5-Ingredient Chocolate Hummus

Written By: Gloria Tsang, RD

Title: Founding Registered Dietitian

Alumni: University of British Columbia

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There are a lot of hummus lovers, me included! I found it works well with toast, wraps, pancakes, and as a veggie dip. However, my younger daughter is not a big fan. So I’ve created a sweet version that kids will love! When I was experimenting my recipe, I remember being stuck on what oil I should add to mimic the cocoa butter flavor. After trying a few times, it just dawned on me that I really don’t need any oil, just cacao powder and maple syrup are already good enough!

5-Ingredient Chocolate Hummus

As this recipe is eaten raw, I’ve chosen to use cacao powder. Certainly you can use cocoa powder or dutch-processed cocoa powder. If you choose the latter, the final product will even be more dark rich in color. One can of chickpeas are not that much, so it is likely to be licked clean within a week. Each serving of chocolate hummus provides 3.9 grams of protein.

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5-ingredient chocolate hummus

5-Ingredient Chocolate Hummus

Gloria Tsang, RD
A family-friendly hummus recipe for all ages. Appropriate for vegans.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Spread
Servings 8
Calories 122 kcal


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Rinse chickpeas under running water.
  • Add all ingredients in a food processor. Blend well. If it's too thick, add 1 tbsp of water.
  • Serve immediately.


Each serving provides 122 kcal, 3.9 g protein, 1.5 g fat, 25.5 g total carbohydrates, and 3.9 g of fiber.


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2 thoughts on “5-Ingredient Chocolate Hummus”

  1. What is the nutrient break down:
    Calories per serving, protein, fat, carbs, fiber
    Can’t wait to try it!

    • Thank you for your suggestion, Cindy! I’ve quickly updated my recipe and included the nutritional information. Cheers!


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