Lentil Double Chocolate Energy Balls
With just 7 ingredients, these vegan lentil double chocolate energy bites are perfect for snacking on when you're feeling low on energy. They get a punch of protein from red lentils and they are a nut-free option if you're looking for a school lunch snack.
- 1 cup cooked and cooled red lentils (1/2 cup dry is equal to approximately 1 cup cooked)
- 1.5 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
Cook lentils according to package directions if you have not already. Drain and allow the lentils to cool before proceeding.
Combine all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips in your food processor or high speed blender. Blend for a few minutes until the sunflower seeds form a paste and the ingredients have formed a workable dough.
Fold in the chocolate chips until they are evenly mixed throughout the dough.
Roll the dough into 20ish tbsp. sized balls.
Chill in the fridge until ready to eat.