Remove the pits from the dates. Soak dates before hand if they are hard. Add soft dates, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla and unrefined sea salt to a blender. Process until you get at smooth, creamy caramel sauce.
This is a little tricky to remove from the blender, so be patient.
I highly recommend cutting up some organic granny smith apples, adding a dash of sea salt ... and dip in the caramel.