Add the dates to a microwave safe mug then pour the water on top. Place in the microwave and cook for 65 seconds. Remove and let cool for 2 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the dates from the water, ensure no pits are left inside the date, and add them to a food processor or high powdered blender. Add 1/2 cup of the date water to the food processor.
Pulse for 30 seconds. Once batter is a thin paste, add in the walnuts, cocoa powder, and salt. Pulse until smooth, wiping down the sides of the processor with a spatula to ensure batter is evenly pureed.
If you want a thicker spread, add the 1/4 cup of oats into the processor now.
Spoon spread into serving dish or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Suggest to serve with strawberries, sliced apples or pretzels.
Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
If the batter is to thick, add 1 tbsp of water at a time to help allow the dates to become a thin paste.