Add a bit of sweetness to your healthy snack by making chocolate hummus. It's quick to make, easy, and vegan!

Easy Vegan Chocolate Hummus Recipe

Add a bit of sweetness to your healthy snack by making chocolate hummus. It’s quick to make, easy, and vegan!

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It’s the time of the year that everyone seems to be trying to find those healthy snacks. We are getting close to the summer months and laying around the pool, the beach, or the park. In the past, I’ve made a few variations of traditional hummus but this time wanted to try a dessert hummus recipe. It’s perfect when I want something sweet without all the added sugar of a regular dessert.

The main ingredient in any hummus recipe is always chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans. You can find these canned with other beans. I always find mine right next to the black beans.

I love recipes with simple ingredients that I can easily find in the grocery store. This sweet hummus is the best way to have a dessert without feeling guilty about it. You can choose to dip fresh fruit, apple slices, graham crackers, or pretzels in the hummus. My favorite was sliced fresh strawberries and pretzels.

Tips for Vegan Chocolate Hummus

To get the chocolate hummus taste, you’ll add cocoa powder. You can decide if you want unsweetened cocoa powder to cut down on sugar or not. I use regular cocoa powder because I was looking for a healthy chocolate hummus recipe that still was sweet like a dessert. It helps curb my chocolate cravings without the added dairy and sugar.

The sweetness comes from the pure maple syrup. Trust me, you want the good stuff, don’t go cheap on the maple syrup. It makes a big difference.

Round that out with a bit of vanilla extract and coconut oil and you have your chocolate hummus! Coconut oil will be liquid at room temperature as long as it is above about 76F in your home. Otherwise, warm it for just a few seconds in the microwave until it has melted enough to pour into the other ingredients.

Adding some sea salt helps to give the chocolate dessert hummus that salty and sweet combination. It’s personally a favorite, so I enjoyed it. I think that’s also why pretzels were my favorite thing to dip in the homemade chocolate hummus.

Chocolate Hummus Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 15.5 oz chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Preparation

In a food processor or high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth.

Taste test and add more maple syrup for a sweeter flavor or more cocoa powder for a richer chocolate flavor.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Garnish with mini chocolate chips if desired.

Chocolate Hummus Leftovers

Storage: Store any leftover hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 24, 2023

Vegan chocolate hummus in a round white bowl with fresh fruit in white dishes on a white surface

Chocolate Hummus

Add a bit of sweetness to your healthy snack by making chocolate hummus. It’s quick to make, easy, and vegan!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course:
Dessert
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
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Vegan
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Vegetarian
Keyword:
chocolate
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chocolate hummus
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dessert
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dessert hummus
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hummus
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
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Vegan
Servings: 12
5 from 9 votes

Ingredients

  • 15.5 oz chickpeas (rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • In a food processor or high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth
  • Taste test and add more maple syrup for a sweeter flavor or more cocoa powder for a richer chocolate flavor
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving
  • Garnish with mini chocolate chips if desired
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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Hummus
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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12 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Chocolate Hummus Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I love chocolate hummus. I get it all of the time at the grocery store. Now I will attempt to make this with your receipt. Thanks

  2. 5 stars
    What an interesting twist on hummus! This vegan chocolate hummus recipe sounds perfect for a delicious option in time for summer! Thank you for sharing this cool recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    What a delicious and healthy snack! I love hummus but never heard about chocolate hummus. My kids don’t like chickpeas, and probably I`ll try this recipe soon.

  4. 5 stars
    What? Chocolate hummus! I’m both confused and interested! I’ll definitely have to give this one a go, but I feel it’s more suited for parties to get the extra ‘wow’ factor!

  5. Jennifer Prince

    Ooh! I’ve heard of chocolate hummus, but I’ve never tried to make it. This recipe seems easy enough to do so myself.

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