¼cupdairy free dark chocolate chips,I use 85% cocoa with minimal sugar
Place the dates and coconut oil in a bowl and cover with the boiling water. Let them sit and soften for 5 or so minutes.
Once soaked, place the dates (with soaking water), peanut butter, salt and vanilla essence in a blender and blend until smooth.
In a bowl, mix the oats, chia seeds, and peanut butter/date mixture and stir until well combined. You might find it easier to use your hands. If too soft, place in the freezer for 5 minutes, then roll.
With wet hands, take Tablespoons of the mixture and roll into balls. Place in on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the fridge to set.
If desired, melt chocolate and drizzle on top of the balls and place back in the fridge.