Rating: 4.16 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a great, healthy snack or finger food that pairs well with a cold beer, if desired. I came up with this recipe and needed to share.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Combine drained chickpeas, olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt, hot sauce, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper, and cumin in a large bowl. Spread evenly over 2 baking sheets.

  • Bake in the center of the preheated oven, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes, until chickpeas are golden and look dry on the outside, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Let cool before serving, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Cooking time may vary. It is okay for some peas to start to burn slightly. They will get crunchier as they cool.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 16.4g; fat 7.7g; sodium 813.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2017
A crunchy, tasty, healthy snack- once you get it right... It took a few tries at this recipe to get it right, though... Got best results by: reducing the amount of salt to 1 1/2 tsp divided; cutting the amount of olive oil down to 2 1/2 tbs; reducing the oven temperature to 375 on the convection roast setting, for no more than 25-30 minutes, mixing the chickpeas every 10 minutes; adding whole cumin seeds ( to taste); and adding a pinch or two of red pepper flakes. Make sure you keep a close watch on the mixture and remove as soon as you hear the sound of the peas rattling on the pans as you mix them. You'll notice the difference from the sound they make after the 10 and 20 minute mixes. It's worth the effort for this addictive snack! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2017
Reduce the temp to 375 added cayenne Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2017
Addicted to these! Have made it 3 times messing with amount of spices. I'm trying to do a no gluten, carb cleanse and looking for healthy all natural snacks, so this was a great find. I definitely add more salt, but cooking wise time, this has made the most crunchy ones I have tried. LOVE! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2017
A crunchy, tasty, healthy snack- once you get it right... It took a few tries at this recipe to get it right, though... Got best results by: reducing the amount of salt to 1 1/2 tsp divided; cutting the amount of olive oil down to 2 1/2 tbs; reducing the oven temperature to 375 on the convection roast setting, for no more than 25-30 minutes, mixing the chickpeas every 10 minutes; adding whole cumin seeds ( to taste); and adding a pinch or two of red pepper flakes. Make sure you keep a close watch on the mixture and remove as soon as you hear the sound of the peas rattling on the pans as you mix them. You'll notice the difference from the sound they make after the 10 and 20 minute mixes. It's worth the effort for this addictive snack! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2017
Tasty-but-burnt. The cooking time was way off for my oven. 15min stir 15min stir & then after the last 10min it was almost on fire. Black crunchy & barely still edible. Will try this again at a lower temp & keep a much closer eye on it. Ooops! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2021
I made it in the air fryer on the oven setting with a drizzle of olive oil, some garlic pepper seasoning and a dash of himalayan pink salt. I set it for 425 at 20 minutes and they came out perfect. Light flavor not oily, will definitely do it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2016
I soaked dry chickpeas for this recipe and used less olive oil and tobasco and they turned out nice but they are missing salt. I will try marinading the chickpeas for an hour prior to baking next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2016
Make these for your next race or game day party! Finger-lickin' good! Definitely serve this with your favorite beer. Method works very well giving you a crispy snack! Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2016
my new favorite snack Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2021
were too dry Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2017
I make these all the time! I usually put Rosemary! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2017
Reduce the temp to 375 added cayenne Read More