Easy Chocolate Hummus

This delicious dessert-hummus is so packed with healthful ingredients that you could have it for breakfast or a snack –  anytime that you need to satisfy that sweet-tooth.

Makes about 1 cup 


  • 1 can black beans (or chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed 
  • 2 tablespoons water (more as needed to thin)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, mix ground flax seeds with 2 tablespoons water and let sit for 1 – 2 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients.
  3. Puree until smooth, about 30-60 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed.  Add a teaspoon or two of water at a time to create the desired consistency.
  4. Serve with banana slices, strawberries, apple slices, raspberries, toasted nuts, whole grain graham crackers or pretzels, etc.


  • Double chocolate: Add a small handful of chocolate chips.
  • Mint-chocolate: Add a few drops of pure peppermint extract.
  • Almond joy: Add some shredded coconut and a little almond extract.
  • Mexican chocolate: Sprinkle in some cinnamon and cayenne.
  • Mocha: Add a pinch of instant coffee.