This is a delicious thick alternative to maple syrup. You can eat it on toast, pancakes, french toast and even use it in a lot of different recipes.
Take 1 cup pitted and chopped dates and 1 cup pitted and chopped Medjool dates (sweeter) and add to 2 1/2 cups water in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes making sure there is always liquid in the pan. You can add more water if needed.
Put date mixture into a blender or food processor and blend until all dates are broken up and mixture resembles thick syrup. Store in a mason jar in the fridge.