Dark Chocolate Hummus Recipe



I love how rich and creamy this dark chocolate hummus is! The velvety texture comes from blending white beans with the indulgent flavor of dark chocolate, creating a luscious and irresistible treat. Using white beans ensures a creamy texture that seamlessly combines with the chocolate for pure, creamy chocolate goodness. Whether enjoyed as a dip for fruits, spread on toast, or simply eaten with a spoon, dark chocolate hummus is destined to become the chocolate indulgence you’ll crave!

Why You Will Love Chocolate Hummus

  • Easy To Make: You can whip up this hummus in about 5 minutes. All of the ingredients go in the blender, making it super easy.
  • Simple Ingredients: Chocolate hummus comes together quickly with a few simple ingredients.
  • Chocolate Flavor: This hummus has a rich chocolate flavor.
  • Creamy: This chocolate hummus is creamy and smooth.

What Is Dark Chocolate Hummus?

Dark chocolate hummus tastes like chocolate cake batter or brownie batter. The base of this hummus is cannellini beans. The cocoa powder adds chocolate flavor, and the maple syrup sweetens the hummus. This chocolate hummus is so creamy, delicious, and decadent.

Ingredients Needed For Dark Chocolate Hummus

Ingredients for chocolate hummus
  • Cannellini Beans: Rinse and drain a can of cannellini beans.
  • Cocoa Powder: Use Dutch-processed cocoa powder for a rich chocolate flavor in your hummus.
  • Almond Milk: The milk helps make this hummus the perfect smooth consistency.
  • Maple Syrup: Sweeten this chocolate hummus with maple syrup.
  • Vanilla: Add a splash of vanilla extract for flavor.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the flavors.

The Best Beans To Use For Chocolate Hummus

We made this dark chocolate hummus with white beans. Use cannellini beans or Great Northern beans. White beans have a milder flavor than chickpeas, allowing the chocolate flavor to shine in this hummus. Also, white beans make for a creamy hummus.

How To Make Dark Chocolate Hummus

Step 1: Rinse and drain the cannellini beans.

Step 2: Add the rinsed and drained cannellini beans, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a high-powered blender or food processor. Then, place the lid on the blender or food processor.

Chocolate hummus ingredients in a blender

Step 3: Thoroughly blend all the ingredients until smooth.

Blended dark chocolate hummus in blender

How To Serve

Serve this hummus after making it, or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy it later. When ready to serve, place the hummus in a bowl. We like to dust the top of the hummus with freshly shaved dark chocolate. Some sea salt flakes would be a nice touch, as well.

What To Eat With Dark Chocolate Hummus

There are so many ways to enjoy this dark chocolate hummus! Here are some of our favorites:

  • Fruit: Dip sliced apples, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, or your favorite fruit in this chocolate hummus.
  • Crackers: Enjoy with your favorite crackers, pretzels, or graham crackers. You could even serve it with mini marshmallows and graham crackers for the flavor of s’mores.
  • Banana Bread: Spread some of this hummus on banana bread or your favorite muffins for a burst of chocolate flavor.
  • Pancakes: Add some of this hummus on top of banana pancakes.
  • Bread: Spread this hummus on toasted bread.
  • Crepes: Use this hummus as a crepe filling instead of Nutella.
Chocolate hummus

Expert Tips

  • Use A Blender Or Food Processor: To blend the ingredients and make this hummus, use a high-powered food processor or blender.
  • Rinse and Drain The Beans: Don’t forget to rinse and drain the beans before adding them to the blender or food processor.
  • Use Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder: For this hummus, use Dutch-processed cocoa powder to give it a more smooth, decadent, and rich chocolate flavor.
  • Blend Until Smooth: Thoroughly blend the ingredients until your hummus is smooth, creamy, and well-combined.
  • Sweeten To Taste: Once blended, taste your hummus. Determine if you need to add more maple syrup, depending on how sweet you want your hummus. If you add more sweetener, start by blending in one teaspoon at a time and taste.
  • How To Thin Out Hummus: If your hummus is too thick after blending it, blend in one teaspoon of almond milk at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

How To Store Chocolate Hummus

Store leftover chocolate hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy within 4-5 days.


  • Milk Substitution: We used unsweetened almond milk. Some other options are oat milk, soy milk, 2% milk, or non-fat milk.
  • Add Chocolate Chips: Mix in some mini chocolate chips or shaved chocolate for texture.
  • Coconut Flakes: Add toasted coconut flakes on top for the classic flavor combination of coconut and chocolate.
  • Add Peanut Butter: Blend in some creamy unsalted peanut butter for a chocolate peanut butter flavor. Or, blend in some PBfit or PB2 powdered peanut butter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chocolate Hummus Vegan?

Yes! This homemade dark chocolate hummus is naturally vegan and dairy-free. It consists of plant-based ingredients such as beans and almond milk.

How Long Does Homemade Chocolate Hummus Last?

Keep this homemade chocolate hummus stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will last 4-5 days.

Does Dark Chocolate Hummus Taste Like Hummus?

No! This dark chocolate hummus tastes like a mix between chocolate pudding, chocolate mousse, and chocolate cake batter. The white beans have a mild flavor, so you taste the rich chocolate flavor instead.

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Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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I love how rich and decadent this dark chocolate hummus is! The beans create a smooth, creamy texture and allow the chocolate flavor to shine.

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  • 15.5 oz can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/4 CUP maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Rinse and drain the cannellini beans.
  • Add the rinsed and drained cannellini beans, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a high-powered blender or food processor.
  • Thoroughly blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Enjoy or store the hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


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  • Store leftover dark chocolate hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
  • The calories are based on using maple syrup. This recipe makes 6 servings. Each serving is about 4-5 tablespoons of chocolate hummus.
  • WW Points™: 3 points per serving with maple syrup, 0 points per serving with sugar-free maple syrup
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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories111
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.5g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0.2g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 174mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 22.3g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 6.5g 24%
    • Sugars 8.5g
  • Protein 5g 10%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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