If there is one bean that never get’s old, it’s chickpeas!! They make for the perfect snack, the flour can be used as a gluten free binder, and don’t get me started on the hummus.
Packed with plant protein and fiber, chickpeas are one of my favorites and they are a bargain to boot!! Think chickpeas are only used for savory dishes?! Think again!
You can use the brine to create vegan macarons (I have yet to nail a recipe yet as it’s so temperamental), add the whipped brine into recipes for a little lift. (experimenting next week with this!), or you can roast and toss in some dark chocolate for a more filling indulgence!
Needless to say, there are endless options with chickpeas!
What’s fab about this recipe, is everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable, features crispy cinnamon and sugar roasted chickpeas, sugar free, made with stevia sweetened chocolate, are perfect for any season, can easily be made in bulk, has texture, aesthetic appeal, packs protein, fiber, and is a fun modern spin on plain ol’ dark chocolate!
If you love all things chocolate, chickpeas, or just fun effortless modern vegan desserts, you’re going to love this new vegan Dark Chocolate Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Chickpea Bark!!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Open your package of garbanzo beans and pour into a strainer, rinsing with cool water. Shake off excess water and pour onto a towel to dry. Make sure all skins are removed from the beans.
Return garbanzos beans to the baking sheet and place in 400 degree Fahrenheit oven to roast for 40 minutes.
Shake baking sheet in a circular motion every 10-15 minutes to ensure even roasting.
Remove from oven when garbanzos are a medium brown color and crispy when tasted. Set tray on cooling rack.
While garbanzos are cooling, melt chocolate chips. Add in 1 tbs coconut oil. Chocolate should be completely melted and drip off of the end of the spoon easily.
Pour chocolate into a small mixing bowl and add garbanzos while they are still warm. Stir and then pour onto a baking pan (I used a loaf pan) with a fresh sheet of parchment paper. Spread evenly on baking sheet with spatula.
Refrigerate for a few hours to solidify the chocolate. Once very firm, remove from refrigerator and either cut or break into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerate.