This Healthy Chocolate Hummus is great for a lighter dessert! Packed with protein and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup – it’s a delicious treat! This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.
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Healthy Chocolate Hummus. Yes, you read that right. Dessert hummus IS a thing… and if you haven’t tried it… well I’m about to throw a game changer at you. Not only is dessert hummus a thing, it’s a very delicious thing.. and easy to make at home thanks to this Healthy Chocolate Hummus recipe!
Now listen, if you’re reading this and going… ‘Uh.. dessert hummus? No thanks, hummus is meant to be savory’ I understand you. Had you talked to me a few months ago I probably would’ve said the same exact thing. That was before I tried dark chocolate hummus.
A few months ago I was away for the weekend with friends when someone brought out dessert hummus. I was skeptical, but intrigued at the same time. After one little scoop on a pretzel I was hooked. Annnd the entire container was gone relatively shortly after. When I looked at the ingredients, it only had a few things.. chickpeas, sugar, some preservatives… etc. I decided that with a few simple swaps (and one of my favorite additions) I could totally make this on my own (and make it even better!)
Hummus is already a pretty awesome protein packed condiment/snacking option. But when you add Vital Protein’s Collagen to it, it gets an even bigger protein boost! Add in some healthy fats from olive oil, sub sugar for pure maple syrup… you’ve got somethin’ goooood.
If you don’t know this already, I use Vital Protein’s Collagen every day. It has so many benefits (you can read all about them here), and it’s so easy to mix in basically anything! I put it in my coffee every day, but I like putting it in other things like soups, oatmeal, and drinks whenever I can. It has no flavor or taste, so it was perfect to add in this ‘dessert’ treat (why not get a little more protein in your dessert?!) These are the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides I use.
The only bad thing about this healthy chocolate hummus is that it is really delicious, and extremely addicting. It’s meant to serve four… but it could probably serve one or two… depending on the day. I know I had to stop myself from eating the whole bowl of it! I recommend pairing it with berries, pretzels or even graham crackers.
Things we used for this recipe:
Healthy Chocolate Hummus
- 15 oz can chickpeas drained + rinsed
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp Vital Proteins Collagen
In a food processor, pulse chickpeas, olive oil and water until smooth.
Slowly add in maple syrup, cocoa powder + sea salt. Pulse until combined and smooth.
Note: You may need to add just a touch more water depending on the strength of your food
You may need to add just a touch more water depending on the strength of your food processor. If you find the hummus is not getting smooth, slowly add more water in 1/2 tbsp increments
You can get the nutrition facts for this recipe here.