Good Health Cooking: Fudgy Chocolate Hummus

Grab some sliced apples, strawberries, pretzels, or a spoon because this Fudgy Chocolate Hummus is the snack you didn’t know you were missing! 

Every afternoon my daughters climb down the steps when the green light on their alarm clock signals ‘rest time’ is over.  And every day, like clockwork, I hear this simple request, “Can I have a snack? With chocolate?”  

The first time I saw chocolate hummus in the refrigerated section of my grocery store I was a little bit skeptical…chocolate + hummus?  It didn’t sound like a winning combination. 

But, once I got curious enough to try it out, I was hooked. And, my family was, too!  In fact, this Fudgy Chocolate Hummus recipe is one of the most requested recipes in our house and for good reason!

Traditional hummus is rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, making it a great dip or spread. But a lot of dessert versions out there use excessive amounts of sugar.  This Fudgy Chocolate Hummus is perfectly sweet without overwhelming your taste buds or spiking your blood glucose.  

Softened dates are the primary sweetener, also adding some fiber and minerals for nutritional benefits. Along with the combination of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), almond butter, cocoa powder, and a splash of almond milk, each serving of Fudgy Chocolate Hummus has 3 grams each of protein and fiber and no more than 2 grams of added sugar.

If you need a new idea for afternoon snack time, want a little ‘something’ sweet after lunch or dinner, or just love all things chocolate and never pass by a healthier chocolate recipe, give this one a try!  

Maybe Fudgy Chocolate Hummus will become a requested recipe in your home, too!  

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Fudgy Chocolate Hummus (low added sugar)

Ingredients

15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

4 large Medjool dates, pits removed

1tbsp vanilla extract

⅛ tsp kosher salt

2 tbsp creamy almond butter, no salt added

5 tbsp almond milk, unsweet

½ tbsp coconut oil, unrefined

1 tbsp + 1 tsp honey (or preferred liquid sweetener)

Directions

In a small bowl, place pitted dates and cover with water. Microwave for 1 minute (or allow dates to steep in hot water for 10 minutes to soften).

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Puree for 30 seconds and then scrape down the sides. Repeat this process 2 or 3 more times or until hummus meets preferred texture.

Serve with sliced apples, strawberries, pretzels or eat by the spoonful!

Tips & Tricks

  • If chocolate hummus is too stiff, add almond milk in 1/2-1 tbsp increments until preferred texture.
  • Some dates are plump and others are smaller, choose the large ones for this recipe or add 1-2 extra if they are small.  Medjool dates work best.

Grab the printable recipe for Fudgy Chocolate Hummus here.

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