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Easy Bacon-Wrapped Dates

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This is the ultimate sweet and savory cocktail snack -- you may even have all the ingredients on hand.

  • Yield: Makes 24

Source: Everyday Food, December 2005

Ingredients

  • 24 pitted dates
  • 24 whole blanched almonds
  • 8 slices bacon

Directions

  1. Heat broiler with rack 4 inches from heat. Stuff dates with almonds. Cut bacon into thirds crosswise. Wrap each date with a bacon strip. Place seam side down on a slotted broiler pan.

  2. Broil until crispy on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn; cook until bacon is crispy throughout, 3 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

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  • jonnidee
    20 AUG, 2015
    I make these with a sliver of good Parmesan cheese, or a shmear of blue cheese inside, rather than the almonds. SO good...
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  • kiltfire
    18 APR, 2009
    Starts the party with a BANG!
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  • katrosie1
    5 NOV, 2008
    I made these by cutting the dates in half and stuffing them with a half of a whole water chestnut and wrapping them in a half of strip of center cut bacon. They were sweet, salty and crunchy all at once, and a huge hit with my friends.
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  • strawberriesshop
    13 DEC, 2007
    I serve these with honey drizzled over top and blue cheese crumbled over all. They are fabulous with the sweet, salty and tangy flavours coming together.
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  • themangocook
    12 DEC, 2007
    Wow! I haven't seen this recipe in YEARS!!! Brings back old memories...I think I had it with prunes instead of dates...Good either way!
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  • elmer
    12 DEC, 2007
    they're excellent with hickory smoked almonds and a sliver or two of jalapeno peppers. the combination of salty sweet smokey and slightly warm is addicting.
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  • RachelleAnger
    12 DEC, 2007
    stuff with bread crumbs, cheese and garlic. Baste with teriyaki, serve with ginger soya sauce as a side dip
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  • RachelleAnger
    12 DEC, 2007
    For a change without nuts, stuff with mixture of bread crumbs, savory cheese
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  • Midge_Weinberg
    11 DEC, 2007
    These are actuallly super stuffed with a water chestnut, cut in half--They are also yummy not stuffed at all-just bacon around the date.
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  • sunshinegirl
    11 DEC, 2007
    Wouldn't you know he doesn't like parm either.
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