a.k.a. roasted garbanzo beans/chickpeas. People always are looking for healthy snacks and unless you are on a low sodium diet, this fits. They also add nicely to homemade snack blends (e.g., chex mixes, Giada's Ceci, Pistachio and Almond mix and the like).EDITED 9-8-07 Given the comments about the beans remaining somewhat soft inside, and realizing people expect them to be crispy, yesterday I made a double batch, cooked as indicated and then turned the oven to 275 and left them in for another hour to hour and a half. They were perfectly crunchy.