Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus

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If you’re a longtime reader, then this recipe will look familiar. This single-handedly changed how I thought of hummus in general when I first made it over the Summer. After listing it on my Top 10 of 2010 list, I knew I wanted to make it again. So now I’m reposting the recipe with new step-by-step pictures, because I have nothing better to do now most days than cook and take pictures of my food(I know, it’s a rough vacation). Enjoy! And do try this because it never disappoints; it makes even the biggest skeptics believe that hummus has a place in dessert.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 3 cups):

  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

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  1. Drain, measure, wash, and peel your chickpeas. Peeling them isn’t absolutely necessary but it makes for the creamiest hummus and really is worth the effort.
  2. In a food processor, add the first 4 ingredients and process until the hummus is smooth and emulsified(the one thing no one wants for dessert is chunky chickpea pieces in their dessert).
  3. Remove the blade and fold in the chocolate chips. Move into a deep serving bowl and serve with graham crackers or baby carrots.

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“How can that possibly be good?” you may be wondering. The maple syrup makes this deliciously sweet; and the chickpeas, peanuts, and syrup all have a same earthiness that pairs with one another really well. The result is a creamy dip reminiscent of cookie dough only with healthy fats and fiber.

Who’s ready to dig in?

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188 Responses to Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus
  1. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 11, 2011 | 10:21 am

    I’m going to have to make this to believe it myself… 🙂

  2. Baking 'n' Books
    January 11, 2011 | 11:47 am

    My first thought was – ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I’ve never heard of this. I like that I don’t need Tahini since most recipes call for it and I don’t usually have it. Of course, this isn’t your traditional hummus 😉

    This looks just like cookie dough though! I wonder if it could be frozen as ice cream…or made into cookies…;)

  3. Baking 'n' Books
    January 11, 2011 | 11:49 am

    Hmm – not my pic – WordPress has associated it with that gmail account for some reason.

  4. Corey @ the runner's cookie
    January 11, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    It looks like cookie dough! My fear is biting in, expecting a creamy frosting-like taste, and then tasting chickpeas. Haha – can you ease my fears??

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 11, 2011 | 1:14 pm

      I promise you can’t taste it with the peanut butter and maple syrup to mask it. Just make sure to process it a lot so it’s all smooth and mixed.

      • Amber K
        February 12, 2011 | 8:57 pm

        Finally tried it last weekend and ALL I could taste was the chickpea. I tried adding more sweetener and nut butter and blending like crazy, but man those darn chickpeas are hard to cover up!

        • Pearl B
          June 12, 2011 | 3:56 pm

          That’s all I could taste too. 🙁 finally after tons more peanut butter and honey AND maple syrup, I got a decent taste. Pretty good though.

        • Audrey
          March 30, 2013 | 5:45 am

          Try using white beans (great northern) in place of the chickpeas. Can’t taste them at all.

  5. Stephanie
    January 11, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Wow! This actually looks good!

  6. Ian
    January 11, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    I have done peanut butter savory hummus before…now for the chocolate!

  7. Erin
    January 11, 2011 | 12:43 pm


  8. Emily
    January 11, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    I love this recipe – it looks so delicious. Mmmm…

  9. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 11, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    I made something similar once and it was soooo good. Perfect for dipping apples in!

  10. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 11, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    “because I have nothing better to do now most days than cook and take pictures of my food”–LOL

    I remember this dip from the first time. Including your funny jokes about peeling the chickpeas and the whole thing…feels like another lifetime ago. Wow. It was on your old blog and my life was way diff then too. Flashback for me just reading this post.

    Your new pics were worth the effort btw, looking great!

  11. Lee
    January 11, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    It definitely looks like a big bowl of cookie dough. Yum.

  12. blackbookkitchendiaries
    January 11, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    i am so intrigue by this… it’s sounds just fantastic. thank you for sharing this and have a great day.

  13. Lauren at KeepItSweet
    January 11, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    I am intrigued, I think I will have to try this!

  14. Kayla
    January 11, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    Seriously, this looks good and strange at the same time!! But I’m so curious, looks like I have to make it!

  15. Shannon
    January 11, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    First bacon salt and then this?! I’m starving.

  16. Runeatrepeat
    January 11, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    F. I want to make this so bad. But, I only have 1 can of chickpeas left (the horrors) and it’s supposed to be for roasting 🙁 Please send help.

