Chocolate Peanut Dessert Hummus is an easy and delicious way to satisfy your sweet cravings. Serve with fruit, graham crackers, and cinnamon chips for dessert or afternoon snack.
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Whether or not you like traditional hummus made with garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), dessert hummus is something you may want to try. I’m not gonna lie and tell you it tastes like a super sweet dessert, but it’s a fun way to get some added nutrition into your end-of-meal treat, especially when you pair it with fruit.
If you’re looking for a lighter dessert, lower in added sugars and fat, my Chocolate Peanut Dessert Hummus is an easy and delicious solution. I served this dessert dip to my family recently and they loved it! Little did they know there were beans inside (I’m not into hiding veggies from my kids, so I did tell them afterward and they thought that was so cool!).
What’s In Dessert Hummus
Many dessert hummus recipes are made using a base of chickpeas, like traditional hummus, but a variety of beans can be used. To make this Chocolate Peanut Dessert Hummus I use black beans, pitted prunes (aka dried plums), and unsweetened cocoa powder. To keep the calories and fat lower, I use peanut butter powder in place of peanut butter (60 calories & 1.5 g total fat VS 210 calories & 16 g fat per 2 Tablespoons, respectively). I add a minimal amount of added sugar to this recipe, but if it’s not sweet enough for you, feel free to add more.
I like to serve dessert hummus with fruit, graham crackers, mini popcorn cakes, cinnamon pita chips, and rice crackers. If you want to get more elaborate, you can spread the hummus between two cookies to make sandwich cookies too!
Check out the recipe below and give it a try for Valentine’s Day, your next family gathering, or just make a batch with the kids for a fun afternoon activity! And if you’re looking for a more decadent chocolate peanut combo, try these Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles!
- One 15-ounce can no-salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 1/2 ounces pitted prunes
- 1/3 cup light coconut milk
- 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons peanut powder
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients, scraping down sides as needed. Transfer to a bowl and chill for 30 minutes.
- Serve with fresh fruit, pretzels, graham crackers, rice cakes and/or cinnamon pita chips.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 49mg Carbohydrates: 14g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g