8 Crispy Chickpea Snack Recipes

Everything Bagel Chickpeas

These chickpea snack recipes are the perfect option for afternoon cravings. Whether they are roasted or popped in the air-fryer, the chickpeas get super crispy and crunchy. Chickpeas are a great source of protein, so you can snack on these and feel good about it. Recipes like Everything-Bagel Crispy Chickpeas and Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Chickpeas are healthy, delicious and satisfy any snack craving.

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Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Chickpeas

Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas in white bowl

Roasting canned chickpeas until crispy makes a simple and healthy snack. In this riff on candied nuts, chickpeas are coated with cinnamon sugar to make them irresistible! This snack is best enjoyed the day it is made. Source: EatingWell.com, August 2018

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Spiced Chickpea "Nuts"


When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy. They're a great low-fat substitute for nuts when salty cravings hit. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009

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Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas


Soaking chickpeas in vinegary hot sauce gives them a mouthwatering tang before they crisp up in the oven. The result? An addictively crunchy snack that's actually good for you. Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017

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Everything-Bagel Crispy Chickpeas

Everything Bagel Chickpeas

Crispy, salty and packed with everything-bagel goodness, these crispy chickpeas are a delicious, healthy snack that can be enjoyed on their own or tossed into a salad for added crunch. Removing the skins from the chickpeas helps achieve a better crisp. Look for "everything bagel seasoning" in the spice aisle; it's now available in most supermarkets. Source: EatingWell.com, March 2020

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Air-Fryer Crispy Chickpeas


Air-fried chickpea snacks are intensely flavored and incredibly crunchy. Drying the chickpeas is essential to a good crunch, so don't skip this step. If you have time, leave them out on the counter to dry for an hour or two before frying. Source: EatingWell.com, January 2019

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Toasted Paprika Chickpeas

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Toasted chickpeas are now a popular vegan snack, but why spend extra money buying them at the health food store when you can easily make them yourself? They're delicious as a snack but also make a wonderful salad topping. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Curried Chickpeas

Crispy Curried Chickpeas

Chickpeas roasted in the oven become a tasty, healthy snack in this easy recipe. If making a double batch, be sure to use two rimmed baking sheets so the chickpeas have enough room to crisp up. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2016

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Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
Diana Chistruga

Try this satisfying snack instead of nuts. The tasty legumes are lower in calories and packed with fiber. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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