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A dip that is both heart-healthy and delicious, this Chocolate Hummus is a sure hit! Nobody will know that this rich and chocolate-y dip is actually made from chickpeas! It is the perfect, easy-to-make, healthy snack that is made without gluten, dairy, or refined sugars.
Good-For-You Chocolate Hummus Dip
Okay, okay…if you are thinking right now that Chocolate and Hummus don’t belong together in the same sentence, then you must have never tried the Chocolate Hummus at Trader Joe’s. That dip is a cult classic, and for good reason! It’s so chocolate-y, rich and delicious but made with good-for-you ingredients! It’s also super easy to make at home, using even better quality ingredients that you get to control. So when a reader reached out to us last month asking for a recipe, we dove right in and were pleasantly surprised at how close we came to the Trader Joe’s version. We are in love with this Chocolate Hummus dip and think it is a must make!
Chocolate Hummus Ingredients
- Canned Chickpeas
- Avocado or Coconut Oil
- Maple Syrup
- Tahini (or Nut Butter)
- Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder
- Vanilla Extract
- Sea Salt
How to Make Chocolate Hummus that is Smooth
The key to getting chocolate hummus that is smooth is to use oil in the dip! Trader Joe’s uses canola oil, and that is how they get the mixture nice and smooth, but we’ve upgraded to heart healthy avocado oil. If you don’t have avocado oil, coconut oil is the second best choice. We love the addition of avocado oil for some extra healthy fats.
To get a nice smooth hummus, make sure to process or blend it for a few minutes. The chickpea mixture should be smooth before you add the cocoa powder. If it is not smooth, add in a splash or two more oil or even water if you do not want the extra oil.
If the mixture “breaks” after adding in the cocoa powder, you can add in a tablespoon of warm water at a time to the running food processor until it returns to being mostly smooth.
What to Eat with Chocolate Hummus
Fruit is the absolute perfect component to this chocolate hummus. Raspberries and strawberries are both amazing paired with chocolate, but really any fruit will work well here. Banana and apples are also good choices!
Pretzels are also a fan favorite because it adds a touch more of the salty and sweet component. Some plain crackers would also work well here, and graham crackers!
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If you like this healthy dip recipe, check out these others:
- Gluten-Free Edible Cookie Dough Dip
- Healthy Spinach & Artichoke Dip
- Roasted Eggplant Dip
- Jalapeño Popper Dip (Options for Dairy and Dairy-Free)
CHOCOLATE HUMMUS DIP
- 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil or coconut oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons tahini can sub almond butter or peanut butter
- ¼ cup dutch cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- Add chickpeas, oil, maple syrup and tahini to a food processor and process until the chickpeas are smooth, at least 1-2 minutes. Add in cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sea salt and process until the mixture is combined. If the mixture breaks (and gets very grainy), add in a tablespoon of warm water at a time while the food processor is running, until it is smooth again.
- Transfer hummus to a bowl and sprinkle with flaky sea salt, if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate to thicken up and serve when ready. Serve with fresh fruit, crackers, cookies or pretzels.
- Hummus will keep, refrigerated up to 5 days.