Place the chopped pitted dates into a glass bowl (or another heat proof bowl).
Bring the coconut milk to boil. Pour the hot milk into the glass bowl over the dates. Cover the bowl with a glass plate. Let them soak for 15 minutes.
Once they have finished soaking, add the dates and milk into your blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. There should be no chunks.
Transfer the date mixture into a small saucepan. Use a spatula to scrape the sides. Turn the heat to medium/high.
Add in the maple syrup, salt and coconut oil. Lightly stir with a whisk until it starts to bubble. Boil for 1 minute.
Once it has finished boiling, turn the heat down and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Once your sauce has simmered for twenty minutes, scrape into a glass container. Refrigerate until it has completely cooled.
Serve with apples or as a sugar free topping for waffles