Bacon Wrapped Dates

4
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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Dates

Step-by-Step

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

Printable Recipe Card

About Bacon Wrapped Dates

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