Are you a little freaked by the words ‘dessert’ and ‘hummus’ in the same recipe title?
If you are, then you’re definitely not alone. I was totally freaked when I first started seeing dessert hummus around. I mean what? Why?
But I told myself not to judge until I had tried it. So I whipped up a batch, with some melted vegan chocolate, maple syrup, almond butter and of course, chickpeas, and shockingly, it was really good. Like really, really good.
The part that is hard to get your head around is imagining the savory taste of hummus, with sweet stuff added, but it’s actually more a case of adding chickpeas to some sweet stuff! Granted, that’s still pretty weird.
In terms of taste, it’s not really like hummus at all, it’s more like a chocolate mousse! But the texture is hummus! So it’s weird, but in a good way!
It makes a delicious dip for fresh fruits or nice salty pretzels! This was my favorite way to eat it. But you can also just spoon it straight like a chocolate mousse. Your call!
You could definitely make other flavors of dessert hummus (I’ve seen snickerdoodle and pumpkin pie and s’mores!) but to me chocolate hummus makes the most sense because the chocolate really overrides the flavor of chickpeas.
To me, you don’t really want to taste the chickpeas, if you do want to taste chickpeas, then regular hummus is surely more up your street! When it’s dessert, it should taste like dessert.
The chickpeas provide texture and thickness and they make this heaps healthier, adding protein and fiber to your dessert, so you know, you can feel saintly about eating giant bowls of it.
So I hope you’ll love this slightly weird dessert, it is:
- An awesome dip for fruit or pretzels
- High in protein and fiber
Store leftovers in the fridge. It tends to harden a bit in the fridge (from the chocolate) but this isn’t an issue and if anything it’s even more delicious!
So let us know what you think of this dessert hummus in the comments! Have you tried it already? Or is it too weird for you? Let us know!
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Delicious chocolate dessert hummus! Amazing as a dip for fresh fruit or pretzels, or just to eat with a spoon! High in protein and fiber, vegan and gluten-free!
- Add the lite coconut milk, cocoa powder, melted chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla extract and almond butter to the food processor and process until smooth.
- Then add in the chickpeas and process into a delicious chocolate hummus.
- Decorate with coconut flakes and vegan chocolate (optional).
- Serve with fresh fruit and pretzels for dipping.
*You can switch the lite coconut milk to a full fat version or a different non-dairy milk if you prefer. I like lite coconut milk for this recipe as it’s thinner than the regular version and keeps the hummus from being too thick, even after it’s been refrigerated.
- Category: Dessert, Dip, Gluten-Free
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1/4 of the Recipe
- Calories: 325
- Sugar: 30.8g
- Sodium: 174mg
- Fat: 13.3g
- Saturated Fat: 4.9g
- Carbohydrates: 51g
- Fiber: 8.4g
- Protein: 8.3g
Keywords: dessert hummus, chocolate hummus