A traditional Spanish 'tapas' item. You can also add a sprinkling of toasted breadcrumbs on top for a bit of extra crunch. May serve immediately or at room temperature.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
24 dates
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Stuff 1 piece manchego cheese into each date and then wrap with 1 piece bacon, securing with a toothpick. Arrange dates in a shallow baking dish with the bacon seam down and 1 inch between pieces.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes, turn dates with tongs, and continue baking until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 19.5g 6% DV; fat 7.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 20.2mg 7% DV; sodium 407.4mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2014
These are sooo good! I swear I want some more RIGHT NOW!!! I consumed these (many of them!) at an ALLRECIPES party last night. Bacon with that sweet date and the asiago cheese (subbed by MauiGirl) let me tell you again how much I loved them! I am so gunna make these for another holiday party!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2015
Thank you for the recipe. I tried cooking as written but the bacon was nowhere near crisp at the end of 11 minutes. I wound up cooking it for 22 minutes (another recipe recommends 30-40 min at 375 so I may try that). I also found that the bacon and cheese were not enough to cut the profound sweetness of the dates. So I'm guessing this is either a taste issue or a bacon issue or both. I may just need saltier bacon or stronger cheese.:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2014
These are sooo good! I swear I want some more RIGHT NOW!!! I consumed these (many of them!) at an ALLRECIPES party last night. Bacon with that sweet date and the asiago cheese (subbed by MauiGirl) let me tell you again how much I loved them! I am so gunna make these for another holiday party!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2014
We love these and so do my guests. I took them to an Allrecipes party yesterday and they inhaled them. Actually I will have to make them again today just to put a pic on this great recipe. I used Asiago cheese because that is what my local Costco had. I wrapped them in a half slice of Costco precooked bacon and baked as directed which makes it even easier. Watch them for burning though:)I also bought the big tub of pitted dates at Costco to make a bunch for the holidays. Thanks for sharing this much appreciated and simple appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2016
Delicious -- definitely worth taking the time to make this. Absolutely great. Bacon does take a bit longer to cook. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2020
It was easy and Delicious!! I will make it again! I followed with no changes. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2015
Thank you for the recipe. I tried cooking as written but the bacon was nowhere near crisp at the end of 11 minutes. I wound up cooking it for 22 minutes (another recipe recommends 30-40 min at 375 so I may try that). I also found that the bacon and cheese were not enough to cut the profound sweetness of the dates. So I'm guessing this is either a taste issue or a bacon issue or both. I may just need saltier bacon or stronger cheese.:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
This is a perfect blend of sweet salty and delicious. Read More
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