Bacon wrapped dates

Well, I wanted to start off this recipe with a disclaimer. WHO recently declared that Bacon is injurious to health but I wish I could convince my taste buds. It might take me some time to break-up with bacon as my brother once wisely told me “If there is ever a problem, add B.A.C.O.N to it”.


If you are a bacon lover (like me) and want to make a quick insanely divine appetizer then the bacon wrapped dates with almonds is your answer. Its super easy to make and you cannot go wrong with. This uber-flavorful appetizer marries salty crisp bacon with sweet chewy dates and crunchy almonds. These are to die for and are a perfect cocktail-party finger food. Let’s get to work.

Here’s what you need:

  1. Bacon (preferably nitrate-free and uncured) – 5 slices (cut in half)
  2. Whole Dates (preferably Medjool) – 10 nos.
  3. Whole Almonds – 10 nos.
  4. Toothpicks (optional)

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit (190 Celsius)
  2. Slice halfway through the dates and remove the pits
  3. Stuff each date with an almond and wrap it with bacon (I used a full bacon slice)
  4. Secure with a toothpick if necessary
  5. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper
  6. Place the bacon wrapped dates on the baking sheet
  7. Bake it for 20-25 minutes, turning 2 or 3 times until the bacon is evenly browned and crispy
  8. Serve warm or cold


  • You can replace the almonds with goat cheese or any stuffing of your choice

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Happy cooking !! ♥♥