My Own Personal Brand of Heroin

The other night I made the most marvelous things – Roasted Rosemary Garbanzo Snack. These are my own personal brand of heroin – I cannot get enough of them!

BITS Cookbook

Back in the Swing Cookbook from

At first I was skeptical – a snack made from those little smelly mushy “beans”? Really? Who would eat that? Then I was given some at the kickoff party for the Back in the Swing Cookbook and I’ve been in love with them ever since! (And I love the cookbook, too!)

These things are ridiculously easy to make (just 3 ingredients!) and have a subtle nutty flavor that I can’t resist. Each time I make what is supposed to be eight servings (I use two 29-oz cans instead of one 15-oz can). I typically give one or two servings to my BFF (cuz she loves them as much as I do) and I eat half of what was left the same night I make them. My stomach is a little uneasy with the influx of so many at once, but I can’t stop eating them!

What’s even better about this snack is that it’s good for you! They’re good for digestive support – 65 to 75 percent of the fiber in garbanzo beans is insoluble fiber, the by-products of which fuels intestinal cells, keeping the colon working efficiently. (Or so I’m told…I’m not a nutritionist.)

I highly recommend making some of these today and to keep making them regularly – which you’ll have to do since they won’t last long!



  • 1 can (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves or
    1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Drain, rinse & pat dry the garbanzo beans.
  • In a mixing bowl, gently toss beans with oil & rosemary.
  • Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet
  • Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, turning beans halfway through. Snack is ready when browned & crispy.


SAMSUNGMine have never been “crispy”. I think this is because I cook so many at once. Also, I tend to forget the “pat dry” instructions, so that might effect the outcome. These store well, but make sure they are cool before you seal up the container. I prefer to eat them fresh from the oven (and my oft-burned tongue can attest to that) but they’re good at room temp as well.

Happy snacking!

XO – T.

PS – Yes, I stole the headline from a Twilight quote. You knew those books had to be good for something, right?

Full Disclosure: Back in the Swing is a client of mine through my full-time job. However, neither the client nor my company asked me to write this post or compensated me in any way for posting it. I wrote this because I love the org, the book and the snack!

About T.A. Babcock

Writer, artist, mom, special project manager, MS Office Goddess, beautiful dreamer, randomly eccentric lady. (Not necessarily in that order...)

Posted on March 25, 2014, in Health & Beauty and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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