This Brownie Batter Hummus recipe is a black bean hummus! It's a simple recipe that is both a healthy dessert AND a sweet treat to satisfy your sweet tooth!
The first time I tried dessert hummus, I was highly skeptical. I mean, it was effectively beans with chocolate. How in the world could it be good when it has a lot of the same ingredients as a traditional hummus recipe?
I was shocked that it tasted just like creamy chocolate! I loved it SO much that I ate half of the container and almost an entire box of strawberries. Savory hummus has always been a staple for me, and now, I have chocolate hummus dip for my sweet tooth!
Hummus is getting a little pricey at the grocery store , but luckily, it's crazy easy to make at home! This sweet hummus recipe combines black beans, tahini, cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla extract and (optional) mini chocolate chips.
So, what does this brownie batter hummus taste like? It has a brownie batter taste, kind of like your favorite black bean brownies! It's a smooth, creamy chocolate dip that can be served as an appetizer or a great snack with your favorite fruit.
You will need the following ingredients to make this dessert hummus recipe:
- Black beans- I chose to use black beans due to their mild flavor. If you prefer a more authentic hummus you can substitute with drained chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Using chickpeas will create a thicker texture.
- Tahini: A classic ingredient in hummus but, it can be expensive and hard to find. If you’re unable to find tahini, you can substitute with any nut butter you prefer. Almond butter works great! Substitute peanut butter for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus recipe. Just keep in mind whatever nut butter you choose will change the flavor of the hummus.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder- feel free to sub with dark chocolate cocoa powder if you prefer
- Maple syrup: You can substitute with honey or agave nectar if you prefer. I would not sub with any granulated sugar or alternative sugars like coconut sugar to avoid a grainy hummus
- Vanilla extract
- Mini chocolate chips: This is optional, but gives this chocolate hummus an extra boost of texture, chocolate flavor, and fun
What do I serve with this Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus?
I know you're probably wondering what to dip in chocolate hummus. This chocolate hummus is a delicious dessert dip that goes with a variety of snacks. Serve it along with chips or pretzels for a sweet and salty combo.
I like to dip my favorite fresh fruit! I like to use strawberries, apple slices, banana slices or banana chips, mango, or pear slices. It also goes great with animal crackers, graham crackers, cinnamon pita chips, or shortbread cookies. Use your imagination and dip whatever you like!
How long does homemade hummus keep?
You can store this homemade dessert hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days, or freeze for up to 2 months.
Do I need a food processor to make this hummus recipe?
I recommend using a food processor or high-speed blender like a BlendTec or Vitamix to ensure a smooth and creamy consistency for this hummus dip, especially if you are using chickpeas. If you make the chocolate hummus as written with the canned black beans they tend to blend up a bit easier so you might be successful using a regular or less powerful blender.
- 1 (15 ounce/425 g) can black beans, drained
- ¼ cup (60 g) tahini
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup (113 g) maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup (80 g) mini chocolate chips (optional)
- Optional topping: a pinch of sea salt
- Add the drained black beans, tahini, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender.
- Blend or pulse until the ingredients are well-combined and the mixture is smooth.
- Stir in the mini chocolate chips and top with (optional) sea salt.
- Allow to chill for 1 hour.
- Serve with graham crackers, animal crackers, cookies, or fresh fruit.