Chocolate & Peanut Butter Hummus

You are going to flip over our Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus! So will your guests, kids and grandkids.  Chocolate hummus on its own is so indulgent and peanut butter hummus has the creamy nutty flavor we all love - so you can only imagine how great putting them both together is.

Here’s the deal.  You could describe this hummus by calling it a  chocolate hummus, peanut butter hummus, or dessert hummus. You could also call it divine, indulgent, delectable, easy, and tasty! Bottom line is, if you like a semi-sweet taste of good chocolate and the rich creamy flavor of peanut butter, this flavor of hummus is definitely for you. Especially if Reese’s ranks among your favorite treats.

We have served this amazing Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus for breakfast with toast which translates to starting your day with protein and fiber.  We say,” move over chocolate toast spreads”, we are bringing ‘in it!  This hummus recipe is much better than sitting down to a bowl of breakfast cereal, and a nice change up if you ask us.  We have also served this chocolate hummus with fruit as a light dinner dessert, and it was amazing!  We also need to mention, kids like this peanut butter hummus on celery sticks too!

We are currently participating in a worldwide celebration of pulse crops this year, so let’s share a little garbanzo bean nutrition with you. These little beans pack a punch when it comes to being loaded with protein, fiber, iron, and antioxidants. Well, if that is enough said to get you started, then please join us.  Get on board and try to serve these little super-foods once or twice each week. We will keep posting a variety of recipes to share with you. We want you to have the best products and resources available when you spend your valuable time in the kitchen.

This hummus could literally be called chocolate hummus or peanut butter hummus because the flavors are so good together and neither flavor takes over the other.  Just serve it to the kids or your friends and ask them. . . they will be honest!

Toast and fruit pair so easily with this Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus and you are going to love the dark chocolate color.  What a great contrast to your favorite sliced fruits!  Keep toothpicks handy for the fruit and don’t be afraid to serve up this delicious dessert hummus for your next gathering.

chocolate hummus recipe

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Hummus

 Prep Time 5 Minutes
Total Time 65 Minutes
Ingredients 8
Servings 1 Pint

Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus Ingredients

  • 3 cups water 
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (or equivalent sugar substitute)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup dried chickpeas
  • 1 3/4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

How to Make Hummus

  1. Soak garbanzo beans overnight
  2. Rinse and discard water, place beans in a pot, cover with 3 cups of water and bring to boil for sixty minutes or until done.
  3. Drain and set aside cooking water, rinse under cold water for 2 minutes. For tips on extra creamy hummus please see the tip below.
  4. Place sesame seeds and olive oil in your food processor and process until smooth.
  5. Add garbanzo beans and blend in your food processor, you may gradually add some of reserved cooking water until the hummus reaches your preferred consistency.
  6. Add seasonings from kit and process until well mixed.
  7. Add peanut butter, cocoa, sugar, vanilla and salt, and process.
  8. Scrape sides and process again until smooth.
  9. Enjoy! 

Hummus Making Tip:  Making this hummus recipe calls for spreadable smoothness.  This begins with removing as many of the skins as you can.  For Step #3, we place the beans in a colander (saving the cooking water of course) and begin to rinse the beans under cool water.  We rinse our beans using our water spray unit holding it close to the beans and gently use a wooden spoon to turn the beans.  The bean temperature change encourages the majority of the skins to loosen and fall off.  Then we place the skins on a sheet pan, spread them out, pick out the loose skins and dispose of them, and continue with Step #4 to the end of the recipe.

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