3-Ingredient Crispy Cocoa Air Fryer Chickpeas (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Allergy-Free)


Looking for a quick & easy chocolate snack? These 3-Ingredient Crispy Cocoa Chickpeas are gluten-free, vegan, allergy-free, and sugar-free! This recipe can be made quick and oil-free in the air fryer or roasted in the oven! A healthy, sweet, and protein-packed snack the whole family will love!




  1. Drain and rinse your chickpeas and pat dry.
  2. Add the chickpeas, cocoa, and stevia to a large mixing bowl and mix to fully coat the chickpeas.
  3. Air Fryer Method: In batches, (do NOT overcrowd the air fryer basket), place about half the chickpeas in the air fryer basket and set the air fryer to 400°F for 10 minutes. Halfway through, give the basket a shake and then allow the chickpeas to continue until crunchy and crisp. You can always add or decrease the time as needed for your air fryer.
  4. Oven Method: Spread the coated chickpeas out on a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet in a single layer (not overcrowded). Roast the chickpeas in a preheated oven at 400°F for 30-45 minutes, checking and giving the chickpeas a shake every 10 minutes so they do not burn.
  5. For both methods, allow the chickpeas to cool completely before storing in an airtight container or glass jar.