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Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate Hummus – A delicious dessert dip made with just 6 ingredients. Full of chocolate flavor and great served with fresh fruit!

Chocolate Hummus

Dessert hummus might sound crazy but it is SO good! Made with just 6 ingredients that are just blended until smooth, it’s simple to make and it has a rich chocolate flavor with nutty undertones from the peanut butter. I love making it as an indulgent dessert but it’s great to serve at parties too.

Common Questions About Making Chocolate Hummus

What is chocolate hummus?

Chocolate hummus is a dessert dip made by combining cocoa powder, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and garbanzo beans. Everything is blended until well combined and then served.

How sweet is chocolate hummus?

I lightly sweetened it so if you prefer a sweeter dip, use 1/2 cup of powdered sugar in the recipe and if you like it to be less sweet, skip the powdered sugar altogether.

What can I serve it with?

Some of my favorite things to serve with the chocolate hummus include –

  • Fresh fruit
  • Graham crackers
  • Nilla wafers
  • Pretzels
  • Cinnamon pita chips
  • Nuts

What can I garnish chocolate hummus with?

I love garnishing chocolate hummus with chocolate chips and a drizzle of warm peanut butter.

What other types of dessert hummus can I make?

There are some great dessert hummus recipes to try! Some of the best include –

  • Cake batter hummus
  • Snickerdoodle hummus
  • Pumpkin pie hummus

Ingredient Notes –

  • Make sure to drain and rinse your garbanzo beans very well– we don’t want any of the aquafaba in our hummus.
  • All natural peanut butter is wetter than classic peanut butter but either can be used in this recipe. Just keep in mind that you will need to add a few tablespoons of milk if you use a classic peanut butter.
  • Maple syrup adds a bit of sweetness to the hummus. Honey would also work if you prefer the flavor.
  • I’m using dark cocoa powder but classic will work too– just as long as it’s unsweetened baking cocoa.
  • Vanilla enhances the flavor of the chocolate.

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Yield: 1.5 Cups

Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate Hummus - A delicious dessert dip made with just 6 ingredients. Full of chocolate flavor and great served with fresh fruit!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 can garbanzo beans (15 ounces - drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth (scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed). I like a really smooth hummus so I process mine for about 45 seconds - but feel free to make it as smooth or as chunky as you like.
  2. If the dough forms a ball rather than a smooth hummus, add 2 tablespoons of milk (dairy or non-dairy) and pulse again.
  3. Once the hummus is smooth, serve it with fruit, pretzels, or graham crackers.
  4. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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