Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe with Rosemary and Garlic

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This spicy roasted chickpeas snack recipe is my new solution to snack time guilt. No more ‘hangry’ mom who is irritable because she is trying to avoid snacking. No more gazing longingly at my husband while he inhales food during our pre-bedtime TV session. Nope. Now, I am going to happily make this roasted chickpeas snack recipe several times a week to I can snack without guilt. Chickpeas (otherwise known as garbanzo beans) are loaded with flavor. But, who wants to sit around eating beans out of a can, right? Beans are loaded with protein and a whole bunch of other good for you stuff. Drained, seasoned and roasted in the oven, they become a delicious high protein snack that can keep you fueled up without adding excess carbohydrates like some other popular snacks. It takes very little time or effort to make roasted chickpeas and you can adjust the flavor based on your own personal tastes.

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe with Rosemary and Garlic make a great high protein snack!

I chose to drizzle my roasted chickpeas snack recipe with a tad bit of olive oil. I have seen them made without any oil but honestly, I think the seasonings stick better with a bit of oil. Try them both ways and see which you prefer. Some people also choose to spray them with those nonstick sprays in a can but that isn’t really my cup of tea, either. Choose whichever seasonings appeal to your pallet and salt to taste. They are a delicious bedtime snack or just something to nibble on while you work at your computer!

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe with Rosemary and Garlic make a great high protein snack!

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe

with Parmesan and Rosemary


Yield: 2 to 3 cups

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe with Rosemary and Garlic

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe with Rosemary and Garlic make a great high protein snack!

This spicy roasted chickpeas snack recipe is a high protein, low guilt and very delicious treat if you are trying to eat healthy

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 14.5 Ounces Chickpeas, Drained, Rinsed & Dried
  • 1 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Rosemary
  • 1/8 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


  1. Line a cookie sheet with foil and preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Pour drained, rinsed and dried chickpeas into a bowl
  3. Drizzle with olive oil
  4. Sprinkle with seasonings
  5. Stir everything around a bit to coat everything evenly
  6. Pour onto the foil and bake 30 to 40 minutes, shaking the pan around every 15 minutes or so to ensure even cooking. (for crispy roasted chickpeas, leave in longer. If you like them slightly more tender, cook them for less time)
  7. Remove the pan from the oven and let them cool slightly before eating.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1643Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 251gSugar: 42gProtein: 83g


What flavors would YOU add to this roasted chickpeas snack recipe?


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  1. These look great! Easy to make and something I would enjoy cooking for my family. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love chickpeas for snacks, but never thought about using garlic and rosemary, I will have to try it now for sure!

  3. I’m not a huge fan of chickpeas, but my wife loves them. A spicy version would become an instant favorite to her.

  4. That looks delicious! I love chickpeas 🙂

  5. What am I doing wrong? My chickpeas are sticking so bad that about a quarter are destroyed by me unsticking them while trying to turn.

    • Diane Hoffmaster says

      My suggestions would be more olive oil, a slightly lower temperature, or a lighter colored or non stick cookie sheet? Also, make sure to shake the pan occasionally!

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