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Bacon Wrapped Dates

Keep these mouthwateringly simple or throw in your own twist. Really you can’t go wrong.

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Bacon Wrapped dates are the perfect party snack or appetizer. You can serve them at a fancy event, a Super Bowl party, or even as an after school snack.

Affectionately known as “devils on horseback” to some, you can really make these your own. Open the dates and add an almond for crunch, or a soft cheese for just a little bit extra. In the UK, they are traditionally stuffed with chutney. I prefer them just how this recipe is written. Simple perfection.

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Bacon Wrapped Dates

  • 5.0 stars
  • 20m
  • 20m
  • 40m

Ingredients

  • 24 slices bacon
  • 48 Medjool dates, pitted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Cut bacon slices in half.
  2. Wrap each date tightly with a half of a bacon slice and place evenly spaced on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until bacon is almost crispy. Carefully pour off bacon grease and strain through a metal mesh strainer to use at a later time.
  4. Serve bacon wrapped dates immediately, or warm later in an oven set to a low temp.

Nutrition

  • 4
  • 12 Dates
  • 1498
  • 26g
  • 218g
  • 19g
  • 62g
  • 22g
  • 110mg
  • 193g
  • 1115mg

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  • Add cashew “cheese” for a real treat! Split dates down the middle and added Cashew cheese (1/2c cashews + 1/4c water, blend in food processor) before wrapping with bacon and baking. Would give them more than 5* if I could and will definitely continue to make post-W30!

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