Cajun Lentil Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate –

Cajun Lentil Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate

  By lentilsorg      

September 2, 2015

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This sweet and savoury trail mix is packed full of nuts, seeds, and seasonings - you'll always want to have a batch handy for healthy snacking on the go!

  • Prep: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
  • Cook: 55 Minutes
  • 1 Hour 5 Minutes

    55 Minutes

    2 Hours

  • Yields: 6


  1. RINSE lentils thoroughly under cold water. Soak in cool water for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. ONCE lentils have finished soaking, drain and pat dry with a clean towel. Spread out on a parchment lined tray and bake for 10 minutes. Stir and bake another 10-15 minutes or until lentils are dry and slightly crunchy.
  3. MIX cooked lentils with almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, canola oil, honey, chilli powder, onion powder, garlic, pepper, salt, and cayenne. Spread out on the lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F (180°C) and then stir and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Toss prepared mix into a large bowl to cool. The mixture will become crunchy once it cools.
  4. ONCE the mix has cooled, toss in dates and chocolate. Store in an airtight container.


1 cup (250 mL) split red lentils

1 cup (250 mL) whole blanched almonds

1 cup (250 mL) halved pecans

½ cup (125 mL) shelled unroasted pumpkin seeds

½ cup (125 mL) shelled unroasted sunflower seeds

1 Tbsp + 1 tsp (20 mL) canola oil

3 Tbsp (45 mL) honey

1¼ tsp (6 mL) chili powder

½ tsp (2 mL) onion powder

¼ tsp (1 mL) garlic powder

1⁄8 tsp ground black pepper

¼ tsp (1 mL) kosher salt

¼ tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper

2⁄3 cup (150 mL) finely chopped dried dates

2⁄3 cup (150 mL) dark chocolate chips


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1/2 cup (125 mL)
Sodium260 mg
Potassium469 mg
Protein9 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Sugar16 g
Total Fat20 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Total Carbohydrates26 g
Dietary Fiber6 g