Coca Cola Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Penny Hall


A unique recipe for dates, that anyone can enjoy.

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10 Min


10 Min




8 slices bacon
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup coca cola
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/8 tsp granulated garlic
16 large dates
8 tsp cream cheese, divided
16 raw almonds, roasted or smoked
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp unsalted butter

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut bacon slices in half and cook in medium skillet over medium heat 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towel and set aside. (Bacon should be soft.)
Add vinegar, Coca Cola, mustard and garlic to skillet. Cook on medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until it becomes a thickened glaze.
While glaze is cooking, slice one side of each date lengthwise and remove pit. Fill each date with 1/2 tsp cream cheese and 1 almond, then pinch date closed.
Wrap each stuffed date with 1/2 sliced bacon and secure with wooden toothpicks. Remove glaze from heat and stir in salt, pepper and butter. In nonstick rimmed baking sheet, drizzle 1 Tbls sauce and place 4 dates side by side in each.
Evenly drizzle remaining sauce over tops and bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #appetizers

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