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Sweet & Savory Trail Mix With Chocolate & Chickpeas


Sweet & Savory Vegan Chickpea Trail Mix

Are you a snacker? My snacking habit fluctuates depending on the week; sometimes, I’m fine having three large meals without munching in between. Other times, however, I never feel satiated, and my desk drawers at work are filled to the brim with all manner of edible goodies. During weeks like these, I spend way too much money on bars, chocolate, and crackers, even when I know I can make something cheaper (and healthier!) at home.

Next time I’m craving a snack, this sweet and savory trail mix will do the trick. You first roast chickpeas in a salt and vinegar marinade until crispy, then mix with nutty pistachios, sweet raisins, and luxurious dark chocolate. Feel free to swap out the nuts and raisins; I imagine walnuts and cranberries would also be delicious. Be assured–this trail mix will save you next time you’re in need of a snack!

Sweet And Savory Trail Mix


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pistachios
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips


1. Heat oven to 425°F.

2. Rinse chickpeas, then lay them out between two paper towels and pat dry (this helps them get extra crispy in the oven!).

3. Put chickpeas in a large bowl and add vinegar, sea salt, and olive oil. Mix to coat.

4. Put chickpeas on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, until golden.

5. In a large bowl, mix together pistachios, raisins, chocolate chips, and baked chickpeas. Store in a glass container and keep refrigerated.

Also by Molly: Vegan Lentil Soup with Leek & Thyme

Related: Indian-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

“Everything Bagel” Kale Chips

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Molly Lansdowne

Molly Lansdowne

Contributing Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Contributing Editor Molly Lansdowne lives in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and traveling around New England. Follow Molly on Pinterest @bostonvegan and Instagram @molly_lansdowne.
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