Theses were so good. I made the recipe as is. I had no issues with drying the chick peas and did nothing special or time consuming. Just rinsed well, drained well (shook the collender until there was no more water dripping), lay out on paper towels for 10 min. Moved to a dry paper towel for another 10 minutes and that was all. Followed the rest of the recipe and they came out great. Crunchy and full of flavor! I'll be making this again and again and again!