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    3-ingredient Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bark (vegan)

    3-ingredient Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bark for a quick and easy healthy snack!

    3-ingredient Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bark for a quick and easy healthy snack!3-ingredient Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bark for a quick and easy healthy snack!

    I truly cannot remember that last time I had dinner and didn’t crave something chocolatey afterwards. It is my number one habit that I am not willing to break for anything. Even when I did Clean Program, I had chocolate afterwards.

    I have to say, my biggest habit could be worse and the happiness having some dark chocolate brings me is just indescribable. I am crazy, I know. But I am always looking for new and innovative ways to get that sweet fix and also give an extra nutritional boost at the same time.

    This 3-ingredient Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bark does just that.

    Typically we think of chickpeas as a savory dish. Something you can pulse into hummus or make into falafel. And don’t get me wrong, that is flipping delicious, but I am excited to introduce a dessert using these pulses in their whole form.

    Why do I love pulses so much you may ask? Well you may have seen in past recipes that I have partnered with USA Pulses this year to bring you a variety of recipes and inspiration to get your daily pulse intake. Remember that chickpea granola or those brownie batter truffles? Ya, these are all about the pulses too friends.

    In case you are scratching your head wondering what a pulse is.. Pulses are edible seeds of legumes like dry peas, beans, lentils and my personal fav, chickpeas. Pulses provide plant-based fiber and protein and they are extremely affordable. They’re easy to include into your diet in a variety of ways and the possibilities are pretty much endless.

    I have a few more recipes up my sleeve I will be sharing soon using pulses so stock up on some beans, lentils and any of your other favorite pulses. You will need them 😉 And you don’t want to miss the Half-Cup Habit challenge where we are eating 1/2 cup of pulses 3x per week. Easy, delicious and nutritious.

    But first, let’s do this 3-ingredient Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bark

    WHAT YOU NEED

    Dark chocolate chips or bar (I use this or this – code RACHL for them too and you can get free chocolate!)

    Chickpeas

    Coconut oil

    3-ingredient Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bark for a quick and easy healthy snack!3-ingredient Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bark for a quick and easy healthy snack!

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    3-ingredient Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bark (vegan)

    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 50 mins
    Total Time 1 hr

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (vegan if necessary)
    • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil (you may need more)
    • 1.5 cups unsalted chickpeas (I used canned)

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spray or lightly grease
    3. Add chickpeas to tray and spray with coconut oil or preferred oil
    4. Roast in oven for 25 minutes or until crunchy; let cool on tray
    5. In a microwave safe bowl, add dark chocolate chips and coconut oil
    6. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir then microwave again (repeat until melted - you can also use double boiler if you prefer!)
    7. In a large bowl, combine roasted chickpeas and dark chocolate then pour onto lined baking tray and add to freezer to set for 20-30 minutes
    8. Break apart and enjoy!

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    xx, Rach

    3-ingredient Dark Chocolate Chickpea Bark for a quick and easy healthy snack!

    Thank you USA Pulses & Pulses Canada for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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    7 Comments

  • Reply Tori//Gringalicious.com August 8, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Omg, wow this looks incredible! I’ve never even considered doing something like this with chickpeas but I am so intrigued now. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Reply Emily August 8, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I 100% agree that chocolate is almost always a craving after dinner. I love how you used chickpeas in this one!

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  • Reply April McDaniel August 24, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Any thoughts about adding a touch of sugar to make it just a bit more sweet?

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    • Reply Rachel August 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      totally up to you! i found this was sweet enough for me but personal preference 🙂

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  • Reply Caroline September 13, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Would this be possible to do without an oven? Like could I roast the chickpeas on a pan?

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    • Reply Rachel September 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      haven’t tried that but definitely let me know if it works!

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