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 11, 2011 | 4:53 pm

      I will get the armed forces to fly over your house and drop a supply of chickpeas dumbo-drop style

  17. sophia
    January 11, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    Dang. That really looks like chocolate chip cookie dough!! How rad is that?!

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  19. Denise
    January 11, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    Can it be true?? It sounds awesome!!

  20. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen
    January 11, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    This is so strange…I love it 🙂

  21. Lisa
    January 11, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    This looks like cookie dough. I bet it tastes just as good. Great recipe!

  22. Hannah
    January 11, 2011 | 7:02 pm

    And if you’re a new reader, you just died and went to heaven…

  23. Kori
    January 11, 2011 | 7:34 pm

    Wow, what a fun twist on one of my favorite foods. I never thought of making sweet hummus. I’m curious to try it though! Maybe as a dip with apples? Or graham crackers? What do you serve it with?

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 11, 2011 | 8:03 pm

      Well, besides straight off a spoon which is the popular choice, I like graham crackers, celery, baby carrots, or banana slices, too.

  24. Sana
    January 11, 2011 | 8:07 pm

    I am not sure how I feel about this.

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 11, 2011 | 8:08 pm

      Excited? Tingly? Warm? Stop me when I’m getting close

  25. julie
    January 11, 2011 | 8:09 pm


  26. BroccoliHut
    January 11, 2011 | 9:24 pm

    I remember this recipe–I have it saved in my recipe file! Love the new pics.

  27. Kate @
    January 11, 2011 | 9:33 pm

    I’ve never had a ‘dessert hummus’.. I love hummus, and I definitely love chocolate and PB so this has to be delicious!

  28. Heather (Where's the Beach)
    January 11, 2011 | 9:33 pm

    Um, wow. This sounds so good. What a great dessert dip for a party too!

  29. Celina
    January 11, 2011 | 10:35 pm

    could you bake this and create a gluten-free, protein packed, peanut butter cookie? 😉

  30. The Candid RD
    January 11, 2011 | 10:38 pm

    Good God. I have GOT to make this!!!! Holy cow, yum! It’s going on my ever-growing list of things I must make. HAving a new food processor will make this easy as pie!

    BTW, I wrote you a tweet about my granola. Would gluten-intolerant people eat granola that is not made with 100% gluten-free ingredients? The ingredients are GF, but made in factories with wheat. I know celiacs can’t have them, but in your experience would GI people?

  31. Katherine: Unemployed
    January 11, 2011 | 11:00 pm

    this looks like a commercial. seriously, it makes my mouth water

  32. Christin@purplebirdblog
    January 12, 2011 | 12:17 am

    Um, yeah.. Evan, I think I love you for this. I’ve made peanut butter hummus, but this is a whole new level. I am cursing my lack of a real food processor (I have a tiny one that doesn’t run on it’s own, you have to hold the button continuously for it to work) because I want to make this SO bad. Nice work!

  33. Leah @ Why Deprive?
    January 12, 2011 | 1:40 am

    This is the best idea ever!! Its just crazy enough to be amazing.

  34. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie
    January 12, 2011 | 8:29 am

    This is awesome! What a brilliant recipe!

  35. Kristina @ Life as Kristina
    January 12, 2011 | 9:19 am

    I think I re-read that title about 4 times thinking-is that crazy amazing concoction possible?! Love this!

  36. lauren
    January 12, 2011 | 9:21 am


    I had been hearing about dessert hummus for a while but never really thought much about it until I saw your post. Since I live in France, I didn’t have peanut butter so I used almond butter. I didn’t have maple syrup so I used honey. I didn’t have chocolate chips so I cut up some bitter sweet chocolate. the results: I swear to god that this is the best thing I’ve ever eaten! thank you for the recipe! I’m off to make your protein bars!

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 12, 2011 | 10:57 am

      I’m so glad you liked it! Those substitutions sound like they’d have a wonderful flavor, too.

  37. Errign
    January 12, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Just commenting on this to tell you I am totally weirded out by the idea of dessert hummus – just enough so to make it today. 🙂 I’ll letcha know how it goes 🙂 Hope you’re not drowning in snow!

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 12, 2011 | 11:29 am

      Can’t wait to hear how it is! I have a feeling it will convert you 😉

      We totally are. It doesn’t look like anyone’s leaving the house for the next few days.

