Chocolate hummus: A healthy post-holiday treat

By CHM member Kristen Sherman, Muncie, Ind.

*Editor’s note: This information was published in the January 2021 issue of Heartfelt Magazine, CHM’s monthly magazine that provides CHM membership-related tips and tricks, medical advice from doctors, testimonies from CHM members, and more. Please refer to the CHM Guidelines and applicable web pages for the most up-to-date information regarding CHM membership, sharing eligibility, and ministry news.*

Chocolate hummus tastes great with apples, bananas and anything else that pairs well with chocolate. It’s a protein-filled dessert to help you kick off the New Year.

How to make it:

  • 15-ounce can of chickpeas (can be slightly larger or smaller in amount), well-drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup of water


Place ingredients in a blender and blend until very smooth. It takes several minutes to create a smooth texture, but it’s worth the wait. Add a bit more maple syrup, if desired. You might wish to add another tablespoon or two of water to achieve your preferred dipping consistency.

Optional twists on this recipe: Add a scoop of peanut butter to make peanut butter and chocolate hummus. Serve with graham crackers or pretzels for a flavorful snack.

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