chocolate hummus

In munchie on November 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm

yeah, you heard me right. chocolate hummus.

if you’re hesitant, i can tell you that in a completely scientific sample of six people (my mom’s coworkers), no one could guess that there were chickpeas involved.

start by making a paste of 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 cup of cocoa.

i used “hershey’s special dark” cocoa – like “hershey’s special dark” chocolate bars – which is dutch processed and even available at the soviet safeway. (using a “dutch processed” cocoa actually might make a difference. several tasters in my mother’s group – whose sample was made with regular cocoa – mentioned a “harsh raw cocoa flavor,” which wasn’t present in my version.)

(note! this is NOT tasty yet! do NOT stick your finger in it! consider yourself warned!)

into the mini chopper goes a can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans (drained),

1/2 a cup sugar (right about now the chickpeas are going “WHAT THE…!?”),

the chocolate paste, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

blend together, with the aid of one to three tablespoons of warm water, as necessary. you can make it as smooth or as coarse as you’d like.

spread on toast, sweet-ish crackers or cinnamon-sugar pita chips.

i topped it with toasted coconut for a late night dessert/snack!


  1. Chocolate hummus?!?! Never have I ever! This is so intriguing and looks incredibly delicious!

  2. I actually did a double-take upon reading the title of this post, but it sounds pretty darn tasty. I’ll have to remember this for the holidays. I’m thinking a dollop of marscapone could put those little crostini’s right over the edge. Yum.

  3. OH MY GOODNESS. I just stumbled upon this, and IMMEDIATELY made it, and WOW. You are a genius. Just pure genius. I have SO many plans for this beauty! I am going to feature your recipe in its own post on my blog this week, FOR SURE.

    Thank you! You have a beautiful blog!

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