Use a high-powered blender or food processor to blend your oats into a flour. Set aside. In a large bowl, add the coconut oil, applesauce, peanut butter, maple syrup and salt. Use a hand blender to blend under smooth. **Note: you can see that I did not melt my coconut oil before adding it. However, I suggest you do, as I had a tricky time getting it to blend smoothly into the mixture.
Next, add the oat and almond flour to the rest of the mixture and blend until smooth. To add a bit of moisture, add a splash of non-dairy milk. Fold in the chia seeds and chocolate chips. Roll into small balls (think tablespoon size), place on a plate lined with parchment paper and pop in the freezer for 5 minutes or until firm. I chose to store mine in a freezer bag in the freezer. This way, they will keep but are available for easy snacking access.
For a nut-free version, try sunflower butter instead of peanut butter.