I’m pretty sure that part of the reason that Adrienne repeated those two phrases sixty-seven thousand times yesterday (I laughed every time) was because she was so excited about this snack.


A little background…we go to story time at the library every Friday morning, and Adrienne has made this sweet little Korean friend named Isabelle who goes to the library for story time every Friday, too.

Isabelle speaks two languages (three including sign language!), she wears the most beautiful, colorful dresses, has thick, black, flowing hair, AND she willingly shares her snack with Adrienne.

We love Isabelle.

Her snack last week was a cup full of dried black beans.

My girl reached into that snack cup no less than twenty times in the span of twenty-minutes.


So I asked Isabelle’s mama – who is also adorable and sweet and smart – where she got them (thinking they come in a bag like goldfish or something), but she said that she (easily!) made them herself and kindly shared her secrets with me.

And now I’m sharing them with you.

1-snacky black beans

Snacky Black Beans

  • 1-2 C dried black beans, uncooked
  • enough water to cover the beans by 2-3 inches in a bowl
  • salt and pepper (and any other spices you want)

Soak the beans in water for about an hour. Then dry them off on a towel, and put them in a skillet in a single layer.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper (and any other spices you want) on LOW for 45 minutes, or until the skins start to crack and peel, and the beans look dry.



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