Take your nuts and rough chop them in the food processor. Then set aside in a medium sized bowl. Mix in salt and chocolate chips if you are including those.
Put the deseeded dates, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract into the food processor and process into a paste.
Add paste to the nut mix and mix well either with your hands or a rubber spatula.
Once well mixed, with your clean hands, form into bouncy ball sized balls. I like to roll mine in the shredded coconut to keep them from sticking together in the container later.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.