Trying to create a chocolate hummus dessert dip recipe was a stretch for me. I was totally against chocolate hummus at first.
Chocolate beans just did not sound like it would ever do it for me. I finally found the perfect chocolate hummus, after experimenting a few times to get the right texture and consistency.
This chocolate hummus dessert dip recipe is allergy friendly being dairy, gluten and nut free! I paired it with berries and lentil chips to get a sweet and salty pairing. Quality maple syrup, vanilla extract and cocoa powder is essential. These are three baking staples are something not to skimp on especially when trying to make beans a dessert. You can even throw in a few chocolate chips or a Tbsp or two of nut butter or coconut flakes.
I personally use this snack as a treat snack or an after-dinner dessert option. It’s easy to portion and pair fruit with making it a nutrient dense option. Try it out! What have you got to lose?
Looking for other ideas on healthy desserts? Check out my blog about healthy sweet treats.
Chocolate Hummus Dessert Dip Nutrition Info:
Garbanzo Beans: Garbanzo beans are high in protein, fiber and micronutrients! These beans are a great vegetarian protein source and with extra fiber can help keep you full and satisfied.
Cocoa Powder: Researched health benefits of cocoa include decreased inflammation, improved heart and brain health, blood sugar and weight control and healthy teeth and skin.
Pro Tip: If you soak beans with added sodium for about 10 minutes, and then rinse them through a colander, you will remove about 30% of the sodium.
Rinsing beans is thought to remove raffinose, a sugar that causes flatulence. That should be reason enough on its own for washing canned beans.
Full disclosure: Enjoy Life sponsored the lentil chips and they were delicious!