How to Make It
Soak dates in hot water 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer dates to a food processor, reserving soaking liquid. Add ½ cup soaking liquid to food processor, and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Continue to process, adding soaking liquid 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and pourable.
For a smoother caramel, pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer, pressing mixture with a spatula; discard solids. Stir in salt. Use date caramel to top frozen yogurt or ice cream or to stir into oatmeal or other hot cereal.