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Recipe For Bacon-Wrapped Dates

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Everything tastes better with bacon, and dates are no exception! I recently went to a party and couldn't stop eating these crispy bacon-wrapped dates. Of course, I had to ask the hostess for the simple recipe to share with you. This appetizer is super easy to make and can be prepared before the party, so your guests will be munching on the salty, sweet, and oh-so-satisfying bite-sized, bacon-wrapped dates the second they arrive at your home. Straight from the oven, these apps are molten hot — be sure to allow time for them to cool. If you want to serve this addicting appetizer at your next party.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Bacon-Wrapped Dates


  1. 16-ounce package of bacon (regular thickness, not thick cut), cut into thirds
  2. 8-ounce package of pitted dates


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Position oven rack in the center of the oven. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil.
  2. Wrap a piece of bacon around a date. Make sure the bacon seam is placed facing downward on the cookie sheet. Press firmly on the bacon-wrapped date, so it is less likely to unravel. Repeat until all of the dates are wrapped in bacon.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

AngelaWaite1380872308 AngelaWaite1380872308 2 years

I've been making these for years. If you're using a thick cut bacon, you'll want to add 5-10 minutes to the cook time and my mother likes to keep them from unfurling with toothpicks. I don't use the toothpicks and they hardly ever unfurl but it works well if you are serving them at a party.

Zachary15192410 Zachary15192410 3 years
Great recipe, one of my favorites! I find using a toothpick is ideal for not only holding everything together, but also for easy handling when eating!
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 7 years
Removed the pit and stuffed it with goat cheese THEN wrapped it in bacon. Utterly delicious.
mandaleebee mandaleebee 7 years
I LOVE making this easy and delicious appetizer! Here's a health tip - I kind of like it better with turkey bacon! I use half a slice per date and sizzle them up in the oven for about 15-20 min! If you like almonds, stick some almond slivers into the pitted date before wrapping - I love the added crunch!
brownsugamama brownsugamama 8 years
I'm sure those taste good, Hello, bacon!...but that pic makes it look very unappetizing to me.
MissSophia MissSophia 8 years
Oooh in Australia we call them devils on horseback, but we do them with dates. Very retro 70s
nancita nancita 8 years
The first time I had bacon-wrapped dates (stuffed with goat cheese) it was at a pool party of all places. People were literally surrounding the oven as they were coming out, clad in swimsuits and towels and dripping with water, just crazy for those dates. They were so good.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
I make these stuffed with sausage.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
I have some Medjools to use up - yes, this is a winner!
Emelia Emelia 8 years
I've been making a version of this during the holiday season for years. The only differences being I stuff the date with a pecan and only use half a slice of bacon. They are always the first to go at parties.
nikkisoda nikkisoda 8 years
Avec in Chicago does this but with chorizo stuffed in the date and they sit in a spicy marinara. Ridiculously delicious! Yum
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
ive had them with sweetened condensed milk.. SO GOOD! since im fasting for ramadan right now, nothing tastes better then dates and milk after a 14 hr fast.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
I prefer bacon wrapped fresh figs over dates, but both are delicious
AlexisSF AlexisSF 8 years
i had something similar at Gitane in SF but the dates were stuffed with goat cheese. the sweetness of the dates offset the saltiness of the cheese and bacon and they were absolutely delish!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Nope. Nope. Nope.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 8 years
Oooh yum! I had bacon-wrapped dates at Cafe BaBaReeba in Vegas last month, and they were to die for! I'm totally making these!
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I just got all tingly-like.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
You had me at that word...................BACON!!!!!!!!!!!
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