Chocolate Hummus – A 5 Ingredient, Healthy Snack!

Yes, you read that right, chocolate hummus. Sounds strange, but it’s delicious.

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A while back, I saw a chocolate hummus (I think Boar’s Head brand) on Amanda’s Instagram story and was intrigued. A few weeks later, I stumbled across it at Fry’s, gave it a try, and was hooked (thanks for letting me know about it, Amanda!). It pairs perfectly with fruit and/or graham crackers and feels like a treat, but is full of healthy ingredients. I knew I had to recreate it at home.

This dip uses only 5 ingredients, is vegan and makes for a perfect sweet snack! While it is a chickpeas base, you really don’t taste the chickpeas in the final product. Instead, you have a chocolatey, lightly sweet snack.  I found it satisfied my sweet tooth but was also filling and didn’t leave me with a sugar crash an hour later, which made it the perfect afternoon snack for me and the kiddos!

Chocolate Hummus


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla)

Directions:  Add all ingredients in a food processor or blender, mix well, stopping to scrape the sides as needed.  Process until a nice, smooth consistency is reached. Serve cold with fresh fruit or graham crackers.

*feel free to add a little more or less cocoa powder or maple syrup to customize to your tastes.  

Let me know if you give it a try!

What are you snacking on these days?  As it gets warmer here, I have been all about cold snacks, give me all the smoothies and veggies with hummus!

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Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a great one!


56 thoughts on “Chocolate Hummus – A 5 Ingredient, Healthy Snack!

  1. I have a similar recipe, I use agave nectar instead of maple syrup. I also have a recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough hummus. I tried a sample of snickerdoodle hummus and want to try to figure that one out next

  2. So I used to make dessert hummus at my coffee shop like 12 yrs ago as a result of ordering way to many 5 pound buckets of chickpeas. It was so tasty but Everyone thought the idea of it was so odd, now it’s Everywere. Cookie dough was our most popular flavor closely followed by brownie batter which is similar to this lovely chocolate version of yours!! I love it

    1. That is so awesome that you had a coffee shop! It is so tasty, a cookie dough version would be awesome!

  3. This looks amazing! I made chickpea chocolate chip cookies back in the summer and have wanted to try more healthy dessert with them. This could be a dangerous recipe lol.

  4. Oh yum, this looks really good. And it’s always nice to learn that it’s full of healthy ingredients. I’ve been eating a lot of fruit these days…in terms of colder snacks. I’d love to figure out a good smoothie recipe.


    1. Thanks. All the spring and summer fruits are so good! I have a couple smoothie recipes and I have been alternating the last few weeks (I have one most days). I will try to share them soon.

  5. So I’ll admit it, when I read the title of this recipe it didn’t appeal to me at all! I had no idea you could make a chocolate hummus!

  6. I had store bought chocolate hummus about a year ago and it was so good! It’s too expensive to buy, so this is a great alternative.Thanks!

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