked it, and he’s the ultimate desserty-sugary connoisseur! It’s thick and chocolatey and perfectly sweet. An excellent dip for crunchy things like pretzels and pita chips and, as pictured in the photos, those DELICIOUS paleo chocolate chip cookies by Simple Mills. (Not sponsored – just totally, completely obsessed.) This dark chocolate chip hummus is the ultimate appetizer or snack for when you’re craving something sweet but healthy. With just 6 real, whole-food ingredients like chickpeas, cacao powder, nut butter, pure maple syrup, coconut oil, and dark chocolate – it’s definitely a snack that will make your body & soul happy!
- 1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed
- ¼ c cacao or cocoa powder
- 3 T pure maple syrup
- 2 T nut butter (I used raw almond butter)
- 1 T coconut oil
- ¼ c dark chocolate chips, divided - I put half in the hummus and half on top! (I used Enjoy Life Foods)
- pinch salt
- Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor and blend until completely smooth. If the hummus is too thick for your liking, add 1 tablespoon of almond milk or water at a time until it's the consistency you desire. Fold in the chocolate chips and top with the extra. Serve!