Chickpea Crunch Bars

Just because Halloween is over, doesn’t mean I’ve stopped making healthier Halloween treats. These Chickpea Crunch bars are my new jam. They are super easy to make and the taste reminds me so much of classic ‘Crunch’ candy bars. You only need 5 ingredients to make this recipe and the ingredients I used are gluten free and dairy free. I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips, which are gluten free and dairy free, but you can use any chocolate that you like. My favorite “healthier” chocolate brands are Enjoy Life, Hu Kitchen, and Lilys Chocolate. Lilys chocolate is sweetened with stevia so it doesn’t taste as sweet. I wanted this recipe to taste sweet so I used Enjoy Life because it is sweetened with cane sugar. Hu Kitchen makes really great paleo chocolate. Check my Discounts Tab for 15% off Hu Kitchen chocolate.

If you’re looking for more chickpea recipes, also checkout my savory, Crispy Chickpeas recipe.

What You’ll Need:

  • 15oz can chickpeas
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life gluten free, dairy free chocolate chips)

How To Make Chickpea Crunch Bars:

  1. Thoroughly rinse one 15oz can of chickpeas in a strainer. Pat the chickpeas dry using a towel.
  2. Add the chickpeas to a bowl. To the bowl, add 1 tsp coconut oil and cinnamon to your taste preference. Mix the contents of the bowl until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  3. Evenly space the chickpeas across a baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the chickpeas are crispy. Remove the chickpeas from the oven and allow them to cool.
  4. Place the crispy chickpeas in a bread pan lined with parchment paper. Add 1 1/2 cups melted chocolate chips to the bread pan. Spread until evenly coated and top with a pinch of sea salt.
  5. Place the bread pan in the fridge for about an hour or until the chocolate has completely hardened.
  6. Once hardened, remove the chocolate from the bread pan and cut into bars.

I hope you love this recipe, please let me know in the comments or on instagram (@wellbymel_) if you give this recipe a try! I’d love to know what you think.

Chickpea Crunch Bars

These Chickpea Crunch Bars are a healthier version of classic Crunch candy bars. This recipe is gluten free, vegan, and made with just 5 ingredients!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Strainer
  • Oven
  • Baking Dish
  • Bread Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz Chickpeas
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

  • Thoroughly rinse one 15oz can of chickpeas in a strainer. Pat the chickpeas dry using a towel.
  • Add the chickpeas to a bowl. To the bowl, add 1 tsp coconut oil and cinnamon to your taste preference. Mix the contents of the bowl until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  • Evenly space the chickpeas across a baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the chickpeas are crispy. Remove the chickpeas from the oven and allow them to cool.
  • Place the crispy chickpeas in a bread pan lined with parchment paper. Add 1 1/2 cups melted chocolate chips to the bread pan. Spread until evenly coated and top with a pinch of sea salt.
  • Place the bread pan in the fridge for about an hour or until the chocolate has completely hardened.
  • Once hardened, remove the chocolate from the bread pan and cut into bars.
Keyword Chickpea Crunch Bars, Chocolate, crispy chickpeas, Gluten Free, Vegan

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Hi, I’m Mel! I’m so excited to have you visit my page! I am a Masters candidate at Columbia University, studying Nutrition Education. Following the program, I will pursue RD accreditation. I love all things health and wellness and am a firm believer in eating real food. I am here to share easy, healthy, and delicious recipes! There is a common misconception that eating healthy is bland and unappetizing, but it doesn’t have to be! I truly believe that eating healthy can be fun and delicious and I hope that my recipes show you how. I also share tips on nontoxic living. I hope you follow along 😊

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