Chocolate Hummus – A Beautiful Mess


When you think of hummus, your mind might conjure images of a savory, chickpea-based dip paired with pita bread or crunchy vegetables. However, this is a delicious twist to this traditional Middle Eastern dish: chocolate hummus. This makes a really fun and surprising addition to any dessert board or snack plate!

To me, chocolate hummus is the perfect snack to satisfy a sweet craving but without overindulging and feeling a sugar crash later. I also love that chocolate hummus packs a little bit of plant-based protein into the mix.

Related: Another great sweet tooth satisfying recipe is Date and Almond Hummus. It’s so good!

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas – also called garbanzo beans
  • Tahini
  • Cocoa powder
  • Espresso powder – optional but adds so much flavor!
  • Brown sugar or Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk – or a milk alternative

Directions

Start by draining and rinsing a can of chickpeas.

In a food processor, combine the tahini and cocoa powder as well as espresso powder if using. Blend until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.

Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and add a little salt or more sweetener if you feel it needs it.

Tips & Substitutions

  • You can swap out the chickpeas for black beans to deepen the color and slightly change the flavor.
  • Use natural peanut butter instead of tahini for a more decadent and less traditional hummus.
  • In place of the dairy milk, use any milk alternative you prefer, like oat milk.

Serving Suggestions

Not sure what to serve with chocolate hummus? Try these ideas:

  • Fresh fruit like strawberries or sliced apples.
  • Store-bought cookies like graham crackers or vanilla wafers
  • Rice cakes – my personal favorite
  • Classic shortbread cookies

Whip up a batch of homemade chocolate hummus this week and satisfy a chocolate craving while still getting some protein and fiber. Enjoy!


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a dessert version of the classic

Yield 4

Prep 5 minutes

Total 5 minutes

Instructions

  • Start by draining and rinsing a can of chickpeas.

  • In a food processor, combine the tahini and cocoa powder as well as espresso powder if using. Blend until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

  • Taste and add a little salt or more sweetener if you feel it needs it.

Notes

You can swap out the chickpeas for black beans to deepen the color and slightly change the flavor.
Use natural peanut butter instead of tahini for a more decadent and less traditional hummus.
In place of the dairy milk, use any milk alternative you prefer, like oat milk.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Hummus

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



Source link: https://abeautifulmess.com/chocolate-hummus/

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