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.

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