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Peanut Butter Chocolate Hummus

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Chocolate hummus. It sounds a little wacky and earthy-crunchy at first. When I was working on this recipe, I fully expected there were going to be people who were super pumped to have a healthy, protein-packed chocolate dessert option, and others who thought, “Why are you messing up my chocolate by adding chickpeas?” If you fall into the second group, you’re certainly not alone. Almost everyone I ran this recipe by was initially skeptical, then intrigued, and finally—one bite in—they got it: “This tastes like a peanut butter cup with the consistency of chocolate mousse.” ← I was originally going for Hope Chocolate Hummus meets peanut butter cookie dough, but peanut butter cup chocolate mousse is maybe even better.

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Admittedly, this chocolate hummus took some tinkering in the kitchen. I wanted the health benefits and the protein of a chickpea-based dip, but I also wanted it to taste like rich, peanut-buttery dark chocolate…not beans. To achieve that goal I used lots of cocoa powder and creamy peanut butter, plus the ingredient that takes it into chocolate mousse territory: REBBL’s Dark Chocolate Protein Elixir. 

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I’m smitten with all of REBBL’s drinks, especially the Dark Chocolate Protein because it adds 16 grams of plant-based protein and somehow tastes like the most amazing, elevated chocolate milk. It’s my go-to for creating higher-protein chocolate desserts that are truly nourishing, and I love that it also includes a few of my favorite super-herbs: maca, reishi, and ashwagandha. The maca supports energy levels and balanced hormones, the reishi helps with detoxification, and the ashwagandha supports endurance, cognitive function, and relaxation. I can’t personally taste the super-herbs in REBBL’s elixirs (a good thing, in my opinion), but I can feel their positive impact on my mood throughout the day. 

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Along with the Dark Chocolate Protein, I like to mix in crushed peanuts for some texture, plus mini chocolate chips (more chocolate!), coconut sugar, and a touch of pure maple syrup for sweetness. The end result is a 10 ingredient, high-protein chocolate hummus that’s wholesome enough to have as a snack and decadent enough to enjoy for dessert.

Serve it with fresh fruit, pretzels, and graham crackers for dipping, or do something a little crazy and use it to make vegan s’mores! On a whim the other night, I decided to try peanut butter chocolate hummus in place of a standard chocolate bar, with a layer of peanut butter in some and a layer of sliced strawberries in the others. I’m patting myself on the back for this discovery because it ended up being total s’mores perfection!

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P.S. Big high fives to my fellow burnt marshmallow lovers. ♥


Thank you to REBBL for sponsoring this post! We love their Super Herb Elixirs and Plant-Based Proteins, especially because when you buy any of their beverages, you help give back 2.5% of every purchase to Not For Sale in their mission to eliminate human trafficking and uplift vulnerable communities around the globe. Check REBBL’s store locator to find their drinks near you!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Hummus

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Hummus

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 2 heaping cups


Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This peanut butter chocolate hummus tastes like a peanut butter cup with the texture of a rich chocolate mousse, but it's packed with healthy, plant-based protein and good-for-you ingredients. Don't worry, you can't taste the chickpeas!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Hummus

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Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup REBBL Dark Chocolate Protein Elixir
  • 1/3 cup creamy salted peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons vegan mini chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 tablespoons crushed peanuts

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 2 heaping cups

Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This peanut butter chocolate hummus tastes like a peanut butter cup with the texture of a rich chocolate mousse, but it's packed with healthy, plant-based protein and good-for-you ingredients. Don't worry, you can't taste the chickpeas!

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and crushed peanuts to a food processor. Process until very smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl and fold in 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, then top with the remaining chocolate chips and crushed peanuts. Serve with sliced fruit, graham crackers, pretzels, or enjoy straight off of the spoon!

Notes [3]

This peanut butter chocolate hummus makes really awesome vegan s’mores! Use it to replace the chocolate bar and if you want to up your s’mores game, add a layer of peanut butter or a few sliced strawberries. Swoon-worthy!

If you don’t own a food processor or would prefer an extra smooth texture, you can also make this in a high-speed blender.

