December 15, 2022

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Sweet and Salty with Antioxidants

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Dates are high in fiber and provide a variety of antioxidants. That’s a win for your family’s health, but they are also delicious. The sweetness of the dates may make them more appealing to children. As for the bacon, well, that’s just a divine addition. Bacon-wrapped dates are simple to make, and when they are baked, the dates are almost creamy and an exciting contrast to the crisp bacon. This recipe also has a little surprise in the middle: a whole roasted almond added for texture, flavor, and a few more nutrients.


Bacon Wrapped Dates

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Fresh dates with the pit removed

Whole raw or roasted unsalted almonds

Thin cut bacon



1.     Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

2.     Remove the pit from the dates. Use a knife to pierce the dates and wiggle the pit out.

3.     Stuff the date with an almond.

4.     Cut the strips of bacon in half.

5.     Wrap each date with bacon and secure it with a toothpick.

6.     Bake until the bacon is cooked, about 20 minutes. I turn the dates a few times to crisp the bacon all around.


Bacon Wrapped Dates retain the heat well, so let them cool for about 5 minutes before serving. 


Serve these as an apéritif for entertaining or a first course for a family dinner.

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