Brownie Batter Hummus (Dessert Dip!)

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This Brownie Batter Hummus is a decadent dessert dip, perfect for dipping strawberries or spreading on waffles. I think it would even make a delicious chocolate frosting for a healthy birthday cake!

brownie batter hummus with strawberry

What is Chocolate Hummus Made of?

This Brownie Batter Hummus is quite a departure from traditional hummus. In fact, it’s not really “hummus” at all, because I don’t make it with chickpeas!

Inspired by my popular Black Bean Brownies, this recipe calls for black beans, which result in a creamier and smoother chocolate dip. And since you’re adding cocoa powder anyway, no one can tell the difference!

brownie batter hummus ingredients in food processor

You can definitely use cooked chickpeas if you prefer, and then you’ll add some cacao powder, vanilla, coconut sugar, and almond butter, for added creaminess. The finished chocolate dip is SO delicious!

What Do You Eat with It?

When I heard about chocolate hummus, my first thought was… what do you eat with it? I think the natural choice is fruit, especially strawberries. Who can resist a chocolate dipped strawberry?

chocolate hummus on toast

You can also spread this fiber-rice chocolate dip on toast, over waffles, or on top of Almond Flour Pancakes.

My favorite idea is to use it as a healthy cake frosting! You’d probably have to add a little extra sugar to fool kids, but I think it’s totally doable.

How It’s Made Healthier

This chocolate hummus recipe is made with low-glycemic coconut sugar, so it has a lower impact on your blood sugar levels when compared to store-bought chocolate dips.

It reminds me of eating brownie batter, but without any raw eggs!

brownie batter hummus with mini chocolate chips

Is it healthier than the traditional hummus recipe you’re used to? Probably not, because this one does have a sweetener added.

But, I love the idea of using this as a way to get picky eaters to try more fruit (my kids love dipping things!) and as a fiber-packed frosting option.

You can also simply add some mini chocolate chips and eat it straight-up as “brownie batter.” (Without any raw eggs to worry about!)

How Long Does It Last?

Like most other hummus recipes, this dessert hummus should last up to a week in the fridge. For best shelf life, be sure to serve portions in a separate bowl so that extra moisture (like that from cut fruit) doesn’t cause the overall batch in the fridge to spoil faster.

brownie batter hummus overhead in a bowl

brownie batter hummus with strawberry
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Brownie Batter Hummus

This Brownie Batter Hummus is a delicious dessert dip, made with just a handful of healthy ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan
Keyword brownie batter hummus, chocolate hummus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 53kcal



  • In the bowl of a large food processor fitted with an "S" blade, add in the black beans, cacao, sugar, almond butter, vanilla, and salt. Process until relatively smooth, then add 2 tablespoons of water to help it come together with a spreadable texture.
  • Taste the dip and adjust any seasoning to taste. For a frosting, you can add 1/4 cup more coconut sugar, if needed, or you can add more cacao powder for a darker chocolate flavor.
  • Serve right away with fresh fruit, or store it in the fridge where it will thicken up further. This can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.



Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Nutrition information is for roughly 2 tablespoons. This information is automatically calculated, and is just an estimate, not a guarantee.

Recipe Notes:

  • You can use chickpeas instead of black beans if you prefer. In my experience, the chickpeas don’t blend quite as smoothly as the black beans do.
  • For a sugar-free dessert hummus, you can use a zero calorie sweetener of your choice. Since I stopped using stevia, I can’t test this myself, but my guess is that you won’t need as much water since you won’t have the bulk from the granulated sugar.
  • For a nut-free chocolate hummus, feel free to use sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter. (Peanut butter works, too, if you can have that.)

If you try this recipe, please leave a comment below letting me know how it works for you! If you try a substitution, I also appreciate your feedback. We can all benefit from your experience!

Reader Feedback: Have you tried a dessert hummus? This has been a popular reader request, so I hope you like it!

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This is amazing!! I could eat it straight out of the food processor like it’s raw brownie batter. I love the idea of using it as cake frosting.

laura j blackman

I think I am going to bake brownies and then frost them with this!

Michaell @thevanillaplum

This looks to die for! And it looks like it would be hard not to trade lunch for this since there are so many whole food ingredients. Yum.


YES! This tastes so delicious and is so brownie-like it’s uncanny. Comes together incredibly easy and like all of Detoxinista’s recipes…it’s awesome! It’s so wonderful, I think I’d enjoy it with even less sugar.


