Who loves chocolate hummus? We are big fans over here. Chocolate hummus makes a great healthy dessert or an easy snack option served with your favorite fruit.
Store bought chocolate hummus is delicious too but comes with more sugar than I want and industrial seed oils like canola, sunflower, or soy which we do our best to minimize when we can.
I use cannellini beans in this recipe verse chickpeas which is in traditional hummus because of the texture and taste. Cannellini beans have a softer skin which makes the hummus smoother and a more mild taste than chickpeas. If you don’t have cannellini beans on hand, you can definitely substitute for chickpeas.
This recipe is super easy and a great one to have your kids help make. If your kids aren’t fans of beans yet, like mine, having them help you make it, is a way to expose them to beans in a fun, no pressure environment. After we make the recipe together, we taste test it, and rate it from 1 to 10. This is a fun game to play every time you try a new food as a family. My girls will remind me to play the “Rate-it” game when I forget. They are always keeping me on my toes. Gives this a try and let me know how it goes!
1 15 oz can cannellini beans
3 tablespoons almond butter, salted (or nut butter of choice)
¼ cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
Apples, bananas, strawberries and or pears for dipping
Can opener (if required)
Food processor or blender
Cutting board and child friendly knife (optional)
I like this one if you are looking to purchase a child friendly knife.
- Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Enjoy with your favorite fruit. We love it with strawberries, bananas, and apples.