What if you could make a dip rich in fiber and protein that tastes just like cookie dough? Oh, yeah! For a long time, we’ve seen chocolate hummus in grocery stores. But we couldn’t join the bandwagon…until peanut butter was invited to the party. GAME CHANGER
Chocolate hummus is a delicious alternative to traditional hummus. It’s creamy, tasty, and easy to snack on! This naturally-sweetened version is ready in just ten minutes and only six ingredients, which you likely have on hand. This snack will be a staple in your rotation. We’ll show you!
Hummus: The Origins
The exact origins of hummus are debated, as with many other foods. The first recipes were found in 13th century cookbooks ( source).
Hummus Bi Tahini is made from chickpeas and tahini. It’s usually served with garlic and lemon. This dish is popular in Turkish, Lebanese, and Syrian cuisines, as well as Egyptian.
It’s not a traditional version, as it has a twist. But it is a delicious and creamy dip that can be used in many ways!
Chocolate Hummus: How to make it
This delicious, sweet dip begins with our favorite hack to make smooth, creamy hummus – simmering or microwaving the chickpeas until they are soft.
Maple syrup, cocoa powder, and peanut butter are combined with vanilla to create a balanced, sweet result. This combination produces a chocolatey, peanut-buttery hummus. Also masks any “beany flavor.
1 (15-oz.) Can chickpeas, NOT drained
13 cup Peanut Butter*
Maple syrup 6 Tbsp
1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp of sea salt
Use 2-3 tablespoons of filtered water
In a medium heatproof bowl, microwave the chickpeas undrained for 4-5 min (leave a gap of 2″ at the top so that it doesn’t spill over). Place the undrained chickpeas into a small pan and cook for 5-10 minutes or until they are soft.
Add the chickpeas, peanut butter, maple sugar, cacao powder, vanilla and salt to a Food Processor.
Process until smooth and creamy. Scrape down sides if necessary. Keep the processor running as you add 2-3 tablespoons of water to make it extra creamy. Add more maple syrup to sweeten, more cocoa to add chocolate flavor, or more peanut butter if you prefer a stronger peanut flavor.
Serve it immediately with fruit slices like apples, strawberries, or bananas. You can also enjoy this recipe on toast or with pretzels. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for one month.