Chocolate Hummus is a trendy new dessert that has become popular over the last few years. I was actually surprised how many people said they had never heard of it, because its really picking up steam! I've been resistant to try it, I was perfectly fine with my savory hummus, until recently when a foodie friend of mine with very similar food loves said she was obsessed. That convinced me, and so the recipe was created!
A few notes on how my recipe is different:
No refined sugars, I use 100% pure maple syrup to sweeten. When I say maple syrup, I never mean Mrs. Butterworths. We want the good stuff, with no added ingredients.
Unrefined coconut oil instead of vegetable oils. I love the way the flavor pairs with chocolate, but if you have an allergy you can swap it for avocado oil.
Navy beans were swapped for the more traditional garbanzo bean that is typically found in hummus. I know, I know, "Should she even be calling it hummus then?!" Well, I am. The reason I swapped the beans out was because I think if you're going to make frosting out of beans it better be super smooth, and no matter how hard I've tried, even the powerful Vitamix blender can't get garbanzo beans super smooth. You can use canned beans, but make sure to rinse them well and adjust the salt. Another key to making this super smooth is warming up the beans before you blend. This is an extra step but trust me, you'll be much happier with the result.
Cacao Powder instead of chocolate powder. I just like cacao... and to be honest it is all we have in the house. I think this has a stronger flavor, and definitely has more nutritional value. If you're interested in read more about that, here is a great article from Thrive Market. We love Thrive Market, its an online health food store with some really low prices. You can save 25% off your first order using this link.
Any recipe that is quick and easy, is a good recipe for our family. This was one that I was able to include our toddler in, and she was thrilled with the result. I challenge you to share it without telling your family what it is. My mom thought it was chocolate frosting, and it really does taste similar.
1 cup White Beans
2 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1/3 cup Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Organic Cacao Powder
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Warm beans on stovetop or in microwave. This is a key step in making your hummus super smooth. I like to use navy beans, but you can use whatever white beans you prefer.
Dump all ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor.
Pulse blender or food processor until smooth. If you have any issues with your blender or food processor blending, add a splash of water.
Once your mixture is smooth, process again! Seriously. You want your hummus to be super smooth.
Spoon your super smooth Chocolate Hummus into a container. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled.
Serve with cut fruit or just eat it off a spoon!