Chocolate dessert hummus

Healthy Dessert Recipe Kids Love: Dessert Hummus (3 Ways!)

Have you tried the “dessert hummus” you’ve seen in Aldi and other places? Did you know it’s EASY and INEXPENSIVE to make at home!?!

Today’s video is a super fun snack or dessert made from pantry staples. It’s one of Leah’s favorite treats right now!

We have three kinds of dairy-free dessert hummus and will demonstrate the chocolate chip cookie dough version, with all possible substitutions so you can make it no matter what you have at home.

Healthy Dessert Recipes Kids Love

This is a great recipe for kids of any age to help, because it’s so simple and forgiving… You don’t have to measure everything perfectly.

And if you fear kids might not like the name “hummus” when it comes to dessert, just call it edible cookie dough or a cookie dough dip.

I am never an advocate of hiding vegetables to the point of lying to our kids though… It’s all about getting them involved so they aren’t afraid of the beans and hopefully seeing our kids enjoy creates a little positive peer pressure.

Can’t view the video? Watch it here on YouTube.

Healthy Chocolate Dessert Hummus Recipe


  • 1 3/4 cups cooked white beans or chickpeas
  • 3/4 cup nut butter of your choice
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (if using home cooked beans and/or salt-free nut butter)
  • 2–4 tbsp milk (dairy-free works!)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, to taste (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients except milk and chocolate chips in a food processor and puree until very smooth (1-2 minutes, depending on how powerful your machine is), thinning with milk as necessary to reach desired consistency.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and eat with a spoon, or serve with chopped fruit and graham crackers.

This recipe was originally posted on Kitchen Stewardship by Steph of Cheapskate Cook.

“Mooooom, I’m hungry!!”

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Recipe Notes

  • Canned or dry beans, chickpeas OR any white bean works!
  • Sweeten with maple syrup, honey or even sugar if that’s all you have
  • Use a blender if you don’t have a food processor
  • This breakfast hummus is similar and has added protein

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