Nov 21, 2023
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Stick with us on this one! This is the best Chocolate Hummus recipe made with super simple ingredients, and it ultimately tastes like a dessert even though it is primarily made from beans. It comes together in just 5 minutes, and it pairs well with apple and pear slices or other popular charcuterie board options!
This post is sponsored by Sage Fruit.
Now while this is a Chocolate Hummus recipe, we also made this into a Charcuterie Board…well because we just wanted to! Fresh apple and pear slices enhance all the great flavors of the Chocolate Hummus Dip!
If you are looking to entertain guests, this board is the way to go. However, if you’d rather keep the chocolate hummus to yourself, by all means enjoy it as you please!
Related: Beet Hummus
Does Chocolate Hummus Taste Like Nutella?
This dessert hummus is a richer chocolate spread, similar to Nutella, however, it has more of a whipped texture.
Is Chocolate Hummus Good For You?
Relatively speaking, yes! The black beans are full of fiber and protein as well as containing vitamins and minerals. Adding fruit, like freshly sliced apples and pears, dipped in your chocolate hummus gives it a “healthy” touch.
Ingredients Needed To Make Chocolate Hummus
For the Chocolate Hummus
- black beans – you can also use a can of chick peas if you prefer
- cacao or cocoa powder
- dark brown sugar – if you have light, you can use that as well
- nut butter – you can also use tahini
- almond extract – this helps to amplify the nutty flavor
- fine sea salt
- maple syrup
For the Board
- Sage Fruit apples, sliced
- Sage Fruit pears, sliced
- Graham crackers
How To Make Chocolate Hummus
In a food processor, add in the black beans, cacao powder, dark brown sugar, nut butter, almond extract, and salt. Process until smooth like a batter. As needed, stop to scrape down the sides of the machine.
Next, add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and blend again until the mixture looks glossy. The hummus should have a smooth and whipped consistency. You can add water (or more maple syrup as needed).
Put the hummus in a serving bowl and place on a charcuterie board.
Create a board with slices of Sage Fruit apples and pears. Fill in the board with crackers, pretzels, etc.
To Store Leftover Chocolate Hummus
If you are lucky enough to have any leftovers, place hummus in an air ]tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
To Freeze chocolate hummus, store in an airtight freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Before serving, let thaw overnight in the refrigerator and be sure to stir well before enjoying.
More Delicious Charcuterie Board Ideas
- Tropical Fruit Charcuterie Board – a great way to share fun new fruits with family and friends!
- Jarcuteries: Single Serve Charcuterie Boards – a fun way guests can serve themselves.
- Bloody Mary Charcuterie Board – entertaining friends? This is a great take on adding excitement to Bloody Mary’s!
- Wedge Salad Board – Entertain a group of girlfriends with this salad board! Super fun and easy to put together.
- Fresh Tomato, Herbs and Ricotta Bruschetta Board – another quick and easy board that’s so filling and fresh tasting!
Apples and Pears from Sage Fruit
The Pacific Northwest is famous for delicious apples and pears that are grown in the perfect climate. High-density orchards help Sage Fruit growers produce more apples and pears each year, ensuring you can find apples and pears year-round when you want them.
But what makes this fruit so special? Sage Fruit is dedicated to both the people who grow and enjoy their fruit! They work only with growers and shippers who share their values on employee treatment. This is good fruit you can feel good about eating!
Want more tasty Sage Fruit Company recipes?
- Apple Cobbler
- Air Fryer Apple Fritters
- Caramelized Pears and Blue Cheese Tarts
- Apple and Pear Nachos
- Chocolate and Caramel Apple Bites
- Apple Pecan Salad
- Easy Apple and Pear Recipes for Kids
- 15 oz. can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup cacao or cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup nut butter of choice
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- In a food processor, add in the black beans, cacao powder, dark brown sugar, nut butter, almond extract, and salt. Process until smooth like a batter. As needed, stop to scrape down the sides of the machine.
- Next, add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and blend again until the mixture looks glossy. The hummus should have a smooth and whipped consistency. You can add water (or more maple syrup as needed.
- Put the hummus in a serving bowl and enjoy!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.