Chocolate Hummus

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!

Chocolate Hummus

Ingredients:

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

Tools Needed:

Can opener (if required)

Food processor or blender

Measuring spoons

Cutting board and child friendly knife (optional)

I like this one if you are looking to purchase a child friendly knife.

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy with your favorite fruit.  We love it with strawberries, bananas, and apples.

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