I'm always looking for new recipes for snacks that my kids will eat. The idea of candied spiced chickpeas sounded like it would be nutritious and sweet. The recipe was easy enough to follow. My main complaint is the amount of effort it took for the final product. The chickpeas have to be stirred in syrup for 12 minutes and then fried. It's not the best recipe for kids in the kitchen, too much of a possibility of burns.
My four year old did not like this recipe at all, took one bite and sad that it was 'yucky', my two year old on the other hand loved them and ate almost the entire batch. I thought the chickpeas tasted okay, but they took a lot of effort and only yielded a small amount.The final taste just wasn't worth the effort. I was excited to try this recipe, it sounded great, but after the final product, I don't think that I would try it again.