Chocolate Hummus

March 2, 2018

Yes, this sounds very weird, and the person who posted the original version on the internet said much the same. But it actually tastes really good and is particularly nice with raw fruit – sweet seedless grapes make a very tasty combination but you could try it with almost anything!

It’s relatively low sugar, simple to do, and very cheap if you use a sweetener other than maple syrup. The maple flavour is really nice but there are plenty of other possibilities that don’t strain the budget quite as much. Experiment until you find one that you and the family finances agree on.


1Put all the ingredients, including the water, into the bowl of a food processor and mix until smooth. You may find it too stiff to mix properly initially, in which case, add more water one tablespoon at a time until it cooperates. This seems to vary with the brand of chickpeas you use.

2Store in the fridge for up to a few days (as for hummus of any other sort) and serve with fruit, rice puddings, or anything else that takes your fancy. You can also just eat it with a spoon all by itself if you like!


1 x 400g tin of chickpeas in water, drained (save the liquid for things requiring aquafaba) and thoroughly rinsed

4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

4 Tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 or more Tbsp water to get a suitable consistency

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