Sweet & Salty Chickpea Snack Mix

Move over, potato chips. Here comes a healthy baked snack mix with toasted chickpeas, rice crisps, raisins and sunflower seeds.
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To satisfy your next snack attack, walk past the potato chip aisle to grab a can of chickpeas instead. And enjoy this baked protein-packed snack that delivers an Indian-inspired crunch.

To keep your snack mix fresh and crunchy, store in Ziploc® brand Snack Bags. Consider dividing the mix into portions so it’s ready to go into lunches or into your purse for on-the-go snacking. Or save the whole batch in Ziploc® brand VersaGlass® Containers.

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Bake Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time:1 ½ hour
  • Servings: Makes approximately 5 cups


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mild curry powder
  • 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup roasted, salted peanuts or sunflower seeds


step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Drain the chickpeas and dry them with a paper towel. Toss with olive oil and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and transfer to a parchment-lined or foil-lined baking sheet with sides. Bake for an hour until the chickpeas are dry and crisp. Let cool.
step 2
While the chickpeas are roasting, heat the butter over medium-low heat in a small saucepan until it smells toasty and turns light amber in color. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a small bowl. Clean the pan. Measure 1 ½ tablespoons brown butter into the clean pan and return the heat to medium low. Whisk in the curry powder, brown sugar and remaining ¾ teaspoon kosher salt. Cook, stirring until the sugar is moistened. Remove from heat.
step 3
Measure the crispy rice into a large bowl. Coat the rice gently with the curried butter. Scrape the rice onto a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool.
step 4
Carefully pour the crispy rice into a large bowl. Add cooled chickpeas, peanuts or sunflower seeds and raisins. Stir gently and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 cup (34g)
Calories 90
Calories From Fat 35
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 170mg
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Nutritional information provided by
Compu-Food Analysis, Inc.