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Snack or treat? This dark chocolate hummus recipe checks both boxes! With simple ingredients and steps, this refined sugar free twist on the traditional dip tastes so rich and chocolaty that you won’t notice the chickpeas. It’s a lot like healthy fruit dip or sugar-free nutella, with the texture of brownie batter — sweet, smooth, and secretly good for you!
Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Hummus Recipe
- Chocolaty, slightly nutty flavor
- Creamy texture
- Simple ingredients
- 10 minutes from start to finish
- Satisfies a sweet tooth with no refined sugar
- Naturally gluten-free and high in protein, with vegan options
The best way to make hummus taste like a treat? Add chocolate! And not just any chocolate, either… Just like my no-bake cookies, I use a combination of cocoa powder and ChocZero Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips to add rich, sweet flavor… without any sugar alcohols, gluten, soy, or dairy. You can’t tell this dark chocolate is sugar-free!
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Dark Chocolate Hummus Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for a healthy chocolate hummus recipe, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- ChocZero Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips – This chocolate hummus uses melted chocolate to keep it thick, plus extra stirred in. Sugar-free chocolate chips make this hummus healthier and taste great, but feel free to use any chocolate chips you prefer.
- Chickpeas – Also known as garbanzo beans! Make sure to drain and rinse your chickpeas. If you prefer, you could also use black beans as a base.
- Tahini – Made from sesame seeds, this is a classic ingredient in any hummus. It resembles nut butters like peanut butter and adds a subtle nutty taste, but is nut-free. In a pinch, you could use cashew butter, almond butter, or natural peanut butter for this recipe.
- Honey – I use sugar-free honey for the sweetener when I make this, but regular also works. If you want your hummus a little sweeter, you could also use maple syrup (or sugar-free maple syrup), which would make this recipe vegan as well.
- Cocoa Powder – Find the best kind you can, since it creates some of the deep flavors in this dark chocolate hummus recipe.
- Vanilla Extract – Use high quality vanilla extract for the best flavor.
- Sea Salt – Brings out the sweetness.
- Milk – You can use regular dairy milk, almond milk, or any other milk you like.
VARIATION: Cauliflower chocolate hummus!
Use soft cooked cauliflower instead of chickpeas, like I do in my cauliflower hummus recipe, but use the rest of the ingredients and steps from the recipe below. This version would be very low carb if you also use sugar-free honey and almond milk for the milk.
How To Make Chocolate Hummus
This section shows how to make dark chocolate dessert hummus, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Melt chocolate. In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave. (You can also do this in a double boiler on the stove if you prefer.)
- Blend together. Add chickpeas, tahini, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and melted chocolate to a food processor or powerful blender. Blend until smooth.
- Thin it out. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, blending after each addition, until texture reaches your desired consistency.
- Add chocolate chips. Transfer chocolate hummus to a bowl and fold in more chocolate chips. Add extra ChocZero chocolate chips on top and serve with dippers of choice.
- Store: To preserve flavor and texture, store chocolate hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Meal prep: Since hummus stores well in the fridge or freezer, it’s a great snack or appetizer to make ahead of time.
- Freeze: Transfer finished hummus to an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to two months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
What To Eat Chocolate Hummus With
This dip makes the perfect addition to so many dishes. Try these easy pairings:
- Bread – Slather this dip on a slice of your favorite bread. I like healthy options like coconut bread, chewy almond flour bread, or flaxseed bread.
- Fruit – Try strawberries, raspberries, bananas, apples, pears, or oranges with this delicious dip.
- Chips – Pair this spread with baked zucchini chips, pita chips, or pretzels for a sweet and salty combination.
- Crackers – The chocolate flavor of this hummus makes a great addition to graham crackers (or my sugar-free graham crackers). But almond flour crackers or regular store-bought crackers would be delicious, too.
- Breakfast – You’ll love this spread on fluffy protein pancakes, golden coconut flour waffles, crepes (or almond flour crepes), or bagels.
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- Food Processor – I recommend a food processor because it makes the hummus extra creamy and smooth, but you could also use a powerful blender.
Dark Chocolate Hummus Recipe
Chocolate Hummus (Easy & Healthy!)
This chocolate hummus recipe is a creamy, decadent, and healthy dip, with no refined sugar. Make it in just 10 minutes!
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Melt 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave.
Combine the chickpeas, tahini, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and melted chocolate in a food processor or powerful blender. Blend until smooth.
Add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, and blend after each addition, until the texture reaches your desired consistency.
Transfer the chocolate hummus to a bowl and fold in the remaining chocolate chips.
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Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Nutrition info uses regular honey and 2% milk. Sugar is much lower if using sugar-free honey and almond milk.
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My kids LOVED this!!! And they are usually the first to notice if I try to sneak in a healthy version of their favorite treats! I love that after school they reached for this instead of the usually sugary snacks!! We are on our third batch!
I’ve never liked hummus until I tried your chocolate hummus! It was creamy and chocolaty.
This was so much better tasting and cheaper than the store bought version. So rich and creamy! Will definitely be making again.
This was incredible! I made it for some gluten free vegan friends and used gluten free graham crackers and gluten free animal crackers. So good!
This tasty chocolate hummus i my new favourite dip for apples. it is absolutely delicious and so easy to make.
My kids and I loved this! Going to be our new go to treat.
Hi, I got really excited about this recipe! But I don’t have sugar free honey and wouldn’t want to use regular honey. What other sweetener could work without affecting consistency? It should be very low in carbs…
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Hi Marianne, Sugar-free maple syrup would also work, otherwise you can get sugar-free honey here.
This was the perfect afternoon snack! My kids devoured it!
Wow!! I’ve never tried chocolate hummus before, but this was amazing! My whole family loved it too!