Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.
Add the other ingredients - oats, almonds, chia seeds, spices and apple chips to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into paste or dough-like consistency. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water in which you have soaked the dates if the mixture is too dry.
With the small spoon scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Place the balls on the baking sheet.
Store apple pie energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving.
You may add a tablespoon of honey or syrup in the mixture, to taste and if needed. Keep the energy bites frozen up to 3 months in the freezer. *Use certified GLUTEN-FREE oats for gluten-free version.