Healthy Chocolate Hummus Dip

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.

A bowl of chocolate hummus with food to dip it in.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
A WORD FROM OUR IN HOUSE NUTRITIONIST

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a part of the legume family. They are a rich source of complex carbohydrates, plant-based protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals. They have a low glycemic index which helps regulate blood sugar levels, especially important for those with diabetes. Chickpeas also contain a soluble fiber that is fermented in the colon by beneficial bacteria. Because of this, chickpeas help reduce inflammation in the cell wall of the large intestine and promote a balanced, healthy gut. This highly fibrous food source also helps promote heart health and aids in satiety.

Chickpeas in a food processor.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.

Chocolate hummus in a food processor.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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Chocolate Hummus Dip

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.


Prep Time 10 minutes
Yield 6

Recipe Type: Snack
Difficulty: Easy
Total Time 10 minutes
Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.

Recipe Notes

  1. Hummus will keep, refrigerated up to 5 days.

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May 24, 2020

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  1. Lovely Chocolate Hummus Lexi. I have tried this and it came out so well. Thanks a lot for sharing this lovely recipe with all of us.

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  2. I must admit I was skeptical at first. My son is a law enforcement officer and he shared this recipe, so I made it for him as a treat. WOW!!!! Gave some to my husband on a banana and he loved it too!! I doubled the recipe and Im glad I did as its almost gone. This is definitely my new go to – for everything! Thank you!

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