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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Get the party off to an appetizing start with this bite-size cocktail-hour snack.

  • Yield: Makes 24
Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Source: Everyday Food, December 2005


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


  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.

Reviews (13)

  • kiltfire 18 Apr, 2009

    Starts the party with a BANG!

  • katbetty 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • RachelleAnger 12 Dec, 2007

    stuff with bread crumbs, cheese and garlic. Baste with teriyaki, serve with ginger soya sauce as a side dip

  • RachelleAnger 12 Dec, 2007

    For a change without nuts, stuff with mixture of bread crumbs, savory cheese

  • 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.

  • sunshinegirl 11 Dec, 2007

    Wouldn't you know he doesn't like parm either.

  • sunshinegirl 11 Dec, 2007

    Wouldn't you know he doesn't like parm either.

  • sunshinegirl 11 Dec, 2007

    This looks great but my husband isn't crazy about nuts in anything. How about stuffing with something else. Maybe cream cheese or ?

  • mreid98 11 Dec, 2007

    Actually if you use Spanish Marcona almonds and Serrano ham they are outstanding!

  • drdomesticgoddess 11 Dec, 2007

    It is even better with a spike of parmesan cheese instead of the almond.

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