Chocolate Chickpea Bark has it all: sweet and salty, soft and crunchy. A complete taste and texture experience! You will be hooked from the very first bite. Make it a great addition to your New Year’s spread. It tastes equally delicious paired with a glass of bubbly or a steamy cup of coffee.
Not just for hummus anymore, chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) boast so much nutritional value I thought they deserved to expand their recipe resume. Don’t get me wrong, I love hummus — which is what chickpeas are probably best known for. Understandably, hummus has gained much popularity in the modern diet. It provides a great source of plant-based protein that can double as a great side dish or a meal in and of itself. But they provide so much more. Chickpeas offer a great source of fiber which has a favorable impact on blood sugar and overall colon health. Iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K all contribute to bone health. Chickpeas also contain selenium which is not present in a lot of fruits and vegetables. Selenium can act as an anti-inflammatory and aid in liver enzyme function. What’s not to love?!
Roast those little guys up, add some chocolate filled with antioxidants, and you not only have a mouth-watering snack or dessert, but you also infuse your body with a great spectrum of vitamins, minerals, plant-based protein and fiber!
I hope you like this new spin on chickpeas as much as we do. If you have kids you may want to make a double batch. My kids liked this recipe so much I had to place a permanent guard on it until I was able to finish the photography for the post! Enjoy!!
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