Looking for an easy plant based fruit dip recipe? This Vegan Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hummus is super rich, creamy, nutty, and oh so chocolatey. We know the idea of chocolate hummus sounds heckn' weird. But, we promise this fruit dip tastes nothing like beans and everything like awesomeness!
Did we just say Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hummus?!
Okay, yes, a dark chocolate hummus recipe sounds so weird, and we don't doubt you're very skeptical to try it out. We thought the very same thing when trying to figure out a plant based fruit dip recipe. However, after seeing someone with chocolate hummus in their cart at the grocery store and doing a quick google search, we realized this is a fairly common treat. If you really think about it, the only weird ingredient in chocolate hummus is the chickpeas. After all, we aren't out here trying to add garlic and tahini to a sweet treat. That would be savage. So please trust us on this one and give it a try! You won't notice a weird taste. If anything, it's the texture that may throw you off at first.
Tips, tricks and modifications
This recipe is best made using a high power blender. However, a food processor will also do the trick. We used a ninja bullet for this recipe and it made for a very smooth and creamy texture! If you choose to use a food processor please note that the texture may be a little more on the grainer side.
RINSE the heck out of the chickpeas. Do not be shy on rinsing these as we don't want chickpea flavoured chocolate hummus! This is especially important if you are using canned chickpeas. Get that slimy chickpea flavoured goop far away from this recipe!
Use any nut butter of your choosing. We prefer regular smooth peanut butter. However, you are welcome to try this recipe with almond butter, or chunky peanut butter.
Use any dairy free milk of your choosing. Almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, etc... Any will do the trick. Though, keep in mind some types of dairy free milk, such as coconut milk, may alter the flavour of your hummus.
Don't skip the sweetener. The maple syrup in this recipe is paramount to a great tasting hummus. Leaving this ingredient out will not only change the flavour drastically but also the texture.
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Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hummus
- Blender or food processor
- 540 mL Canned Chickpeas thuroughly drained and washed
- 2 tablespoon Cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoon Maple syrup
- ½ cup Almond milk
- 2 tablespoon Peanut butter
- Dark Chocolate Chips Optional (to top)
- Drain and thuroughly wash your chickpeas. We don't want any of the chickpea flavoured syrup in the hummus.
- In a blender or food processor add chickpeas, cocoa powder, maple syrup and almond milk. Blend on high until smooth. You may need to stir in between to break up large clumps of chickpeas. If the mixture is too dry add 1-2 tablespoons more of almond milk.
- Once the mixture has become very smooth and creamy pour into serving bowl scraping down sides of blender or food processor with a spatula.
- Gently swirl in the peanut butter and top with dark chocolate chips (optional). Serve with Strawberries, mango, apples, pretzels, etc.