A decadent dessert hummus that's good for you, too!
Get ready to elevate your hummus game to a whole new level with this Chocolate Hummus Fruit Dip! Yes, you read that correctly: We paired chocolate and hummus, putting a sweet spin on this classic Mediterranean staple. The result will blow your taste buds away! Traditional hummus recipes are made with garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, and salt to create creamy puree that tastes wonderful as a pita spread or veggie dip. But we found that you don’t have to take the traditional route when making hummus. So why not make a sweet version for dessert?
We’re Taking Hummus To The Next Level
We decided to shake things up and create a hummus to falls under the dessert category. This chocolate hummus fruit dip makes the perfect sweet treat for parties and gatherings. Not to mention it satisfies your sweet tooth and gives you your chocolate fix while hooking you up with lots of feel-good vitamins and nutrients.
A Guilt-Free Chocolate Dip
Most hummus recipes pair well with veggies or pita bread, but our chocolate hummus works with many different accompaniments. We love serving it with salty pretzels, sliced fruit, and graham crackers. Unconventional? Maybe, but it’s more similar to chocolate fondue than traditional hummus, only guilt-free and good for you.
Here, chickpeas team up with creamy tahini, maple syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. As a result, you get a rich, chocolatey dip that’s good enough to enjoy with a spoon.
What Goes Into Chocolate Hummus Fruit Dip?
Our chocolate hummus dip is vegan, plant-based, and totally dairy-free, so it fits in with almost any diet. It calls for just a few simple ingredients that nourish your body and won’t break your budget. Garbanzo beans account for the bulk of this recipe. This star ingredient can help control blood sugar, boost your digestion, lower cholesterol, and it may lower your risk of cancer.
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The other ingredients in this dessert hummus also have impressive nutritional profiles. For example, tahini carries a great deal of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. At the same time, it offers antibacterial properties and anti-inflammatory compounds, keeping your immune system at its best.
Finally, unsweetened cacao doesn’t just give your food that rich, chocolatey flavor. In fact, cacao is a powerful superfood because it contains a boatload of antioxidants and immune-boosting benefits.
The bottom line? This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while boosting your health. What more could you ask for?
How to Make Chocolate Hummus Fruit Dip
Our decadent dessert hummus is a snap to make. Simply combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. That’s all there is to it! Serve it with pretzels, crackers, or fresh fruit like sliced pineapple, cantaloupe, banana, or strawberries.
This healthy dessert spread will seriously change your hummus game and satisfy your sweet cravings without wrecking your diet. We hope you enjoy!
Chocolate Hummus Fruit Dip
- 1 1/2 cups garbanzo beans canned, drained
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (more if a richer chocolate is desired)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick add warm water one teaspoon at a time.
- Serve with desired fresh fruit, pretzels, or graham crackers.
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