Gut loving snack : chickpea bark with mixed seeds, dried fruit and dark chocolate

Chickpea Bark by Dr Hazel Wallace

Dr Hazel Wallace brings us a recipe high in fibre and with loads of plant-based protein from all the chickpeas. Plus the polyphenols from the dark chocolate and dried berries will feed all those good gut bugs. Great for a quick snack during the week!

Chickpea bark with dark chocolate, mixed seeds and dried berries


130g of dark chocolate
1 (400g) tin of chickpeas
2 tbsp mixed seeds
2 tbsp of dried fruit
Pinch of salt.


Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Pat dry with paper towel or a clean tea towel (important to get them very dry).

Drizzle the chickpeas in olive oil and a pinch of salt and cook in the air fyer at 200c for 15 minutes or in a hot oven at 180c for 25-30 mins until crispy.

Melt the chocolate and stir through the chickpeas until coated.

Pour the mixture onto a tray lined with baking paper and flatten with the back of a spoon.

Sprinkle the seeds and dried fruit over the top.

Pop in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Break apart and enjoy!

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