Chickpea Crunch Bars

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. These healthy crunch bars are made with just four, simple ingredients and 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 chocolate chips, which are sweetened with cane sugar. Hu Kitchen makes really great dairy-free chocolate. Check my Discounts Tab for 15% off Hu Kitchen chocolate.

stacked crunchy chocolate chickpeas on a plate

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

hand holding one chickpea crunch bar

What You’ll Need:

  • Chickpeas
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Chocolate Chips (I used Enjoy Life gluten free, dairy free chocolate chips)
stack of healthy crunch bars on a plate

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 melted coconut oil. 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. Alternatively, air fry the chickpeas at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until the chickpeas are crispy. Remove the chickpeas from the oven and allow them to cool.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips. Place the crispy chickpeas in a bread pan lined with parchment paper. Add the 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.
chickpea crunch bar pin

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you give it a try, please leave a comment below or tag me on instagram and let me know what you think!

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Chickpea Crunch Bars

These healthy crunch bars are made with crispy chickpeas! This simple dessert is made with just 4 ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert

Equipment

  • Strainer
  • Oven
  • Baking Dish
  • Bread Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz Chickpeas
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 cup 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 melted coconut oil. 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. Alternatively, air fry the chickpeas at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until the chickpeas are crispy. Remove the chickpeas from the oven and allow them to cool.
  • Melt the chocolate chips. Place the crispy chickpeas in a bread pan lined with parchment paper. Add the 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

4 responses to “Chickpea Crunch Bars”

  1. Way better than expected! I subbed half a cup of chocolate for peanut butter, and I’m super pleased with how they turned out. Super easy and tasty!

  2. This is right up my alley. I’m going to do all chocolate the first time and then try it with half peanut butter like Sierra did. Can’t wait to buy some chocolate when I go shopping and make this. Thanks for the recipe!

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