You’ll have about a cup of the REBBL Dark Chocolate Protein drink left after you make this recipe. Feel free to sip it alongside your hummus, add it to a smoothie, or mix it into overnight oats (chocolate for breakfast!).

Copyright © 2020 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. Mary says

    I actually love that Hope hummus chocolate flavor! Your version sounds even better though because of the peanut butter. Pinned!

    1. That’s a big compliment because Hope hummus is pretty freaking delicious. 😉 Thanks for pinning the recipe!

  2. Karen says

    Wow, this is a little earthy crunchy but I am totally digging it! You had me at “tastes like a peanut butter cup with the consistency of chocolate mousse.” YUM!

    1. Haha I know, it’s definitely a little earthy-crunchy. But I promise, you’d be hard-pressed to guess there are chickpeas because the chocolate flavor is so strong. 🙂

  3. Michelle M. says

    This sounds great Amanda! I have a 3 year old who swears he doesn’t like beans, but I’m willing to bet he won’t even notice them here. This is going to be a good snack option for when he gets home from preschool in the afternoons. Thank you!

    1. I love that! What a great snack option to have on hand for your babe. <3

  4. Hilary says

    Looking forward to trying and sharing this recipe. Love REBBL – all of their flavors are amazing!

    1. REBBL is the BEST, isn’t it? I can never pick a favorite flavor because each one is so good.

  5. Vickie says

    This looks absolutely delicious! What a fun twist on the traditional hummus!

    1. Thank you, Vickie! It’s a nice change from savory hummus and a great excuse to eat more chocolate. 😉

  6. Caroline says

    This looks amazing! I’ve been looking for a bean-based dessert for a while because my pantry is overflowing with beans 😛 Your hummus sounds perfect for me!

    1. Your pantry sounds like my pantry. haha

  7. Alexa says

    Yum! This would be the perfect work snack for me when those sweets cravings set in!

    1. Yes, exactly! It’s perfect as a mid-afternoon snack when the vending machine starts calling. 😉

  8. Katie says

    This looks fab!! I’ll be giving it a go over the weekend!

    Katie xoxo

    1. Awesome! Let me know what you think after you give it a try!

  9. Jennifer says

    I should try an make these when I run out of cookie butter. Much healthier!

    1. Yes!! (although cookie butter sounds good too 😉 )

  10. I’ve never thought to incorporate something sweet with hummus – very creative!

    -Enrique

    1. Thank you! It’s definitely a nice alternative to savory hummus.

  11. Tori says

    I made this for a labor day party I was hosting and set it out next to the fruit platter. People thought it was a regular chocolate dip and gobbled it right up! I loved telling them later that it was actually a healthy hummus – no one believed me. Thank you for making me look so good!

    1. Wow, that’s the best feedback ever! I’m thrilled it was such a big hit!

  12. Hannah says

    I love the hope hummus chocolate! Thanks for putting a new spin on it. Your recipe sounds so good, and I’ve been meaning to try Rebbl ever since you shared that breakfast cake a while back using their coffee flavor.

    1. Oh yes, that breakfast cake is gooood! I’m so happy you’ll be on the lookout for REBBL. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with any of their flavors. 🙂

  13. Iduna says

    Can I substitute the REBBL Dark Chocolate Protein drink with something else?
    I dont think I can buy that here.

    1. Yes! Non-dairy chocolate milk will also work. 🙂

  14. Rachel says

    This is genius! I’m always on the hunt for ways to make my snacks and desserts healthier. I’m going to give your recipe a try just as soon as I make a trip to the grocery store at the end of the week. 🙂 Also, thanks for the intro to REBBL drinks. They’re a new fave, especially the Chai!

    1. Yay! I’m so happy you’re loving the REBBL drinks! I also really like the Chai. <3 Let me know how the pb chocolate hummus turns out, and if you're feeling a little adventurous, I highly recommend using it to make s'mores!

  15. Michelle M. says

    This recipe turned out perfect! I have a picky 4 year old and even she LOVED it. Thank you for giving me a healthy snack option for after preschool! We loved the REBBL drink.

    1. Your comment made my morning, Michelle! It’s always so awesome to hear that even the pickiest of eaters are enjoying our recipes.

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