$2.74 Recipe | $0.17 Serving
Buying dessert hummus at the grocery store can cost anywhere from $3-$6 per cup! This Brownie Batter Dark Chocolate Hummus is quick to make, rich in flavor and makes a perfect nutrient dense healthy snack!
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What Does Dessert Hummus Taste Like?
Dessert hummus is unlike the savory varieties you might be used to. There is a slight bitter bite to this hummus from the chickpeas and tahini until you add in the sweetness of the brown sugar and maple syrup.
The end result is a decadent, rich tasting chocolate dip really resembles a brownie batter dip. Perfect for dipping.
Ingredients in Dark Chocolate Hummus
Garbanzo Beans: Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, can be found along with the rest of the canned beans at any grocery store. When preparing them, make sure to rise well.
If you want a creamier hummus, remove some or most of the skins by pinching the beans lightly between two fingers. (Some brands come off easier. The Aldi National Brand beans have skins that will flake right off when rinsing, and just takes a few minutes of swishing around to remove the skins!) If you don’t want to spend the time doing it, the skins are totally edible and don’t have to be removed.
Cocoa Powder: For this brownie batter hummus, you can use regular cocoa powder or dutch processed.
Brown Sugar & Maple Syrup: The sweetened is a must in this recipe, The brown sugar adds the perfect flavor to really make this hummus taste like brownie batter, while the maple syrup adds liquid sweetness which doubles as a thinning agent.
Tahini: Tahini is toasted sesame seed paste. It resembles a natural peanut butter consistency, with the oil on top that needs to be mixed in. You can find it in jars in the ethnic foods section of your local grocery store.
Feel free to substitute any nut or seed butter in place of the tahini if you don’t have it or want to reduce the cost of this recipe even more!
Milk: Feel free to use any variety milk you would like here. I used regular 2% in this recipe, but have used almond and oat milk with no variations in the final product.
Mini Chocolate Chips
How to Make Brownie Batter Dark Chocolate Hummus
1.Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans. If you want a creamier texture, remove the skins from some or all of the beans.
To remove the skins, place a bean between two fingers and add slight pressure, moving your fingers to the end of the beans. It should slide right off. (Removing the skins is NOT required. They are totally edible and if you don’t have time to remove them, your chocolate hummus will still taste amazing.
2. Add the beans, light brown sugar, cocoa powder, tahini, maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of the milk and vanilla extract to a food processor. My Cuisinart 9-cup processor was the perfect size for this.
3. Turn the processor on and let it run until smooth. Stop the processor every 30-60 seconds to scrape down the sides so that everything mixes together well. Process for 2-3 minutes until it is the consistency you desire. If the mixture seems too thick, add an additional 1 tbsp of milk while the processor is running.
4. Once the chocolate dip is creamy and smooth, fold in the mini chocolate chips.
What Do You Dip In Chocolate Dessert Hummus?
The possibilities are endless, but for some delicious and healthy snack ideas, try some of these:
- Serve as a fruit dip with strawberries, bananas, apples or pears
- Spread on top of Graham crackers
- Use as a dip for pretzels- the salty sweet combo is perfect!
- Spread on toasted hearty whole grain bread for a yummy breakfast.
- Freeze in 1 tablespoon balls for a delicious frozen treat!
Tips, Tricks, and FAQs for Healthy Brownie Batter Dip
Have some questions about this recipe? Let’s see if I can answer them here!
Is Dessert Hummus Vegan?
As long as you use plant based milk instead of regular milk. and dairy-free chocolate chips this recipe is fully customizable to fit a vegan (or dairy free) diet.
Adjusting the Texture
If the hummus is too thick: Add extra milk as you are processing it, just a tablespoon at a time.
If the hummus is too runny: If you overdid it a little with the liquid, don’t worry too much. The hummus will become thicker as it sits and cools in the refrigerator. The heat from the processor can make the consistency a bit runny at first.
If you want an extra creamy hummus: Whether you enjoy creaminess or you have kiddos who are sensitive to textures, this can be as creamy as you want to take the time to make it. Take a few extra minutes to remove the skins from the garbanzo beans for a super creamy dark chocolate dip!
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Brownie Batter Dark Chocolate Hummus
- Food Processor
- 1 can 14 oz can garbanzo beans also known as chickpeas
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder can use regular or dutch processed
- 1/4 cup tahini sesame seed paste. Or substitute with another nut or seed butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp milk may need an extra tbsp to thin out
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- Add all ingredients(beans, brown sugar, cocoa powder, tahini, maple syrup, 2 tbsp milk, vanilla extract) EXCEPT for the mini chocolate chips to a food processor.
- Process until smooth for about 2-3 minutes. Add the additional tablespoon of milk if the mixture seems too thick.
- Once smooth, fold in the mini chocolate chips.
- Store brownie batter hummus in the refrigerator in a covered container for 5-7 days.
- Nutrition facts are an estimate.
- Recipe Cost is an estimate using the cost of the ingredients at time of purchase.
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