Monday, August 27, 2012

Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Almonds

Bacon lovers, unite!
Anything tastes better when wrapped in bacon, and dates are no exception. This is a quick and delicious appetizer that will make your guests swoon!

This treat is a simple combination of three ingredients that can be created in a snap.






Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Almonds
12 whole, moist dates (Medjool work well)
6 slices thin-cut bacon
24 whole almonds (raw or roasted)

Pit dates. (I like to use my needle-nosed pliers I reserve for kitchen duty.)
Stuff each date carefully with two almonds.
Cut bacon slices in half and wrap one piece around each stuffed date.
Place wrapped dates onto foil-lined cookie sheet, about an inch apart.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Turn once or twice during cooking for even crispiness. You can also grill these over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.

Serve to adoring guests and enjoy!


Option: If you can enjoy dairy, try stuffing these with blue cheese instead of almonds.

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