      • Errign
        January 12, 2011 | 11:31 am

        We’ve got about 8 inches & no sign of stopping so far here. It must be fate I have all the dessert hummus ingredients in my cabinet. 🙂

        • Errign
          January 12, 2011 | 2:38 pm

          And the verdict (even made in a blender) – amazing! Just put it in the fridge to chill – can’t wait to snack on this later 🙂 Evan, you’re a genius!

          There’s a company in NH that makes dessert hummus, though I’ve never seen them in stores. They have some delicious sounding flavors – – I might have to take a trip to the Concord Coop to get some!

          • Wannabe Chef
            January 12, 2011 | 2:43 pm

            Glad you liked it! I think I’ve been to the Concord coop before; I’ll have to look around a little closer next time I’m there.

  38. Holly
    January 12, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    this looks like straight up cookie dough, and i dig that. a lot.

  39. C&C Cakery
    January 12, 2011 | 1:17 pm

    I remember this recipe the first time you fooled around with it – I mean, how can I not? It looks so sinful (and, you’re right, tastes just like cookie dough) but is pretty good for you (I mean, compared to cookie dough 🙂 ) Thank you for reposting it – I’ll be making it at my next get together!

  40. Kasey @ The Balanced Bicyclist
    January 16, 2011 | 10:10 pm

    This is so good! Thanks for the recipe. I shared it on my blog, too! Seriously delicious.

  41. Rika
    January 19, 2011 | 6:51 pm

    I made it and it tastes better as it ages! 😀

  42. Amalfi Girl
    January 20, 2011 | 8:15 pm


    Just, woah.

    I’m so glad you re-posted, because it’s definitely new to me!

    • Amalfi Girl
      February 28, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      I just made this for the first time–I am posting about it tomorrow. THANK YOU for this recipe!!! 🙂

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  45. Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking?
    January 25, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    That looks so so good! You are a genius. i don’t know how you have the time to blog and come up with new recipes, attend school, and study! God bless you! I could never manage my time right in college. 🙂

  46. Marie
    January 26, 2011 | 12:24 pm

    Pure genius. My 14-month-old loves it, too!

  47. Cheryl
    February 2, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    Do i have to cook the chickpeas before i blend them? Cant wait to make this

    • Wannabe Chef
      February 2, 2011 | 3:20 pm

      If they’re the kind from a can then you can blend them just as they are. If they’re dried from bulk bins then they’ll have to be soaked overnight and boiled for 90 minutes or so.

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  49. Amber K
    February 4, 2011 | 8:26 pm

    I’m going to try and make this for the Super Bowl, but I’m not sure what to dip in it. I can’t have graham crackers and veggies do not sound appealing with something sweet.

    • Wannabe Chef
      February 4, 2011 | 8:44 pm

      I like it with banana slices or baby carrots; I’ve also heard people really like it with apple slices.

      • Amber K
        February 4, 2011 | 11:16 pm

        Ooh, yum!

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  51. jenna
    February 6, 2011 | 9:08 am

    omg that sounds so delishh!

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  53. Natasha
    February 7, 2011 | 6:58 pm

    I made this last night and brought it to work today – even the most skeptical of my coworkers loved it! I am doing Weight Watchers and was worried that the carbs in the (real) maple syrup would break my scale, but it all evens out with the other ingredients! I used sugar free chocolate chips and they tasted good. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  54. Michelle
    February 7, 2011 | 8:39 pm

    this is so interesting! I may even take it a step further and add some cocoa powder!

  55. Beth @ To the Fullest
    February 8, 2011 | 7:23 am

    Wow. Must make!

  56. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    February 10, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Dearest Evan, how I love thee. 🙂

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  58. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    February 11, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    I really need to try this. Thanks for reposting the recipe!

  59. Moni'sMeals
    February 11, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    Hi! This is just brilliant. Well Done.:)

    Can’t wait to give it a try!

  60. Namaste Gurl
    February 12, 2011 | 12:08 am

    Chickpeas, chocolate and nut peanut butter? Um, yes please. All my favorite foods in one- I must try thee!

  61. Kelsey @ Clean Teen Kelsey
    February 12, 2011 | 12:59 am

    Oh my goodness gracious! I am simply drooling at the idea of a dessert hummus. Must. Make. Soon. 🙂

  62. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan
    February 12, 2011 | 7:17 pm

    I blogged about my version of this yesterday (crediting you, of course)
    Love it!

