Honey Sesame Chick Peas


Tonight we went to see the movie “Gone Girl”.


And that’s pretty much what happened.


I fell asleep.


Not a doze. A deep, Titanic REM sleep.


It’s not all Ben Affleck’s fault.


Although he still owes me $8.50 for Gigli. And Daredevil. And Jersey Girl. And Man About Town.  And the J-Lo years. And what he makes next.

081I did eat a massive tub of popcorn however that equaled this month’s electric bill. That may have contributed to the nap.


I think I’ll make these honey sesame chickpeas for our next movie night.


Which will be starring Matt Damon Ryan Gosling.


Honey Sesame Chick Peas

Know this: this is not an easy recipe. Much like Ben Affleck movies, it is going to take a while to get it right. You have to make sure your chick peas are totally dry before you start roasting and to do this, you should start with dried chickpeas, not canned. If you do use canned, drain and pat away until these suckers are bone dry or you will be stuck with soggy chick peas. Which are not a good movie snack.
  • 2 {15 ounce} cans Chickpeas {aka garbanzo}, drained and rinsed or I bag of dried chickpeas (soaked)
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 tablespoon toasted Sesame Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  1. Arrange the chickpeas on a large, rimmed metal sheet pan. Roast in a preheated 400 degree oven for 40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together honey, toasted sesame oil and salt.
  3. Once the chickpeas are roasted, remove and drizzle with the honey mixture and toss around. Sprinkle with the sesame, stir to coat the chickpeas and then slide them back into the oven for 10 more minutes or until caramelized.
  4. Allow to cool (honey will harden to a candy coating) before serve.




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