Chocolate Hummus


This chocolate hummus recipe is a creamy, healthy dessert idea made with garbanzo beans, almond butter, cocoa powder, and maple syrup.

hummus in bowl with pretzels, graham crackers, and strawberries

Chocolate Hummus = Healthy Dessert Idea

Whether you’re making this chocolate hummus recipe for a healthy dessert idea or after-school snack, you are in for a treat. Literally.

If you’re a dessert lover like us, you are going to love this recipe. It comes together in 5 minutes and is perfect for sharing! This tasty treat is also:

  • naturally gluten-free
  • vegan
  • high-protein

What is chocolate hummus? Chocolate hummus is a dessert hummus that’s made with garbanzo beans (like classic hummus), but has cocoa powder and maple syrup.

What does chocolate hummus taste like?

This chocolate hummus tastes exactly like brownie batter. You’d never know it’s made from garbanzo beans because it’s perfectly sweet and chocolatey.

PS: while the consistency resembles classic hummus, it doesn’t taste anything like it!

hummus ingredients on countertop

Healthy Ingredients

  • Garbanzo Beans: the base of this dessert hummus is garbanzo beans! Make sure to drain and rinse before using.
  • Almond Butter: almond butter helps make this super creamy.
  • Cocoa Powder: cocoa powder is what adds the “chocolate.”
  • Maple Syrup: we love using maple syrup as an all-natural sweetener. Maple adds warmth and sweetness.
  • Water: water helps thin things out to make it dippable.
  • Vanilla: vanilla enhances that yummy chocolate flavor.
  • Salt: a pinch of salt brings out all those yummy sweet, warm flavors.

Ingredient Swaps

Maple syrup > use honey or agave nectar instead of maple syrup.

Almond Butter > any kind of nut butter will work. To get a cookie dough flavor, use cashew butter, and if you love peanut butter cups, use peanut butter!

Cocoa Powder > try using cacao powder instead.

hummus ingredients in food processor

Dessert Hummus Kitchen Tools

How to Make Chocolate Hummus

Assemble Ingredients

Place all of the ingredients into a high-speed food processor. We suggest starting with 2 tablespoons of water and going up from there depending on what kind of consistency you like.

hummus in high speed food processor

Blend Ingredients

Blend chocolate hummus on high until smooth. Give the hummus a taste and adjust the maple syrup. If it’s too thick, add more water by the teaspoon to thin it out.

Quick tip!

Depending on how thick you like your dessert hummus, add water as needed to thin your hummus out.

Can I use a blender instead?

Don’t have a food processor? Feel free to use a high-speed blender instead. You may need to stop and scrape the sides, but it should work just fine!

chocolate hummus in bowl

Got Dessert Hummus? Eat it with…

Now that your creamy, chocolatey deliciousness is ready to eat, here are some vessel scooping suggestions!

  • Pretzels
  • Strawberries
  • Ghraham crackers


Store leftover hummus in an airtight container for up to 3 days. As the hummus sits in the fridge it may thicken. So, when you’re ready to serve, mix in a few teaspoons of water.

strawberry in hummus

Chocolate Hummus Recipe (Easy Dessert Hummus)

This perfectly sweet and creamy chocolate hummus recipe is the best dessert hummus you’ll ever make. It’s made with garbanzo beans, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 10 minutes

Fat 6 Carbs 17 Protein 6

Yield 6 1x


  • 1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup all-natural almond butter
  • 2.5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 13 tablespoons maple syrup (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons water*
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed food processor and blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stopping ever so often to scrape the sides. Blend until smooth.
  2. Serve with graham crackers, pretzels, or fruit.

Tips & Notes

  • If cookie dough dip is too thick, add more water by the teaspoon.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 151 Sugar: 4 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 17 Fiber: 5 Protein: 6

Author: Lee FunkeCategory: DessertMethod: No-BakeCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: chocolate hummus

About Lee Funke

Lee is the founder of Fit Foodie Finds and based in Minneapolis, MN. She started this website in 2010 as a way to share her love for real food and wellness.

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