Chocolate Hummus

5 portions
5 min

Chocolate… with chickpeas? Yes, believe it or not but it’s absolutely delicious and such a fabulous iron, protein and fiber-filled alternative to the classic store-bought chocolate spread. Both kids and adults will love it on some toast as a little sweet snack and it keeps in the fridge for several days.


Plus it’s so easy, just put all the ingredients in a blender and you are done!!! You will never go back to buying chocolate spread again from the store, and you will feel guilt-free too when eating this one instead. Win-win in my books.


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Recipe details
  • 5  portions
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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Ingredients

  • 1x 15.5oz can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp favourite nut butter (I used hazelnut)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch of salt
Instructions

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust according to your taste with more nut butter, maple syrup or cocoa powder. If you want a softer cream you can also add more water.
It keeps for up to 5 days in the fridge in a closed jar.
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  • It keeps for up to 5 days in the fridge in a closed jar.
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Comments
  • Jim Jim on Dec 18, 2021

    Looks a lot like Nutella, probably better for you also.

    • This Italian Family This Italian Family on Dec 20, 2021

      Yes it's a healthier Nutella substitute, with added nutrients like protein and iron. It's less nutty though. Hope you enjoy it.

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