Roasted Chick Pea Snack Mix

roasted chickpea snack mix

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This sweet and spicy roasted chick pea snack mix is packed with fiber and protein and perfect when you’re looking for a healthy, crunchy snack!



1 can Bush’s® Garbanzo Beans
4 cups popcorn
1 cup plantain chips
1/2 cup peanuts
Optional mix ins- dried fruit, chocolate chips
2 Tbsp butter
1/21 tsp cayenne pepper
23 tsp brown sugar


  1. Drain Bush’s® Garbanzo Beansand pour onto a paper towel. Rub gently to dry.
  2. Put chick peas in the basket of an air fryer and spray with oil. Roast plain or sprinkle with a little salt and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper if desired.
  3. Set air fryer to 400 degrees and cook 15 min, stopping to toss every 5 min. Check every min or so after 10 min until you figure out how quickly they cook in your air fryer. (See note below if you don’t have an air fryer.)
  4. Put 1/4 cup popcorn kernels in a brown paper lunch sack. Fold the top down and use the popcorn button in the microwave. (See note below)
  5. Combine roasted chick peas and popcorn in a large bowl with plantain chips and peanuts.
  6. Melt 2 Tbsp butter and mix in brown sugar and cayenne. Stir to combine then pour over snack mixture. Stir well.
  7. Pour onto a baking sheet and bake at 250 for 45 min, stirring once. Let cool completely before eating.


  1. If you don’t have an air fryer you can roast the chickpeas in the oven.
  2. Feel free to cook the popcorn however you like or use store bought.
  3. You can sub banana chips or crunchy cereal for the plantain chips.
  4. For a savory mix, skip the brown sugar and add garlic powder or paprika. Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to fit your taste.
  5. Mix in any optional additions like dried fruit or chocolate chips after it’s completely cooled.