Maple Bacon Pecan Chickpea Recipe

A Sweet And Savoury Snack

Decadent and oh so delicious, salty and sweet flavors will bounce on your tongue as you eat these. Serve them for breakfast with scrambled eggs and croissants or as a snack but either way, they are absolutely delicious.


One 19 oz can of chick peas, drained and rinsed
6 slices of bacon
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 handfuls of broken pecans

  Pre-heat oven to 325 F

  On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, roast the chick peas and bacon for 30 minutes, or until bacon starts to brown a bit.  Increase the oven temperature to 400 F.  Add the pecans and stir, then put the pan back into the oven for about 5 minutes more.  Drizzle the maple syrup over all, stirring. Don't worry if it looks like a lot, it will be tasty. Trust me!

  Put the pan back in the oven and let the maple syrup bubble and glaze the bacon, pecans, and chick peas, which should take about 5-8 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir, and let cool a little before you serve.

Makes about 3 cups

Adapted from Spilling the Beans

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