This dark chocolate hummus is super addictive, but fortunately it's healthy too! It is absolutely fool proof to make and comes together in one step, making it perfect for meal planning.
Food photography is difficult. Getting the perfect lighting, styling, and editing is a challenge. Having to wait to eat the food until after the shoot is even harder. Fortunately, there was a lot of dessert hummus I wasn't able to scrape out of the blender. You better believe I wiped it clean with my finger. It was delicious. I don't regret it.
Since Delighted By launched their dessert hummus line a few years ago, I've really wanted to try it. But, at almost $7 a pop, I could never justify it. I finally decided to make my own and HOLY MOLEY I've been missing out. Technically, you're supposed to dip things in it, but David and I think the spoon works just fine. Eating it like mousse or pudding may not be the most acceptable way, but it's the best way, in my opinion.
If you've never had chickpeas or beans in dessert before, you're likely weirded out by this concept. I get it. I, too, thought chickpeas should be for savory, and savory alone. But, I'm here to admit I was WRONG. Chickpeas add a creamy texture that will make it hard for you to stop eating. Wanna make a bet?
But, can't you taste the chickpeas?
Nope! The chickpea flavor is masked by the combination of chocolate and cocoa powder. It tastes more like avocado mousse or a creamy brownie batter. The dark chocolate hummus is light and fluffy from being whipped in the blender and all you taste is chocolate goodness.
Plus, chickpeas are good for you
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have so many health benefits. They're:
- High in plant-based protein.
- High in fiber.
- Full of nutrients.
- Low on the Glycemic Index.
- Low in sodium.
What to dip with?
- Apple slices
- Graham crackers
- A spoon 😉
Are you also a chocolate lover? Check out these favorites:
- 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas (no salt added), rinsed and drained
- ¼ (75 g) cup maple syrup
- ½ (87 g) cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted (I like Enjoy Life or Theo)
- ¼ cup (50 g) coconut oil, melted
- 2 tablespoons (8 g) cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons water (or almond milk)
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
- Blend for about 1 minute or until smooth.
- Store in refrigerator for up to one week.
- If using pre-salted canned chickpeas, omit salt.
- Drizzle with additional chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, or whatever else your heart desires!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 212mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g