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. (this White Bean Hummus is my favorite!)
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.
When I tried dessert hummus for the first time I noticed it only had a few things.. chickpeas, sugar, some preservatives… etc.
I knew it would be easy enough to make on my own!
Is chocolate hummus healthy?
This chocolate hummus is a healthier version than store bought chocolate hummus. Most store bought hummus has a lot of added sugar, and preservatives.
This recipe is sweetened with just a little bit of maple syrup, and has no preservatives or fillers! Plus it’s made with chickpeas which are high in fiber and great for a source of healthy carbs. It’s also a relatively low carb treat!
Ingredients for chocolate hummus:
To make this chocolate hummus you’ll need:
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!
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.
Substitutions for this Chocolate Hummus Recipe:
These cookies are pretty versatile. Here are a few ways you can customize them!
Collagen: If you don’t have collagen peptides you can make this recipe without it, but it will be lower in protein
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.
Storing/Serving Chocolate Hummus:
Storing: This hummus will last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days (if it lasts that long!)
Serving: I like to serve this hummus with pretzels, graham crackers or fruit like strawberries or apples.
Other healthy chocolate recipes:
There’s nothing better than chocolate! Here are some of our favorite healthier recipes that feature chocolate!
- Healthy Chocolate Truffles
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal
- Healthy Mocha Brownies
- Healthy Chocolate Donuts
Healthy Chocolate Hummus
- 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 processor
- Olive oil -You can sub coconut or avocado oil for olive oil
- Cocoa powder – You can sub cacao powder for cocoa powder
- Collagen – If you don’t have collagen peptides you can make this recipe without it, but it will be lower in protein