Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus is surprisingly delicious and no one will guess it is made with beans!
Chocolate and chickpeas! Before you immediately call me crazy, please give it a chance because it is a shockingly good and healthy dessert option. Kids go crazy for it and if you are a Weight Watcher, it’s 0 SmartPoints on the new Freestyle plan if you make it with stevia or a low calorie sweetener.
While I would love to take credit for this genius idea, the first time I saw it was on Shark Tank and since then I have seen all kinds of dessert hummus recipes popping up. Like most, I was skeptical, but finally caved and tried it after a friend told me her kids were obsessed with it and she felt like she was winning in the Mom department. I mean getting your kids to eat loads of fruit and chocolate flavored chickpeas is a pretty successful afternoon snack.
When looking for recipe inspiration, I started with some of the grocery store options, but found they were packed with sugar, so I quickly turned to the internet for some Chocolate Hummus inspiration. The basic recipe, which I am sharing today, is essentially just chickpeas, cocoa powder, sweetener, and almond milk. The fun comes in when you think about all the ways you can customize it. Think chocolate chips, tahini, coconut, nut butter, cinnamon, and more. I will be sharing all kinds of ideas below, so don’t miss it.
In terms of serving this tasty chocolate dessert hummus, fruit is the first thing that comes to mind. Strawberries, pears, apples, and pineapple are all pretty delicious. From there you can reach for things like pretzels, graham crackers, cinnamon pita chips, any thin and crispy cookie, or even toast points. My friend even puts it on her kid’s waffles in the morning.
Tips for Making this Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus
- You can make this dessert hummus with chickpeas or black beans. Both work with the chocolate flavors and the end product won’t taste anything like beans, don’t worry.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus: Add 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter or PB2 for a lower calorie options.
- Sesame Chocolate Hummus: Add 2-4 tablespoons of tahini to the mix. For anyone who loves halvah, this reminds me of those flavors.
- Coconut Chocolate Hummus: Add in shredded coconut and even some coconut butter.
- Mint Chip Hummus: Add in a few drops of mint extract for a chocolate mint option. You can add some espresso powder as well for a Peppermint Mocha version.
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Hummus: Add in lots of cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg. And if you dare, you can add some chili powder or cayenne.
Products I used to make this Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus:
- I got this food processor about 6 years ago after years of buying the cheap ones and constantly having to replace them. In my opinion it is completely worth the investment since it will last forever. My aunt has had hers for almost 15 years.
- For a no calorie sweetener, I recommend using Stevia or Swerve sweetener. If you bake a lot and are looking for a no calorie/no carb option, Swerve is a great thing to have on hand.