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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. 
Author Brittney Long


  • Food processor or high speed blender


  • 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.