Brownie Batter Hummus

Made with all pantry staples, this 10 minute brownie batter hummus is perfect for satisfying your chocolate cravings without all the guilt. So easy to make and completely irresistible! Gluten free & vegan.

A white bowl filled with Brownie Batter Hummus with strawberries in the background.

Yes, we are totally putting chickpeas in our dessert today and while it may sound a little bizarre, I promise that you’re gonna love it. 

Perfectly creamy in texture, packed with chocolate flavor and studded with chocolate chips, this dessert-style hummus is an addicting healthier treat!

So, what does brownie batter hummus taste like exactly? It’s lightly sweet, filled with chocolate goodness and has a sort of velvety texture from some almond butter and almond milk. It’s kinda like a chocolate fruit dip but with a slightly thicker consistency. 

You can eat it straight from the bowl with a spoon, smeared onto a cracker or paired with your favorite fresh fruit. Seriously, you cannot go wrong.

Added bonus? It’s way cheaper to make than to buy from the store. About a year or so ago our local grocer started carrying a few flavors of dessert hummus, but they’re close to seven dollars (!!) for one tiny little container. Yowza. 

So save yourself some moola and make it yourself instead!

Pssst. Love the idea of chickpeas in dessert? Then you should also check out this peanut butter cookie dough dessert hummus. I can’t decide which flavor I like better.

Small bowls filled with chickpeas, almond butter, chocolate chips and cocoa powder.

How To Make Chocolate Hummus 

Now, this simple recipe couldn’t be easier to whip up and takes 10 minutes or less of your time. Here’s how it goes down.

Add ingredients to a food processor. We’ll dump some chickpeas, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, almond butter, salt, almond milk and vanilla into the bowl of a food processor.

Process until smooth. It all gets blended for about 1 minute, or until the mixture is nice and velvety in consistency. 

Fold in chocolate chips. We’ll transfer the hummus to a container and then fold in some chocolate chips for crunch. 

Chill in the fridge. Finally, we pop the hummus in the fridge to chill for at least several hours (but preferably overnight) until the flavors have melded and gotten all groovy together. 

And then, we dip! 

A food processor with all the ingredients for Brownie Hummus and then again with it all blended.

What To Serve With Brownie Hummus 

Here are a few of my favorite pairings:

  • graham crackers or other crispy-style cookies 
  • cinnamon pita chips or plain pita chips 
  • plain crackers 
  • pretzels 
  • fresh fruit – I find whole strawberries and apple slices are the easiest to dip
  • toasted bread – the hummus makes for a delicious spread

But you can absolutely get creative and serve this with whatever you like (or, um, just eat with a spoon).

A white bowl filled with Brownie Batter Dip with graham crackers to the side.

A white bowl filled with Chocolate Hummus with a strawberry in the dish.

Tips & Tricks For This Brownie Batter Hummus

  1. DO NOT skip the chill time for the hummus. And preferably, let it hang out overnight in the fridge before enjoying. The flavors really meld during this time and the taste goes from good to great. So no skipping! 
  2. You could absolutely use a different nut or seed butter in place of the almond butter. Cashew, peanut and / or sunflower will all work, just keep in mind that the taste will change slightly if you do this. Additionally, you may need to add more milk depending on how thick the nut butter is to achieve the desired consistency for the hummus. 
  3. Along those lines, you can use another milk of choice in place of the almond milk. 
  4. You can substitute lightly packed brown sugar for the coconut sugar.
  5. If you are dairy free or vegan, please be sure to check the ingredients on your chocolate chips. I personally use the Enjoy Life Brand to keep this dairy free (<— not sponsored, just what I love and use). 
  6. And finally, go for the best quality cocoa powder that you can, as you absolutely taste it in the final dish. Some of the lower quality brands can have a bitter aftertaste, which will reflect in the hummus.

How To Store

Chocolate hummus will keep for about 5 to 7 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

A white bowl filled with Brownie Batter Hummus with a gold spoon in the dish.

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Brownie Batter Hummus

Brownie Batter Hummus

Yield: about 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Made with all pantry staples, this 10 minute brownie batter hummus is perfect for satisfying your chocolate cravings without all the guilt! So easy to make and completely irresistible! Gluten free & vegan!

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons natural almond butter*
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (or ⅓ cup regular or dark chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Add the chickpeas, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, almond butter, salt, almond milk and vanilla extract to the bowl of a food processor. Process for about 1 minute, stopping once halfway through to scrape down the bowl, until the hummus is nice and smooth. {If you need to thin out the hummus, add a splash of almond milk and process again - the hummus will thicken slightly as it chills in the fridge, so add more milk if you think it’s already too thick!}
  2. Transfer to an airtight container, fold in the chocolate chips, then chill covered in the refrigerator for at least several hours (but preferably overnight). Serve as desired! 

Notes

*You ideally want to use an almond butter that is nice and drippy in consistency (the one I use also only has one ingredient - almonds!). If yours is thicker, you may have to add in additional milk to achieve the desired consistency for the hummus.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 175mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 14g Protein: 4g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.