Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus

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High in protein, fiber, and flavor, dessert hummus features whole, simple ingredients and real food. It’s gluten-­free, grain-­free, dairy-­free, vegan, naturally-sweetened, and sun butter makes it nut-­free. Oh, and it takes about 5 minutes to toss into the food processor and blend.

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If you love peanut butter, make this. If you love peanut butter cookies, definitely make this. If you love dip, HOLY COW, skip that salad and make peanut butter chocolate chip dessert hummus!

I’m kidding. You might be trying to eat healthy, so that salad is a good idea. But here’s the good news – this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert “Hummus” is loaded with real food too.

High in protein and fiber, this dip features whole, simple ingredients. It’s gluten-­free, grain-­free, dairy-­free, vegan, naturally-sweetened, and sun butter makes it nut-­free. Oh, and it takes about 5 minutes to toss into the food processor and blend.

So if that sounds good to you, make this.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus

Dessert hummus has to be the grossest, weirdest dessert name I’ve ever heard. However, it’s the name people use to describe this creamy, rich, dessert dip.

Despite the name, even my kids love it. It’s delicious, simple, budget-friendly, and doesn’t leave us with an uncontrollable sugar-high.

If you’re looking for an easy, clean eating, budget-friendly dessert Chocolate Dessert Hummus is it.

Get the recipe below (I won’t make you scroll through paragraphs of backstory you don’t care about). But check below it for nutrition information, tips, and ways this recipe helps us save money and eat healthy!

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Here’s a video about how to make one of my favorite variations: Creamy Chocolate Dessert Hummus. Get the full recipe here.

Peanut butter chocolate chip dessert hummus with apples overhead shot

Apple shots were taken by my dear friend, Emily, who approves of this recipe.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert “Hummus”

Makes 2 1/3 cups 

Author: Steph Jenkins
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups cooked white beans or chick peas (canned or home cooked)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey (see tips for more variations)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (if using home cooked beans and/or salt-free peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2-4 tbsp milk (optional) (dairy-free works!)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, to taste (optional)
Optional Dippers: graham crackers, sliced apples, bananas, pretzels
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except milk and chocolate chips in a food processor and puree until very smooth (2­-3 minutes, depending on how powerful your machine is). Thin with milk if necessary to reach desired consistency.

  2. Stir in chocolate chips and eat with a spoon, or serve with chopped fruit and graham crackers.

Recipe Notes
  • Sweetener – You can use 2/3 cup brown or white sugar.
  • Don’t like peanut butter? ­ Substitute peanut butter for a milder nut butter, like cashew or almond.
  • Nut-free? Use sun butter or desired substitute.
  • Chocolate chips – If you’re dairy­-free, I like Enjoy Life chocolate chips (affiliate link). FRUGAL TIP: Try the Moser Roth dark chocolate from Aldi and just break it into chunks!
  • Chocoholic? Add a few tbsp of cocoa powder to the mix, then blend in thoroughly.

What to Eat with Dessert Hummus

Because this is hummus, you gotta dip food into it. We like pretzels, graham crackers, and little cookies – look for (or make!) cleaner varieties if you can. We like Coconut Cashew Crisp cookies from Aldi and their gluten-free pretzels. You can also dip fruit!

cookies from Aldi

Try these with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus:

  • Apple slices
  • Bananas
  • Pretzels
  • Cookies
  • Graham crackers

But honestly, in our house, we usually eat it in a bowl with a spoon. 

Easy Dessert Hummus

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus is:

  • Smooth
  • Creamy
  • Peanut-buttery
  • Sweet
  • Fast
  • Real Food
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Grain-free
  • Naturally-sweetened
  • Vegan (if you use maple syrup)

If you like clean eating desserts, try these other dessert recipes:

food processor

Do You Need a Food Processor For This Recipe?

I despise extra appliances, so it took me a long time to decide if I needed a food processor. I got one for $5 at a yard sale when we were dealing with severe dairy and gluten sensitivities. Many of the budget-friendly, kid-friendly recipes online used a food processor, and my blender didn’t cut it.

A food processor handles thick, creamy recipes that a regular blender can’t. However, if you have a high-powered blender, like Vitamix or Blendtec, you should be fine to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus.

Now, this little food processor is one of my favorite appliances.

My $5, unbranded, yard sale food processor lasted nearly 6 years, so I don’t think you need an expensive brand to make great food. For now, my Black and Decker works great.

A short list of what I make with a food processor:

Plus a TON of savory dishes like hummus, baba ganoush (my favorite recipe is in this cookbook) and salsa. It also helps me shred cabbage, slice peppers and onions, and shred zucchini in seconds.

Peanut butter chocolate chip dessert hummus with apples

What You Can Do Now:

Do you ever use beans in your desserts?

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