Wow, it really does taste like brownie batter. I can’t even taste the beans! Do you think it would freeze well? I’m going to try not to eat it all in one sitting. LOL


This is better than the brownie batter hummus that Boar’s head makes! I could definitely just eat it with a spoon.


I never would have thought of making chocolate hummus, but I’m glad you did! This is such a delicious recipe!


Just made this delicious dessert I added a tbsp of maple syrup that you recommended in other recipes to make it just to make it a little bit sweeter! Worked perfectly!! I actually feel like I’m eating brownie batter when I was a kid but love how healthier this is!! Family is eating it all up now!!

Kirsten Hope

Do you drain the beans first?


    Yes, and rinse them off to remove any excess sodium.


This is so simple and soooooo delicious!! My family and I love it. Thank you!


I make this all the time and am (not so) shamefully addicted to it. Great for dipping fruit but also perfect for eating with a spoon in you PJs. I seem to tolerate stevia, though I appreciate your writing about your personal concerns. I use 1/3 cup sugar and several drops of stevia in mine.


I substituted almond butter for PB Fit (powdered peanut butter) and added an extra TBS of water for the PB fit. I would out half the amount of coconut sugar next time as it is pretty sweet and this will allow for a healthier treat. Especially if you eat with fruit! Overall a great treat!

Amber Lesly

Delicious! Even my boyfriend liked it. ( I only say this because when I told him there’s such thing as chocolate hummus, he cringed! Ha) Anyway, I just didn’t have any vanilla extract so I assume that’s a possibility as to why mine was a little thicker. All in all though, 5 stars even without the extract. DELISH with strawberries and I will be using this recipe at my baby shower. I used peanut butter instead of almond butter too. Though for the baby shower, I plan to try sunflower butter or maybe even hemp seed butter since we have a lot of nut allergies in my family. Y U M


This is soooo good. I ended up tweaking mine a little foot family members to be able to enjoy nut free and sugar free. So, I used hemp seed butter instead of peanut butter and I used 10 medjool dates instead of sugar. It came out great! Thank you for the recipe!

    Nicole meyer

    Ah, thanks for date idea! Exactly what i was looking for as coconut sugar and I don’t get along. Can’t wait to try this!!

Juliana S

Omg this is the best chocolate hummus recipe I’ve tried. Really is the perfect balance of sweetness and chocolate.


It totally tastes like brownie batter. I was just wanting a little dessert after dinner, and this is great. I subbed chopped dates and pbfit for sugar and almond butter.

Leslie Williams

I just made this, but had no coconut sugar. I used 1/4 cup of honey instead and skipped the water. It is absolutely delicious! I love to entertain and I can see this as a staple to serve with every fruit platter. Thank you!

Caitlin N

Seriously the most delicious dessert recipe I’ve ever made. I normally never leave reviews on anything. I’m that kind of person who jumps from recipe to recipe, from different creators and several websites. I never follow the same one twice, in hopes of finding a better one. But this one changed the game for me. I had to stop and leave a review to appreciate how delicious this is!! I’ll definitely be making this again very soon! Thank you so much!


I am very excited to try making this for my 2 year old daughter – she easily eats fruit without eating the dip, but she isn’t a huge fan of most sources of protein, so this could be a could way to give her some extra plant-based protein without her realizing it!




Delish! My kids love it. I upped the PB and used 1/4 c white sugar.

Linda Baker

Omg! I just made this and like all your recipes it is amazing!!!!
I used coconut butter and it turned out great!
Thank you for everything you do!!!!


Can I use lentils?

Angela Hauge

This is incredible! I can’t believe how much it tastes like frosting. I am definitely going to use it to frost a gluten-free vegan chocolate cake. Also, I didn’t have any black beans on hand (surprisingly ran out!) so subbed in chick peas. It turned out amazing! Thanks for all your great recipes – you are the best!

Rachel Santay

This was the easiest thing to make from my holistic happy hour menu plan from Detoxinista’s recipes- and the most loved!


This is sooooo delicious! I made it exactly as written, save for swapping sun butter for the almond butter for my son’s nut-free school. Didn’t have to tweak at all; it was perfect as written. That said, I am already imagining some potentially delicious variations. Thanks so much for the recipe.


Made this 2x and LOVED IT!! I am making this again & using it as a frosting for birthday cupcakes. My 4 yr old loves it as a pretzel dip too.

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