Roasted Chickpeas

So the other night I got the bright idea to roast some chickpeas. I opened a can, drained & rinsed them, dried them off, then tossed them with some olive oil, maple syrup, and a delicious spice blend…

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Organic Fair Mythic Molé gourmet organic spice rub. A delicious combination of cocoa, spices, chilis and more. I was going for that sweet/spicy flavour combination.

All went well – my little ‘peas roasted away, and came out crispy and delicious.

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I snack away on a few, then figure I should pack them up so I can take them for snacks at school the rest of the week.

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I thought a glass jar stored on the counter would give me the best shot at keeping them crispy. And yes, I made sure they were completely cool before I put them in there.

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Sadly, the next day they were no longer the crispy little ‘peas that I wanted them to be. They weren’t soggy, but they didn’t have the texture that i wanted either. And in fact, the insides seemed a little dry and crumbly. Le sigh.

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So I stored them in the fridge, to avoid any mold growing on them. But they just weren’t the same.

My question to all of you is…

 

How do I store roasted chickpeas so that they stay as amazing little crispy snacks? Because eating a whole can in one sitting straight out of the oven isn’t really feasible. Is there any way to keep them crispy and delicious to eat at a later date, or is this just a futile effort on my part?

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5 Comments on “Roasted Chickpeas”

  1. September 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    I love roasted chickpeas! I don’t have any storage tips sadly, as I usually prepare just enough for one sitting. I would love to find a way to keep them around for spontaneous salad topping!

  2. October 2, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Same thing happened to mine when I made them. They got “soggy” pretty fast. Haven’t come up with a stay crisp solution, though…

  3. October 2, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    I’ve had the same thing happen when I’ve done this as well. Think it would work better if you were dehydrating the chickpeas? What if you used dry chickpeas (or is that what you used?)?

  4. Health Freak College Girl
    October 18, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    mmm roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite snacks 🙂 i usually don’t have to worry about storing them though because my family usually eats them all haha

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