Cruchy Chili Chickpea Snacks

Looking for a salty, crunchy snack with less guilt? We've found your potato chip alternative!

1 cup dried chickpeas
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon lime juice

Pick over and rinse the chickpeas. Cover them with water 2 inches above the level of the beans and let soak overnight. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Put in a pot with enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of the chili powder and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain. Place in a bowl and toss with the lime juice.

Preheat the oven to 400F. Lift the chickpeas out of the bowl with a slotted spoon and place them in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet. Stir after 15 minutes, brushing them with the lime juice remaining in the bowl. Repeat three times, the last time sprinkling them with the remaining chili powder and salt. When they are golden brown and crispy (about 50-60 minutes in total) remove from the oven . Cool completely before serving.


  1. Seriously? Chickpeas are some of my favorite things! I love you for this!!

  2. Thank you SO much for this. We are Orthodox christians who fast over advent and we ALWAYS need fun things to take to Christmas parties that we can eat!

  3. I have made these many times before and I love them. I like to add some curry to them for a bit more spice. Also, let them sit out for the night after you make them and they will get drier and crunchier.



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