A nutritious alternative to other chocolate spreads on the market, being lower in sugar and salt, with all the benefits of chickpeas.


  • 1 cup McKenzies Chickpeas

  • 1 tbs peanut butter

  • 4 tbs mild olive oil (or canola oil)

  • ½ cup cocoa powder

  • ½ cup raw castor sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1.

    Prepare chickpeas by cooking in 3 ¼ cup water until well cooked (approx 1 – 1½ hrs).

  • 2.

    Place warm chickpeas and remaining ingredients into the food processor and puree thoroughly. This could take approximately 10 minutes.

  • 3.

    With the motor running, slowly pour in up to 6 tablespoons of water, one tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired spreading consistency. 

  • 4.

    Spoon into a jar and store in the fridge.

  • Tips:

  • 1.

    Store in a sealed container in the fridge.

  • 2.

    If you wish to avoid peanuts/nuts, either replace the peanut butter with another nut butter/spread or omit it altogether. 

  • 3.

    This recipe could serve as a base for other flavours, only limited by your imagination. Try adding a splash of peppermint essence and eating with strawberries, use brown sugar in place of the castor sugar for a greater caramel flavour or replace peanut butter with coconut and spread on banana slices for a tasty snack!

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 228kj
  • Fat Total 8g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 37g
  • Sugar 21g
  • Sodium 7mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

Powered by Edamam


Recipe courtesy of McKenzie's

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings