RecipeBacon-Wrapped Dates

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 40
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 70 mg

These bite-sized treats are insanely good. It’s a uniquely mouthwatering combo that requires just two ingredients: Dates, which provides a sweet chewiness (it’s seriously just like candy) and bacon, which delivers salty, savory satisfaction. You can easily scale the recipe up or down based on your dining companions. I strongly recommend making a great, big bunch because I serve these gems at family parties and they vanish in no time.

P.S. If you slice the dates open, tuck in a teaspoon of feta or goat cheese and wrap ’em up in bacon, you’re in for a next-level bite!

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  • Total Time
This recipe makes 20 servings
Ingredients:

• 20 pitted dates
• 10 slices turkey bacon, cut in half

Preparation:

Heat oven to 400˚. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick oil spray.

Wrap ½ slice turkey bacon around each pitted date, place on a baking sheet and insert a toothpick (the toothpick plays double duty; it keeps the bacon in place and makes it easy to flip the dates while they’re cooking so the bacon cooks evenly on all sides).

Roast in the oven for 10 minutes. Using the toothpicks, turn each bacon-wrapped date on its side (toothpicks will be touching the baking sheet). Cook for another 2-4 minutes. Using the toothpicks, flip to the other side. Cook for a final 2-4 minutes for a total of 14-18 minutes depending upon the doneness of the bacon. Let slightly cool and dig in. 

A serving is 1 bacon-wrapped date.

Try my Maple Glazed Carrots Wrapped in Bacon.