  63. Courtney
    February 12, 2011 | 8:20 pm

    Just made this – you are a genius! It looks so much like cookie dough, I’m wondering whether I can trick my housemates into believing it is!!

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  65. kate
    February 16, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Out of control.

  66. Laura
    February 16, 2011 | 5:54 pm

    i finally got over my fears and made this today. and the ultimate dipper (which I can’t believe no one recommended yet) – pretzels. SO. GOOD.

  67. Beth @ To the Fullest
    February 16, 2011 | 6:01 pm


  68. Marianne
    February 16, 2011 | 7:00 pm

    Given that I just made some delicious cookies that involved chickpeas, I think this needs to be next on my list for “non-traditional” uses of the lovely legume. I imagine it served up with apple slices. Yum!

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  70. Lindsay
    February 18, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    Just made it! I put some on a rice cake. So delicious!

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  72. Carlyn
    February 21, 2011 | 11:45 pm

    WOW! I made this just recently and absolutely fell in love.. YES it tastes surprisingly like COOKIE DOUGH!!
    I wrote a post about it on my blog-

    thanks a bunch!

  73. katie martino
    February 22, 2011 | 1:17 am

    lol licking the blade doesn’t seem like such a good idea… but dessert hummus? yes, please.

  74. Kristina
    February 23, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    Is there a more mild bean that might work? I really don’t care for the chickpea after taste. I only used 1 1/2 c beans and added a bit more peanut butter and maple syrup. Otherwise it is fabulous.

    • Wannabe Chef
      February 23, 2011 | 1:33 pm

      I’ve heard of someone making this with cannellini beans because that’s what they had on hand. I think a general rule is the whiter the bean the more mild the flavor.

      • Kristina
        March 2, 2011 | 10:40 am

        Great northern beans did the trick! Can’t get enough of it.

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  76. Meagan
    February 25, 2011 | 9:13 pm

    YUM! Made this today with agave nectar and it was AWESOME! I think I added a little too much vanilla, but other that that it rocked! Great idea!

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  78. Natalie S.
    February 28, 2011 | 5:23 pm

    Made with a mixture of agave nectar and honey and it was INCREDIBLE!!

  79. Heidi
    March 1, 2011 | 11:57 am

    I just wrote a post about this here: Thank you so much for the recipe! 😀

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  81. dani
    March 1, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    I know everyone else has said this also, but I’m SO stoked to make this! Just added G beans to my grocery list. Thanks!

  82. Anthony
    March 1, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    Cool! I like your version of hummus. I actually almost ate half plate of hummus yesterday. So full…
    For more interesting recipes, you can check the following website!
    Hope you can find interesting recipes like I did. Just enjoy cooking!

  83. Megan
    March 1, 2011 | 10:04 pm

    So I am a cookie dough addict. This is an AMAZING (and much healthier) alternative! And trust me, I was hesitant so I started with a small batch. I can’t wait to have people try it and then tell them what the main ingredient is! Thank you so much for this recipe! Definitely a keeper!

  84. Ayla
    March 2, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    Right after this comment is posted I’ll be making this! I’m a little wary but I like all the ingredients so I’m almost positive this will be fantastic. Besides, it has peanut butter and chocolate chips in it.. is it even possible to go wrong with that combo?

  85. Sarah
    March 2, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Just wanted to say how much I love your idea!! This is brilliant, I tried this recipe on Monday and blogged about how delicious it is.

    Today I made it again but I used my PB&Co Dark Chocolate peanut butter and it’s a winning combo. I added 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate and 1/2 butterscotch chips. I can’t wait to try other nut butters and flavors.

  86. Natalia
    March 4, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    Yum, it does look like cookie dough!!! Can’t wait to try it, but first….how do you peel a chick pea?

    • Wannabe Chef
      March 4, 2011 | 1:50 pm

      It’s actually really easy, just tedious. If you squeeze a cooked chickpea gently you’ll notice the outer translucent part coming away from the center. Just peel that off or sometimes it slips off on its own.

