This is what happens when a beautiful chocolate brownie and a handsome can of chickpeas have a secret love child......Yes it's Dessert Chocolate Hummus....Yes it is amazingly delicious....And yes dessert hummus is a thing!
It's only Dessert Chocolate Hummus! The two loves of my life, chocolate and chickpeas, combined in a blissful and extremely delicious union. This is what I was trying to make when I accidentally ended up with my Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Fudge Tart last week.
A HAPPY ACCIDENT
I was trialling the recipe and added coconut oil to the chocolate hummus without thinking about what would happen to it when it went in the fridge.
The next day I wanted to eat some and found that it had set up overnight and was sliceable rather than dip-able like hummus should be. I instantly realized that it would make an amazing tart filling and well, you know the rest of the story.
Recipe trials continued on the Dessert Chocolate Hummus and the result is this wonderfully rich, chocolatey multi-purpose dip/spread.
PERFECT WITH PRETZELS
This Dessert Chocolate Hummus is extremely versatile. It is wonderful as a dip.
My favourite dippers are pretzels. There is just something about the combination of crunchy, salty pretzels and the cool, soft, extra chocolatey hummus. It is magic.
We all know that salted chocolate is great, but this combo is even better and I found the most perfect pretzels for the job. I hope they are available where you are because they are just the best dippers for this hummus. They are called Neal Brothers Organic Pretzel Rods and they are extra thick and sturdy so there will be no breakages in your hummus.
Aren't bits falling off and into the hummus annoying? Especially when you are sharing with other people?! (I am not affiliated with Neal Brother's in anyway and haven't been paid to say this, I just love their product as a partner with this hummus :O)
MORE WAYS TO SERVE DESSERT CHOCOLATE HUMMUS
Other fabulous dessert hummus dippers asides from pretzels are:
- pita chips
- Digestive biscuits
- toast fingers
- fruit (in particular strawberries, apple slices and banana - try frozen banana!)
Using fruit is a wonderful way to get healthy stuff into your children without an argument!
Try it in a banana sandwich too. Spread two slices of bread generously with it, add lots of sliced banana, sandwich it all together and hey presto, you have a Brownie Batter Hummus and banana sandwich.
Children would go wild for them, as would I....... ????
Once of the most interesting ways to use this hummus is as a frosting on cakes, brownies and cupcakes. It's so much healthier and much lower in fat than regular frosting and tastes just as good.
You can also use it as a pancake or waffle topping either as it is, or dilute it slightly with a bit of non-dairy milk then warm it gently to make an easy chocolate sauce. So yum!
PERFECT FOR PARTIES
This Chocolate Hummus is fabulous for dessert or snacks and would be awesome at parties and pot-lucks too.
My Chocolate Hummus isn't as healthy as regular hummus because it is loaded with chocolate, but it is still high in protein and fibre, fairly low in fat and is a much better alternative than many other chocolate dips out there.
Remember though that it is a dessert so moderation is key. Don't eat it every day for a week like I did...........Just saying.....
Oh and if you love it be sure to check out my Snickerdoodle Dessert Hummus too!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
If you make this super-duper Chocolate Hummus or any of my other recipes then please let me know what you think in the comments below. I love to get your feedback. Share your pics on Instagram too. I am @avirtualvegan and it's best to use the hashtag #avirtualvegan as it makes sure that I won't miss them. I love to see your version of my recipes!
AND HERE'S HOW TO MAKE DESSERT HUMMUS STEP BY STEP
It is so easy to make. Throw everything in a food processor or powerful blender and process until smooth. It takes minutes.
Dessert Chocolate Hummus
- 2 cups | 1 540ml can cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed well
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- ½ cup | 100g chocolate chips I like to use semi-sweet but you can use whatever you have
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons | 6 tablespoons maple syrup see recipe note
- ¼ - ¾ cup | 4 - 12 tablespoons non-dairy milk , add as much milk as necessary to get it to the texture you like.
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Add all of the ingredients except the milk to a food processor or high powered blender.
- Process until everything is broken down then start adding the milk gradually while blending. Add as much as you need to get the consistency that is right for you. I used ¼ cup but you might prefer slightly more or less. Keep blending until it is completely smooth.
- Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
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