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Spicy Chickpea Snack

What you need: 

2-4 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon Cajun spice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pour oil into baking pan, add spices, mix well.
2. Add chickpeas and mix until well coated.
3. Place in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until crunchy. Stir once half way. Enjoy cold or hot.
I like to eat these instead of chips or other junk while I watch a movie.

Preparation Time: 
3 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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This is a great snack! I used chili powder, cayenne pepper, fresh black pepper, and salt. VERY easy. I used about 4 cups of fresh cooked garbanzo beans and after they were all crisped up (which took about 40 minutes give or take), I came away with a little over 2 cups of snacks. So make a big batch because they'll go quick:)


I agree with everyone else, these were great. Soooo quick and easy and yet another thing I would have never thought to do myself. My dad liked them too, he said, "I could put a bowl of these out instead of chips like at a superbowl party... I could eat a whole bowl by myself," to which I replied, "that's almost exactly what the recipe author wrote!" 

I didn't have any "cajun" spice, I just used some smoked paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper. Baked them in my toaster oven and they only took about 20 minutes total. I did only use about 1/3 of a can of chickpeas, though.



This was a nice snack! I used 1/2 tsp of garam masala with a tbs of chili powder and a sprinkling of black pepper. I took them out of the oven when they started popping (perhaps the heat was up too high) and they crisped up a bit as they cooled. They were soft on the inside and somewhat crispy on the outside. My husband and I couldn't stop eating them. They were all gone in about 10 minutes... Next time I'll have to make a double batch. I suspect the secret to this is to leave them in the oven for a long period of time at a lower temperature. My oven was at 220 Celsius.. Next time I think I'll try 150 Celsius and see what happens....


I FINALLY made this tonight and I was not disappointed!  I baked the chickpeas closer to 40 minutes so they were extra crispy.  They are an absolutly wonderful snack!!


This is a great snack recipe.  I used just under 2 Tbl of olive oil, plus a little bit of sesame oil, then added finely chopped cilantro and a little curry powder.  Very good.


big . . . scratch that . . . HUGE hit with the family. 
I used different seasoning (see spicy fries  Great snack, sure to taste fantastic with any variety of spice or herbs.  Thanks for sharing this easy snack food!


I loved these! Like a lot of other people i had to cook mine for about an hour though..

and i didnt add any salt.


Once mine started popping I took them out of the oven because some were quite brown. Maybe you should lower the heat next time?


my chickpeas are in the oven but they are popping and exploding quite a bit, have i done something wrong?


I didn't have time to cook these to total crunchiness, but they did get to this really nice crispness on the outside while staying soft inside that reminded me of seasoned fries :)



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