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  96. Lisa
    April 22, 2011 | 9:55 pm

    I think I just fell in love

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  98. Suzanne
    May 5, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Tried this last night…I was pleasantly surprised. I took the time to peel the chickpeas which didn’t take too long; it was just a *little* tedious. If/when I make it again, I’m going to add about a tablespoon of melted butter and about a tablespoon or two of brown sugar. I think that both additions would give it flavor more reminiscent of cookie dough. Of course, it wouldn’t be as healthy but it’s still waaay healthier than real cookie dough 🙂 Fun recipe, can’t wait to take samples to my friends….thanks for sharing!!

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  101. Leslie
    May 21, 2011 | 7:42 pm

    O.M.G. this was SOOOOOOO delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I LOVE hummus and I’m thrilled to be able to eat it for dessert now too! I’m so claiming this recipe for all upcoming parties and picnics! 🙂

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  103. Austin
    June 2, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    I’ve wanted to make this for so long, but have refrained because I know that I wouldn’t exercise self-control and would eat it all. So I made it for Wednesday Wine Night, served it with sliced apples (among other dipping items) and everyone LOVED it! One of my friends even said, “How does this have chick peas in it??” This has to make another appearance at wine night

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  105. Felicia
    June 18, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Is there any way we can make this more diabetic friendly??? Maybe use stevia in place of maple syrup? I could use agave but that can be much. Any ideas??

    • Wannabe Chef
      June 18, 2011 | 10:21 am

      I’ve had readers make dessert hummus with stevia before,though I’m not sure what the conversion measurements are because I’ve never tried it myself.

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    July 27, 2011 | 9:45 am

    I saw this on Une Vie Saine and I’ve been wanting to try it ever since…I’ve been nervous to give it a go but judging by all these wonderful comments, I’m going to definitely make it this weekend. Love your blog! xx

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    • Katie @ Katie tries to Cook
      August 3, 2011 | 8:21 pm

      Above, thats the link to my blog. I just wanted to pop over here and say thank you so much! Its so delicious. I love it.

  112. Bridget
    August 11, 2011 | 2:10 pm

    I just want to tell you the story of me attempting to make this:

    (Background: I just moved home with my parents from college so all of my stuff is in the basement)

    I find my mom’s food processos and put the ingredients in there. It won’t turn on. I try three different outlets; apparently it’s the machine. So I put it into the blender. The blender apparently leaks-maple syrup all over the floor, table, island, everything. I go downstairs and dig out my Magic Bullet. Dump the ingredients in there (plus more maple syrup). It blends it but not well-too thick for the magic bullet. so I end up mashing it as best as I can by hand, roll it into balls, and bake them as an dessert hummus version of Mama Peas’ Dough Balls.

    Now I have a sink full of pb-syrupy dishes and semi-edible dough balls. *sigh*

    • Wannabe Chef
      August 11, 2011 | 7:41 pm

      Wow! That’s dedication. I’ve never heard of this wearing down a magic bullet before. I hear it whips together in seconds in a Vitamix. Those are so expensive though, I just use a normal food processor.
      I do hope you get a chance to try this again and everything goes smoothly(pun intended).

  113. Jen @ The RA Vegan
    August 28, 2011 | 6:28 pm

    Yum. Just made this for lunches this week. Instead of peanut butter I used soy nut butter and wow. A few extra chocolate chips (It was the end of the package. Why waste?) and this will be great this week! Thanks.

  114. […] it was time for breakfast!    2 pieces of whole grain toast with dessert hummus.  Wow.  And a glass of almond […]

  115. […] Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus- with extra peanut butter and extra chocolate chips […]

  116. Featured Food Blog: The Wannabe Chef | Yummly
    September 7, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    […] someone new to your blog, which recipe do you recommend they try first? My peanut butter chocolate chip dessert hummus does a good job at representing what you’ll find at my blog. It’s somewhat healthy but […]

  117. […] Inspired by this recipe […]

  118. […] guessed it? Chick peas truly are versatile. Do yourself a favour and go a look at this wonderful recipe! It sounds absolutely delicious. I am going to try to make it over the weekend. Can’t wait! […]

  119. lydia
    January 8, 2012 | 11:22 pm

    I just made this. It won’t last long. I had to hide it behind the bag of spinach. Thank you 🙂

  120. Corinne
    January 10, 2012 | 9:11 pm

    Oh dear God. Going to definitely give it a go!

