Sweet Dessert Dark Chocolate Hummus Recipe is made with ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS!!! It is Naturally Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, amazingly Healthy and Good For You! Enjoy as a dip with Cinnamon Pita Chips, Pretzels, Apple slices or Strawberries.
Ain't your authentic hummus! BUT, Amazingly wholesome, delicious and feels indulgent! We love healthy treats around here, especially the ones made with real ingredients like Raw Brownie Bites, Date bliss Balls, Air Fried Baked Apples, Avocado Chocolate Truffles or No Bake Health Bars.
What is Chocolate Hummus?
It is a delicious spin on regular hummus but made as a dessert dip! It differs from traditional savory hummus recipes which uses tahini, garlic, olive oil and other savory ingredients have been replaced with dates, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. The consistency is pleasantly smooth and creamy with a mousse like texture.
It is treated as fruit dip and served with pretzels, apple slices, strawberries, pineapple or our favorite cinnamon sugar pita chips (recipe included). Portable, easy to serve chocolate hummus with dates is a great choice for parties.
We have enjoyed several store bought dark chocolate hummus, but prefer this homemade recipe since it is made from scratch, uses no tahini or maple syrup and just 3 main nutritious ingredients.
Sweet Dessert Hummus is
- Simple straight forward ingredients
- Sweet & Healthy
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- Quick & Easy
CHICKPEAS : There is no soaking! Just open up a can of chickpeas, drain, rinse and pat dry. So easy and so convenient.
Dates : One of the best natural sweetener there is! I have used soft, plump Medjool dates.
Cocoa powder : Dutch process is recommended
Vanilla extract, Salt : Make it more delicious
Water : Enough to blend
How to make Chocolate Hummus?
Step-1: Add drained, rinsed canned chickpeas, pitted dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt into a food processor . Process for about 30 seconds until ground and then add water and grind until smooth and creamy.
Done and DONE!
Grind until very smooth for an ultra creamy texture.
Dates - This recipe uses soft medjool dates which grinds very easily in the food processor. If you are using the Noor variety, then we recommend soaking them in water for about 30 minutes before adding into the processor (drain off water).
Sweetness - Sweetness depends totally on the dates, hence feel free to add more dates or some maple syrup if you like your dessert dip on the sweeter side.
Add enough water to get a super smooth creamy texture but not liquidy!
Mixer used - We used a food processor but a vitamix will work just as well.
How to make Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips?
Cut each pita bread (whole wheat, wheat or regular) into 8 wedges. Coat both sides of pita wedges with a coating of non-stick cooking spray (alternatively, you brush melted butter or coconut oil) and then sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.
Bake at 350 F for about 18 minutes, until deep golden and crisp (refer picture above)
Don't have a sweet tooth? Check out this Spicy Ginger Garlic Pita Chips
Can you buy chocolate hummus?
Of course! There are several popular brands such as Trader Joe’s, Sabra, Aldi and Boar’s Head have hoped on the dessert hummus trend and offer different flavors like vanilla bean, sea salt caramel, cake batter, pumpkin spice, peanut butter, dark chocolate.
Storing and Using Homemade Hummus
This is a great recipe for meal prepping. I love to package the hummus into small portions with fruits and stock the refrigerator for the remainder of the week. It is perfect for school snack box, late night munchie or just anytime.
Refrigerator - Hummus can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Mix in a dash of water if it looks very thick upon refrigeration.
Freezer - Store the hummus in a freezer safe air tight container and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or for several hours at room temperature.
What to serve with chocolate hummus?
With fresh fruits like apple slices (red or green), pineapple wedges, strawberries or bananas.
With salty snacks like pretzels, crackers or bread sticks.
With homemade cinnamon sugar pita chips, graham crackers or banana chips.
Spread on your morning toast.
Stir in orange zest
Mix in peppermint extract
Stir in chopped roasted almonds, salted roasted peanuts or mini chocolate chips for a lovely crunch.
Frequently asked questions
Homemade Chocolate hummus recipe is made with few wholesome ingredients like chickpeas, dates and cocoa powder. It is good for you, nutritious and totally guilt-free!
It is made with real ingredients like chickpeas, dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt.
Chocolate hummus is delicious straight from a spoon. It can also be enjoyed with cinnamon pita chips, pretzels (for a sweet salty combo), apple slices, dried apricots, banana chips or even on toasts.
It tastes nutty from chickpeas, Chocolatey from cocoa powder, sweet from dates, vanilla extract gives a real dessert flavor. The idea of a sweet hummus might sound odd, but chickpeas are delicious made into sweet recipes as well. Many traditional South East Asian sweet recipes are made with cooked chickpeas, brown sugar known as jaggery and coconut.
Like a traditional hummus recipe, this is made from cooked chickpeas with sweeteners added instead of garlic, cumin and spices. It is smooth and creamy but makes a delicious guilt free snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.
More Sweet Recipes using Dates
Chocolate Date Smoothie <--- Must try!
Date and Nut Salami <--- Raw
Dark Chocolate Sweet Hummus (with Dates)
4 Ingredient guilt free chocolate hummus
Cinnamon sugar Pita Chips
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 pita bread, I used whole wheat
Make 4 Ingredient guilt free chocolate hummus
- Add water (start with 6 tablespoon) and process for 2 to 3 minutes. Check after about 90 seconds, add additional 2 tablespoons water if necessary, We are going for a texture that will be much thicker than regular hummus.
- Transfer chocolate hummus into a a serving bowl. (Chocolate hummus can be refrigerated in a covered container for up to 4 days)
Make cinnamon sugar pita chips
- Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F and have a baking sheet ready.
- Stir together sugar and ground cinnamon in small bowl.
- Cut each pita bread into 8 wedges each and place on the baking sheet in a single layer. Spray a coating of non-stick cooking spray and turn wedges over and spray again on the other side.
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top of the pita wedges.
- Bake for 17-19 minutes, until golden and crisp. If you are using regular ( not whole wheat) pita bread, then the pita chips will be lighter in color. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely. (Cinnamon sugar pita chips can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature for couple of days)
- Chocolate hummus is delicious straight from a spoon. It can also be enjoyed with cinnamon pita chips, pretzels (for a sweet salty combo), apple slices, dried apricots, banana chips or even on toasts.
Storing and Using Homemade HummusRefrigerator – Hummus can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Mix in a dash of water if it looks very thick upon refrigeration. Freezer – Store the hummus in a freezer safe air tight container and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or for several hours at room temperature.
Nutritional information is based on third party calculations, should be considered estimates and not be construed as a guarantee. Varying factors such as product types, brands purchased, produce, the way ingredients are processed and more change the nutritional information in any recipe.
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