Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas (Chickpea Cheetos)

Try this Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas (Chickpea Cheetos) for a healthier snack
Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas (Chickpea Cheetos)

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Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas (Chickpea Cheetos)

Try this recipe that combines the tangy, cheesy flavor of Cheetos with the much healthier roasted chickpea so you can snack on your favorite junk food without the guilt.

4
Servings
103
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the seasoning:

  • 1/4 Cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered cheese, such as the cheese that comes with Easy Mac
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon buttermilk powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon cornstarch

For the chickpeas:

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans of chickpeas
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

For the seasoning:

Combine all the ingredients in a spice grinder or coffee grinder. Pulse for 15 to 20 seconds or until the powders are completely combined. Set aside.

For the chickpeas:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Drain and rinse the chickpeas well in a colander. Then, dry them well with paper towels or in a salad spinner. Coat the chickpeas in olive oil and season with the salt. Spread the chickpeas out onto a parchment lined sheet pan in one layer. Bake the chickpeas for 30 minutes in the pre-heated oven.

After the 30 minutes is up, turn off the oven, but leave the chickpeas in the oven for an additional hour to continue to dehydrate and crisp. Cool the chickpeas completely before tossing with the Cheetos seasoning. Store the chickpea Cheetos in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
19mg
2%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
42mg
6%
Sodium, Na
97mg
6%
Water
11g
0%

Cheesy Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheesy Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.