Bacon-wrapped dates – the star of any party

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Ever been invited to a party or someone’s house for a meal and you offer to bring something, but you don’t know what to bring?  Well, look no further than these.  Bacon-wrapped dates.  Who would have thought that something so salty and (sometimes fatty) as bacon could pair so amazingly with something so sweet and soft as dates?  I wasn’t convinced until I tried it.

This came about because often when Grant and I would go for a work dinner (i.e. at someone else’s expense), he and another of my co-workers would look at the appetizer menu and aim for something wrapped in bacon.  Because everything tastes better with bacon, right?  I haven’t always been a fan of bacon, but this?  Well, this just hits all the right taste zones in my system I guess.

And it’s simple.  Really simple.  Almost too simple to be called a recipe, right?  Two ingredients – bacon and dates.  Oh, and you probably should invest in some toothpicks as well.  But that’s it.  Get rid of the pits from the dates, cut bacon rashers in two and wrap around the dates. Pop into the oven for 15 minutes and voila!  You’ll be the star of the party.  Trust me.

Bacon-wrapped dates
Yields 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
88 calories
18 g
4 g
2 g
2 g
1 g
28 g
96 g
16 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
28g
Yields
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88
Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 96mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 rashers of bacon
  2. 8 Medjool dates
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet tray with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Remove the pits from the dates by slicing vertically down the date, leaving the majority of it in tact.
  3. Cut the bacon rashers in half.
  4. Roll the dates in the bacon rashers and secure with a toothpick.
  5. Place on baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Can be eaten either hot or cold.
Notes
  1. This recipe can be doubled, or tripled, simply by increasing the number of bacon rashers and dates.
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calories
88
fat
2g
protein
2g
carbs
18g
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