These energy balls are ready in less than 10 minutes. Prepare a batch on Monday and you will have a snack ready, in the fridge, all week. I like to eat one of these as a pre-workout snack. It's also nice to satisfy your sweet tooth after a meal. In this recipe I have one secret ingredient in them and it's red lentils. You can't see or taste them but they add nutritional value to this treat. I like protein packed snacks. I am using cooked, mashed dates to add sweetness and dark chocolate chips.
Feel free to experiment and replace the chocolate chips with dried fruits and top your energy balls with coconut flakes.
CHOCOLATE ENERGY BALLS
1 cup oats
1/2 cup red lentils, cooked
1/4 cup honey (I use buckwheat)
1/4 cup unsalted peanut butter
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp chia seeds
Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a fork. Roll into balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Keep the energy balls in a container in the fridge.