Air fryer ranch chickpeas are a delicious treat you’ll want to serve for a variety of occasions. Make them as a game-day snack or to put on the appetizer table before a special dinner.
Do your kids want something crunchy to snack on? These are perfect! They’re satisfying, delicious, crunchy, and nutritious!
I highly recommend reading this entire post before you begin preparing the recipe. However, if all you want is the list of ingredients with full directions, please either click on the jump-to-recipe button above or scroll to the bottom of this post.
Crispy Air Fryer Treats
There are so many different ways to make crispy chickpeas in the air fryer. If you like a little bit of heat, you can use buffalo sauce instead of ranch dressing mix.
Just keep in mind that some sauces burn more quickly than others. So I recommend crisping them up after you drain them. Then add the seasoning for the last couple of minutes.
There are so many different treats you can make in your air fryer.
Of course, the first one I made when I first got it was French fries. They were so delicious that I’ve made them many times.
These air fryer zucchini fries are also yummy. You can serve them with dip, but seriously, they’re good without anything but salt and pepper.
Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas Ingredients
As always, I find the quickest and easiest ways to make food, including these chickpeas.
Instead of breaking down the ingredients and adding them individually, I use ready-made ranch dressing mix.
Here are the ingredients to make this delicious, crispy treat:
- A can of chickpeas that you drain. Some people rinse them, but I don’t. That’s completely up to you.
- Half of a 1-ounce package of ranch dressing mix.
- About a tablespoon of olive oil.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
After you try this recipe the first time, you can adjust the ingredients to your personal taste.
You can even add salt and pepper if you want. I just think the ranch mix has plenty of salt, at least for me.
How to Make Ranch Air Fryer Chickpeas
After draining the chickpeas, pour all of them into your air fryer basket. Give the basket a good shake to spread them out into a single layer.
Air fry the chickpeas for 15 minutes on 375 degrees F.
Halfway through the cycle (at about 7 or 8 minutes), pull out the basket and shake it again.
This helps flip the chickpeas so all sides can get good and crispy.
After they finish this first cycle, pour them into a medium-size bowl. Drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle the ranch dressing mix over them.
Stir gently to make sure all of the chickpeas are coated with the olive oil and ranch mix.
Pour them back into the basket and air fry at 350 degrees for another 2 minutes.
Make sure you turn the temperature down from 375 to 350, or you might wind up with burned chickpeas.
After 2 minutes, check on them to make sure they’re the crispness you like. You can return them to the air fryer for 1-minute increments until they’re perfect.
Vary the Flavors
If you want to try a variety of air fryer chickpeas, try making some seasoning blends of your own. Next time I make them, I might use a curry mixture.
Or you can use a taco seasoning mix for south-of-the-border flavor. Sprinkle the mixture over the chickpeas before putting them in the air fryer.
For a sweet air fryer chickpea, try mixing cinnamon and sugar. Or you can even add some cocoa powder.
More Savory Snack Recipes
If you’re looking for something to feed a large crowd, make these yummy (and wonderful) pepperoni pretzel pizza bites. You can make them with regular or gluten-free pretzels.
Those who like to dip will love this super easy homemade salsa. It’s delicious with chips or spooned onto any other food that needs a little extra zing.
For a more traditional appetizer, make these southern-style deviled eggs. This recipe is the one my mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers use, so I know it’s tried and true.
My friend Carlee makes these baked crab lagoon egg rolls, so take a peek at the recipe on her blog.
Something else you and your family will enjoy is this flavorful taco dip. It’s so easy to make, yet it offers a boatload of flavor.
Cheese lovers who enjoy crunchy snacks will absolutely love these delicious low-carb cheese crisps!
A Few Sweet Snack Recipes
These candied pecans are absolutely out of this world delicious. You’ll want to make a bunch of these because they’ll disappear quickly.
Even if you don’t make a pie (for leftover pie crust), you can still make these delicious pie crust cinnamon crisps. In fact, you can use a whole pie crust to make a batch of these delightful and tasty treats.
Another fun sweet treat is a batch of peanut butter balls. The biggest decision you’ll have to make is whether or not to coat them in chocolate. Why not do some of both?
You can also make some yummy coconut balls. They’re addictive, so watch out!
To round out the sweet side of the snack table, try this chocolate peanut butter moose munch because … well, who doesn’t like chocolate and peanut butter together?
- One 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained but not rinsed
- 1/2 of a one-ounce package of ranch dressing mix
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Open the can of chickpeas and pour off the liquid.
- After you drain the chickpeas, pour them into the basket of your air fryer. Shake it around to make sure they are in a single layer and as spread out as possible.
- Air fry them at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through (after approximately 7 or at minutes).
- Pour them into a medium-size bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Sprinkle the ranch dressing mix over them and stir to make sure they’re all coated.
- Put them back in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for 2 minutes.
- They should be crispy. If not, return them to the air fryer for 1 minute at a time, until you get the crispness you want.
After the chickpeas cool, you may store them in an airtight container for a couple of days. However, condensation in the container may cause them to lose some of their crispness.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 224Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 556mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 8gSugar 6gProtein 11g
See this recipe shared at Weekend Potluck.