Chocolate Hummus

Take everything you love about hummus, like the nutty taste and the way it clings to anything you put it on, and add the decadent flavour of cocoa powder. What do you get? A crave-worthy treat you can’t help but double-dip! Use it to upgrade your fruit and cracker tray at your next party.

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 to 5 minutes
Bowl of chocolate hummus on a platter with graham crackers, figs, strawberries, and grapes
Small food processeur
Small food processeur
approximately 4 cups
  • ⅔ cup (145 g) Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • ½ cup (125 ml) water
  • 1 tsp (1 g) instant espresso
  • ½ tsp (2 g) ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp (3 g) salt
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed well and drained thoroughly
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed well and drained thoroughly
  • ⅔ cup (67 g) cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) tahini
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) pure vanilla extract

Step 1

Place the Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, water, instant espresso, cinnamon, and salt into a small pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Step 2

In the bowl of a large food processor fitted with the metal blade, add the rinsed and drained chickpeas and black beans. Add the cocoa powder, tahini, vanilla extract, and the cooled sugar syrup.


Step 3

Process in approximately 30-second intervals, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Process until smooth, or desired consistency is reached.


Step 4

Transfer to a bowl, if serving immediately. If not, transfer to an airtight container and place into the fridge; up to 7 days.