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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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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.


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 :)


these were really good.  i only used 1 tbsp olive oil (which seemed like enough), and an italian spice blend instead of the others since im not a huge fan of hot & spicy stuff.  they definitely need to bake for at least 40 minutes to get even a little crispy it seems though.  i ate them all from the pan while they were still toasty warm.


YumYumYum!!  :D  These are a tasty, spicy snack. Next time I will make more so there will be some left over.



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