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Makes 1 cup:

1 cp boiling water
1/3 cp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cps dried, pitted dates, tough ends removed
1 T brown rice syrup
pinch salt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Put the boiling water and cocoa powder in a blender. Blend on high speed for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is relatively smooth. Scrape down the sides of blender. Be careful not to let steam build up.

Add the dates, brown rice syrup, and salt to the blender. Blend until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the blender with a spatula to make sure all ingredients are incorporated. Add the vanilla and blend until combined.

Transfer the mixture to an airtight container. Lett chill completely, for at least 3 hours, until it becomes firm and spreadable.