This delicious sweet snack idea may sound like a strange flavour combination but, trust me, it honestly works so well! The combination of sweet and salty in this is reminiscent of chocolate coated pretzels and the roasted chickpeas add such a wonderful crunch.
I had a few different people taste test this for me and I didn’t tell them what was in the chocolate until after they had told me they loved it! I have also had great feedback from people who saw the recipe on my social media before I wrote this up so it has been a very unexpected hit!
If dark chocolate isn’t really your thing then I think taste wise this would work with a dairy free milk chocolate, (or dairy containing milk chocolate if you eat it), but I’m not overly convinced the crunchy chickpeas would pair well with white chocolate so maybe give this a miss.
Once the chickpeas have roasted allow them to cool slightly before adding them to the bowl containing the chocolate. You can roast the chickpeas in any type of oil you want, however, it does need to be coconut oil that you use to melt into the chocolate. If needed you can pat any excess oil off the chickpeas before stirring them into the chocolate.
I like to use individual granola bar or brownie moulds to make these, I typically get three bars, and usually slice each one into three chunks. However, you could use any kind of small tray you have to hand.
Once set, you will need to keep these in the fridge or freezer to ensure they do not melt.