Dessert Hummus Is a Thing, and We're Fully on Board

Packed with protein and the perfect complement to fruit, this deliciously sweet dessert hummus is basically a health food, right? We're just going to keep telling ourselves that.

Related To:

Traditionally the perfect blend of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and spices, hummus has long held a top spot as one of the people’s favorite spreads. And now, dessert hummus is ready for the spotlight, trading savory tahini and olive oil for a mouth-watering mix of maple syrup and vanilla. Just grab your favorite dippable snacks (graham cracker sticks, anyone?), and prepare to be delighted. YUM.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Ingredients for Hummus Base

  • 16 oz. can chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs. vanilla extract

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Blend chickpeas, cashews, syrup and vanilla in a food processor to create the perfect base for all three recipes. Then, for this easy variation, simply stir in one half cup of milk chocolate chips for a tasty treat that’s just about as close to raw cookie dough as you can get. Salty pretzels make the perfect dipper for this delectable treat.

Brownie Batter

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

I don’t know how to stress this enough: It really tastes like brownie batter! Starting with your base, add five tablespoons of cocoa powder, one half cup of milk chocolate chips and one fourth cup of milk (your preference), and blend until smooth. Grab a box of graham crackers and some juicy strawberries (or maybe just a spoon?). Now, forget everything you mom taught you about not eating brownie batter.

Snickerdoodle

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

It’s like fall in a bowl. Mix in two tablespoons of cinnamon and two tablespoons of brown sugar to your dessert hummus base for a delightfully tasty treat that pairs perfectly with apple slices. One taste, and you’ll be like, “Pumpkin spice who?’

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

More Desserts to Drool Over

See All Photos

Shop This Look

Next Up

Dress Up Dessert with Chocolate

Add creativity to a dessert by gracing it with chocolate swirls.

7 Summer Throwback Desserts With a Twist

Whip up the perfect summertime dessert for your next gathering with a twist on these tried-and-true favorites.

10 No-Bake Summer Appetizers and Desserts

No need to preheat the oven for these delectable foods.

Chocolate Mint Dessert Smoothie Recipe

Healthy ingredients with a smidge of something naughty make this smoothie a perfect after-dinner treat.

A Cherry Blossom Dessert Recipe

D.C.'s famous festival puts cherries on top of everyone's minds.

Chocolate of the Gods Mousse with Raspberries and Mint

Impress your guests with this rich recipe that's sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Have Your Black Tap Shake and Keep That Beach Bod, Too

Make a milkshake Kelis would be proud of.

Baked Churros Recipe

Make a healthier version of this delicious fried treat by baking it instead.

Lemon-Lavender Tea Cake Recipe

Serve up the perfect spring dessert with tiny bundt cakes drizzled in a lemon glaze and sprinkled with loose lavender.

Homemade Candy Cane Recipe

You'll twist and shout with the holiday spirit after making homemade candy canes.