What do you call them? Chickpeas? Garbanzo beans? I've always called them garbanzo beans. I've always disliked them, unless they were completely annihilated into hummus.
The other day I tried them roasted. I got the idea (and recipe) from "Snack Time" over at Cooking With My Kid. I really hoped I would like them, because I've been looking for a snack as salty and crunchy as popcorn, but healthier.
So I followed the directions--except for the cooking spray, which I replaced with olive oil--sprinkled with sea salt and popped them in the oven. I cooked them a little longer because I wanted them to be really crunchy.
It worked. Think CornNuts, but healthy. Score!
I seriously did not want to stop eating them. I probably ate half a can worth of the beans myself. Hubs liked them, but he likes everything. I introduced them to my kids, and they loved them! I was surprised, but they were eating them as fast as I was. I went to the store that afternoon and bought four more cans of garbanzo beans.
You should try them. Really. Today. Go, go! :)