Vegan Chocolate Hummus (Gluten-Free)

Thick, creamy and rich chocolate hummus made with simple vegan and gluten-free wholefoods. This chocolate dip is easy to make and tastes just like dessert and is ready in 5 minutes.

It’s been a little while since I made a chocolate hummus and I have been missing out. I love hummus (who doesn’t) but sometimes I fancy something sweet as well, so chocolate hummus is the answer. If you haven’t already tried it, then I understand it may sound like a strange concept but hear me out: it totally works. And it is addicting!

Vegan Chocolate Hummus in a glass jar
Vegan Chocolate Hummus

This Vegan Chocolate Hummus is:

  • Rich and creamy
  • Chocolate and smooth
  • Slightly salty and sweet
  • Packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats
  • Ready in 5 minutes
  • Great for a healthy snack
  • Delicious for dessert
  • A fun snack for little ones
  • Naturally vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar free

It tastes just like a chocolate pudding but even better as it’s packed with wholesome and healthy ingredients. I love making this for snacks and desserts – it makes an impressive dessert board centrepiece too! Watch this space for more on the dessert board option.

Vegan Chocolate Hummus with cookies
Vegan Chocolate Hummus
Vegan Chocolate Hummus on a spoon
Vegan Chocolate Hummus

For now, let’s see what goes into this deliciously rich Vegan Chocolate Hummus (or skip down for the recipe card):

  • Chickpeas: this is the base for any good hummus recipe. I used tinned chickpeas and simply drain and rinse them. You could also use white beans like cannellini or butter beans, too.
  • Nut or seed butter: for the smoothest texture, opt for a smooth and runny nut or seed butter. My favourites are cashew or almond butter which taste naturally sweeter and add a cookie-like flavour. To make this nut-free, you can also use tahini or sunflower seed butter.
  • Maple syrup: this adds the sweetness to the hummus and is essential. I love to use maple syrup but also agave or vegan honey work really well. You could use medjool dates here, too and I’d suggest about 100g worth of pitted dates.
  • Cacao powder: or you can use cocoa powder. Choose one without added sugars for the best ingredients and this adds all the lovely and rich chocolate flavours.
  • Coffee: this is optional but really enhances the chocolate flavour. As it’s just for flavour, you can use decaf.
  • Salt: this also brings out the flavour of the Vegan Chocolate Hummus so season well.
  • Aquafaba: when draining the chickpeas, make sure to save some of the water, known as aquafaba. Add this to the hummus as it blends to make the creamiest texture.

As for the method, add all the ingredients to a blender and process until as smooth and creamy as possible, adding more aquafaba as needed. It may warm up slightly as it blends, so pop it in the fridge to cool back down. It will last for 5-7 days in the fridge and is just as delicious as when you first made it.

Vegan Chocolate Hummus next to a cookie tower
Vegan Chocolate Hummus

How can I serve this Vegan Chocolate Hummus?

As I said, I love it for breakfast, dessert, for snacking and all day long:

  • On a dessert board with cookies, fruits, pretzels etc.
  • As a dip with apple, banana and berries
  • Spread onto toast or flatbreads
  • Spooned as an on the go snack
  • As a dessert with some fresh berries and ice cream
  • In glass jars layered with crushed biscuits, topped with whipped cream (like my Oat Berry Cheesecake Jars)
  • For breakfast with dairy-free yoghurt, granola and fresh fruit

How long will the chocolate hummus last?

This hummus won’t last long if you are anything like me and I often make up a double batch, but it will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

Can I make this nut-free?

Yes, of course, you can see seed butter like tahini or sunflower seed butter to keep this hummus nut-free.

This Vegan Chocolate Hummus really is delicious, indulgent and wholesome. It is packed with chocolate flavour while boasting lots of nutritional goodness and you’d never be able to tell it’s made with chickpeas.

If you are looking for other homemade snacks, how about my:

Vegan Chocolate Hummus (Gluten-Free)

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Thick, creamy and rich chocolate hummus made with simple vegan and gluten-free wholefoods. This chocolate dip is easy to make and tastes just like dessert and is ready in 5 minutes.


  • 1 tin chickpeas (240g drained weight, save the chickpea water)
  • 60g smooth cashew or almond butter or seed butter
  • 90ml maple syrup
  • 20g cacao powder
  • 1 tsp coffee granules or powder, optional
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp drained chickpea water (aquafaba)
  • To serve: cacao nibs and flaky salt


  1. Drain the chickpeas and save the chickpea water (aquafaba).
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor along with 2 tbsp of the reserved chickpea water (aquafaba). Blend until really smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add more aquafaba as needed for a thinner consistency.
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 3-5 days.
  4. To serve on a dessert board, spoon the Vegan Healthy Chocolate Hummus into small bows and top with cacao nibs and flaky salt. Serve with your favourite sweets like mini cookies, fresh fruit and cacao nibs. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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Vegan Chocolate Hummus

I hope you will love this Vegan Chocolate Hummus so please let me know what you think in the comments below. If you do make this hummus, I’d love to see so please tag me in your creations, I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With chocolate hummus love x

  1. Jaya says:

    Looks great!

  2. This looks amazing

  3. Hey my friend Amy. Never thought of having chocolate 🍫 hummus! Looks great 😌 and happy Monday! Splendid photography as always and saved to my WordPress saved collection.

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