Introduction: Easy Crispy, Crunchy, Tasty, Healthy Snack - Baked Chick Peas

I love Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas). I especially love it when I make Hummus. Middle Eastern food is sooooooooooo tasty! I had cans of Garbanzo Beans in my pantry for Hummus and I read about frying them. I tried frying them in olive oil and they were very tasty, but a little greasy. Then I tried baking them and I got almost the same result so I want to share it with you. As a snack, they disappear quickly. I just love the crunch. They are a healthy snack and also can be tossed in salads.

Step 1: Ingredients

****1 can of Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas) My favorite is S & W Premium Garbanzo Beans. They are the most tasty and the salt in it is just right.

****1 Tablespoon of a good tasting olive oil

**** table salt (optional)

First step: Turn oven on at 400 degrees

Step 2: Drain Beans

Open can and pour into a strainer and drain liquid

Step 3: Rinse Beans

Rinse beans under running water

Step 4: Dry Beans

Pour beans onto a paper towel

Step 5: Pat Dry

Cover with another paper towel and pat dry

Step 6: Add Olive Oil

Put beans in a bowl and add 1 Tablespoon Olive oil and mix well so the oil coats the beans

Step 7: Bake

Pour beans onto a cookie sheet (you do not need to grease the cookie sheet) and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven

Step 8: Bake for 35-40 Minutes

Bake beans for 35- 40 min. until it's crispy and light golden brown. You must move the beans around (flip and turn them) about every 10 minutes so they don't burn (this is very important)

Step 9: Done!

Take them out of the oven, let them cool and start munching. They also can be tossed with a little sea salt . You can also add your favorite spices to them to or a dash or two of hot sauce to fire them up. Enjoy!

I doubled this recipe (used 2 cans of beans) That is a nice amount to serve 4 people.