  121. Breakfast Dessert Hummus
    January 16, 2012 | 10:19 pm

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  122. […] from/inspired by The Wannabe Chef via Branny Boils […]

  123. […] Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus (healthified!) –The Wannabe Chef […]

  124. Peanut Butter & Hummus Dessert
    January 31, 2012 | 10:33 am

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  125. Erin
    February 1, 2012 | 5:31 pm

    I just made this for my daughters dance tonight, well for the picky moms to see if they can tell…. then Ill sneak in for the kids later. I only had one can of chick peas, (I always have more) so I substituded cannelli beans and chick peas on can of each and dubled the recipe. I used almond butter (thats what was on hand) and chocolate covered raisins, and a tad bit more syrup. It taste just like cookie dough! I love it!

  126. Maria in NJ
    February 2, 2012 | 2:21 pm

    just made your recipe, it is delicious…wish I had mini chips though…and I didn’t use that much maple syrup, used some agave…it was really good….

  127. Melissa
    February 7, 2012 | 6:43 pm

    Delish. Begs the question…has anyone tried this with Nutella?

  128. Peanut Butter Boy
    February 10, 2012 | 9:06 am

    Seriously? I’m making this this weekend. Actually, I want it now. If you wanna do a guest post of this recipe (or something else) on PBB, let me know! HolyCrapAmazing!

  129. […] a little lot healthier so you can lick that bowl with a clean conscience. This recipe comes from a fellow blogger. He calls it “dessert hummus” but I think it deserves more credit. This stuff tastes […]

  130. Colleen
    March 11, 2012 | 9:07 pm

    OMG! I’ve never commented on a recipe before AND I’ve never made hummus… had to take the time to comment because this is AWESOME!! I left out the chips to keep it a little healthier… It is just what I’ve been looking for to feed that night sugar crave!! THANK YOU!!!

  131. Amanda
    March 25, 2012 | 7:55 pm

    I made this with canellini beans instead of chickpeas, and it turned out to be delicious. Also added some cinnamon and used stevia instead of the maple syrup, to cut back on the sugar. I used a NuNaturals stevia blend, as well as some of their vanilla stevia drops. YUM!

  132. Cinnamon Spiced Sweet Kidney Bean Spread
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  133. Vegetarian Snacks
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  134. Dessert Hummus
    May 27, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    […] go on and on. But never in my 31 (ugh) years had I heard of dessert hummus. So when I came across the recipe, I was obviously intrigued – and a little nervous. Would I end up with an inedible pile of […]

  135. […] can not take the credit on this recipe though.  I first saw it here  and here.  However, I made some slight changes and made it just right for me.  To me, the key is […]

  136. […] after reading this post by Mama Pea. chocolate-chip blondies and chocolate-chip brownies. Evan’s dessert hummus would also be a winner. I think I’ll pick up a can of chickpeas […]

  137. jenn
    June 10, 2012 | 5:42 pm

    OMG this recipe looks soooooo goooood!! I absolutely <3 cookie dough! 😀 I've never tried hummus before, but i'm very willing to give dessert hummus a try! 😀

    Since i'm allergic to peanuts/peanut butter and any pea in the pea family, i'm gonna substitute in Almond Butter (my fav!) and White Beans instead. I'm also gonna substitute in 1/4 cup of Agave Nectar & 2 tbsp of brown sugar (to give it that extra true dough consistency).

    So excited!! 😀

    • Christy
      July 10, 2012 | 10:50 am

      Jenn, I didn’t read your post until after I posted my question below about white beans! Did you try it and how did it turn out?

  138. Christy
    July 10, 2012 | 10:49 am

    I love hummus but have never tried a dessert hummus. I have read a couple of the comments on the strong chickpea taste in this recipe. Has anyone tried it with white beans instead of the chickpeas? I absolutely love white bean hummus and I am thinking the milder flavor of the beans could be a winner!

  139. claire
    July 23, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    I tried this and it was ok but i might have put in a bit to much peanut butter my mistake.
    But its a nice easy recip.

  140. Fridays = New Recipes! |
    August 28, 2012 | 6:14 pm

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  141. Bonnie
    August 30, 2012 | 5:18 pm

    I just made this and it’s awesome! Thanks for the recipe. I’m excited to experiment with different ingredients.

  142. […] adapted from the wannabe chef […]

  143. Sarah
    November 3, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Any suggestions on what’s best to dip in it? Maybe apples and Graham crackers or are you using just regular pitta bread or chips?

    • Wannabe Chef
      November 3, 2012 | 12:53 pm

      Apples, carrots, and graham crackers are probably my favorite. Never tried chips or pita before but I imagine it’d be good if they were a sweet flavor.

  144. sarah
    November 4, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    Yay, I’m excited to try this! Thank you for the suggestions! I think maybe if I bake my own pitta chips with cinnamon sugar on them it would be really good too! When I try it I will let you know!!

  145. […] dip out of The Happy Herbivore Cookbook. It was only natural, then, that when I saw Evan‘s chocolate chip cookie dough hummus, I knew I needed to make it […]

  146. Ashlie
    January 13, 2013 | 9:11 pm

    I had a real issue pureeing this. I left it on for 7 minutes but there were still whole chickpeas. How long did it take you to puree them? (and my blender is new and I had just made some really smooth and yummy hummus yesterday with it.

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 13, 2013 | 9:15 pm

      It’s never taken me more than a minute with my food processor. Not sure what would make it take that long.

  147. Ashlie
    January 13, 2013 | 9:41 pm

    Food processor? Oh…hmm maybe thats why. I used my blender. I guess that makes sense sine there’s virtually no liquid in this.
    XD Anywho, thanks for an awesome new way to use chickpeas

  148. Pepper
    January 30, 2013 | 5:43 pm

    I was a bit skeptical, so I only made half the recipe. It’s pretty good. I used my ninja to blend it up. I used it for an apple dip. I’m wondering if your pictures were taken after chilling it. Mine isn’t stiff like yours, but still good. What’s left is chilling in the fridge.

  149. Corrie
    February 6, 2013 | 11:00 pm

    All I can say was I was very hesitant to make this. Half of me thought it looked delicious, but the part of me that refuses to “eat this, not that” thought it looked gross.

    So I went for it… and brought it to a Super Bowl party. All I can say is, it’s a new favorite, and it was well received. It pairs best with apple (I served it with a pink lady), as the taste mimics peanut butter and apple, slightly mirroring cookie dough.

    I find things like this are all about naming – if you call it peanut butter chocolate chip dessert hummus, people will go for it. If you call it cookie dough hummus, people will say “yeah but it’s not as good as cookie dough.”

    Anyway, thanks again for the recipe. Love it.

  150. Laura
    February 24, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    This is an awesome recipe! I made it once a couple weeks ago and we just loved it. I asked my 7 year old son what dessert he wanted for his birthday and he asked for Dessert Hummus. We didn’t have any vegan chocolate chips so we used Cacao nibs instead. Yumm!! We don’t even bother to dip anything, we just eat it with a spoon lol.

  151. The Great Ball Recipe Round-up!
    March 11, 2013 | 5:18 pm

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  152. Cookie Dough Hummus
    May 22, 2013 | 7:27 pm

    […] me to a google search, where cookie dough hummus recipes kept popping up. This recipe comes from The Wannabe Chef, and I must say I was quite surprised and pleased with the results. It didn’t taste like […]

  153. Jolaine
    June 19, 2013 | 8:22 am

    When I was a kid my mom used to mix maple syrup and peanut butter and make sandwiches with it. When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. I made it last night. Delicious!

  154. Evi
    August 8, 2013 | 5:24 pm

    Just made this…my kids unfortunately don’t like it :(. I like it though…but I can’t eat much of it. Too bad. It’s really really good.

  155. […] great for dipping bread and veggies! I was very excited the first time I discovered a recipe with a sweet hummus at this great food blog by the “Wannabe Chef“. Reading his food blog makes you hungry, […]

  156. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip - Food Doodles
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  157. Chickpeas for Dessert? | Robyn Law
    March 6, 2014 | 1:38 am

    […] it was time to create my own version of Wannabe Chef’s Dessert Hummus. Here I am made my raw choc for the choc chips – coconut oil, maple syrup and cacao […]

  158. Julie G.
    December 14, 2014 | 1:32 am

    Dessert Hummus, what a great idea! This is something I can bring to work and have all my coworkers asking me the recipe for. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  159. A Finger Food Feast |
    December 27, 2014 | 5:58 am

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  160. Hummus
    March 6, 2015 | 6:33 pm

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  161. […] items. I wanted to make one with similar ingredients hoping for a similar taste. I ended up finding this recipe and with a few slight modifications and homemade cookie dough hummus was […]