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Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Chickpea Crackers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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If you're looking for a sweet snack that's not too sweet, then this is the recipe for you! These chocolatey crackers are sweet from the maple syrup, but a little spicy from the cinnamon and red pepper. They're a great gluten-free snack to munch on throughout the day, or whenever you're looking to satisfy a bunch of different cravings at once.

Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Chickpea Crackers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


  • 1 cup chickpea flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water (more as needed)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Combine the flour, cacao powder, baking powder, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, and chili powder in a medium bowl and stir until uniform.
  3. Combine all liquids and slowly add while stirring, until it forms a pliable dough. Knead until smooth and firm, adding more flour or water as needed.
  4. Roll into a ball, cover in plastic wrap, and rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Dust a clean surface or cutting board with flour, half the dough, flatten a bit in your hands, then roll it out until it is 1/8-inch thick. You don’t want them thick, or they will be hard.
  6. Cut the dough into 1-inch squares and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Prick the tops of the squares with a fork to prevent them from bubbling as they bake. Repeat with remaining dough.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy. Cool on the sheet, so that they will crisp.





Simple, creative vegan versions of classics that are big on flavor. Jasmine Briones, also known as The Sweet Simple Vegan, has dedicated her life to inspiring others to choose health. Jasmine is a Los Angeles living nutrition student and plant-based wellness and lifestyle blogger that works through her website, Sweet Simple Vegan, and social media outlets, to promote health and self-love.



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