Bacon Wrapped Dates

Cheryl Mills

By
@Baker_Bobs_Wife

Found this recipe to be a wonderful combination of smoky sweetness. I have served these terrific appetizers at gatherings with friends and family over last two decades. They are always a resounding success. Recently made them for a Halloween party as they are also known as "Gremlins on Horseback". Once again--great success! So simple but full of wonderful bite sized flavor. Enjoy.


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Serves:

18

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

36
dates, pitted
36
almonds, whole
12 slice
bacon, uncooked, smoked hardwood
36
toothpicks, wooden

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2
Carefully inspect all dates for any remaining bits and pieces of pits; remove and discard any that are found.
3
Evenly slice each bacon slice vertically into thirds. You should end up with 36 bacon pieces about 2 1/2 inches long.
4
Place an almond into a pitted date. Repeat until all dates are filled.
5
Taking a bacon piece wrap it around an almond-filled date; secure with a toothpick. Repeat until all dates are wrapped.
6
Cover a cooking sheet with foil. Place a baking rack on top of the foil covered cookie sheet.
7
Place all bacon-wrapped dates onto baking rack; I usually end up with four rows when dates are evenly spaced on the baking rack.
8
Place in 425 degree F oven; bake, turning once, for 40 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #date, #Almond