add-ins like extractnuts, chocolate chips, or other dried fruit.
splash of waterif needed.
In a medium bowl place dates in hot water and let them sit for 10 minutes or until softened.
Place the dates in a food processor and process until the dates are chopped. Add in 1/2 cup of rolled oats and chia seeds. Process until everything is mixed. If the batter seems to wet then add in some more rolled oats until a thick batter forms. If it gets to dry then add in a splash of water.
Stir in any add-ins like nuts, chocolate chip, or dried fruit.
Cover the batter and refrigerator for 1-2 hours or until firm enough to form balls.
Roll batter into 20 balls, place in an airtight container, and refrigerator for up to 7 days. Or freeze up to 3 months.
Energy balls can be made ahead of time a store in the refrigerator up to 7 days and frozen up to 3 months.