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. Read on!
Why Chickpeas Are Good For You
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!
What Is the Difference Between Chickpeas and Garbanzo Beans?
Ever wonder what exactly is the difference between chickpeas and garbanzo beans? I’ll make this easy for you: absolutely nothing. Nada. They both own the same scientific name. They are the same. So if all you have in your cupboard are cans of garbanzos beans, you’re good to go!
Chocolate Chickpea Bark
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!!
If you are looking for some savory chickpea recipes, check out my Roasted Chipotle Chickpeas, Chickpea “Chicken” Salad, or my Corn and Chickpea Polenta! Or if you are are flavin’ for more chocalaty goodness, try my Fudgy Avocado Cookies or Toasted Marshmallow Brownies!