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Cheese Stuffed Mexican Hummus Bites - These cheesy hummus bites are made extra crispy with roasted chickpeas! Dip them in a guacamole for a healthier snack or appetizer on game day! Only 3 SmartPoints. | FoodFaithFitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Cheesy Spicy Hummus Roasted Chickpeas Bites with Guacamole {Gluten Free + Grain Free}

These cheesy hummus bites are made extra crispy with roasted chickpeas! Dip them in a guacamole for a healthier snack or appetizer on game day!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpeas, gluten free snacks, healthy snacks, hummus bites, hummus without tahini
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16
Author Taylor

Ingredients

  • 13 oz Chickpeas drained and rinsed (1 can)
  • 1 Tbsp Extra-Virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 3/4 tsp Smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 10 oz Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus 1 container
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese grated + 16 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro minced
  • 1 Large Egg
  • Cooking Spray
  • Sabra Guacamole for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Dump the rinsed chickpeas onto a paper towel and dry them off well. Remove any of the papery skins that fall of the chickpeas, and then place them into a medium bowl.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil, cumin and smoked paprika onto the chickpeas and toss to evenly coat. Spread them onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake the chickpeas for 15 minutes, stir, and then bake another 15 minutes until they are golden brown and crunchy. Let cool for a few minutes.
  5. Once cooled, put the chickpeas into a SMALL food processor (mine is 3 cups) and process until crumbly.
  6. In a large bowl, mix together the hummus, grated cheddar cheese and cilantro. Whisk the egg in a small bowl, and then add it into the hummus mixture. Finally, add in the chickpea crumbles. Stir until evenly mixed. Your mixture will be quite wet.
  7. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and drop 16 heaping Tablespoon-sized balls of the hummus mixture onto the prepared pan. You should have a little bit left over to help seal the bites after you put the cheese in.
  8. Press one of the cheese cubes into the center of a ball and use your fingers to press the hummus batter around it, and close off the hole. Additionally, form the balls into a circle with a small spoon. Repeat for all the bites. It will be messy. I found it helps to wash your hands every few bites. If any bites have some visible cheese, use the remaining mixture to press on top.
  9. Spray the bites with cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes. Then, spray them again and bake an additional 6-8 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  10. Serve IMMEDIATELY with the guacamole to dip.
  11. DEVOUR!