Allergen-Free Super Bowl Snack: Crispy Chickpeas

I’m not a huge fan of football, which is kind of an understatement. The truth is more like football isn’t even on my radar even when it’s on the television. But it’s kind of hard to escape the hype surrounding the Super Bowl, and I have to admit that even I enjoy going to a Super Bowl party. Not for the football, of course, but for the snacks!

Most Super Bowl snacks will add a few inches to your waistline, a few pounds to the scale, and a few more clogs in your arteries, but you won’t feel the least bit guilty popping these guilt-free crunchy crispies like they’re candy. Even my Certain Little Someone was thoroughly enjoying munching away while he watched his favorite Thomas!

A major plus is that they’re super easy to make!

Crispy Chickpeas

adapted from All You magazine

2 TBSP olive oil

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. paprika

2 15.5oz cans chickpeas

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Lay on a towel, and pat dry. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil and spices. Add the chickpeas, and stir until thoroughly coated. Line a baking sheet with foil and lay the chickpeas on it in a single layer. Bake at 450F for 45-50 minutes, stirring the chickpeas often. Remove from oven when they are browned and crunchy. Cool before serving.

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