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Bacon Wrapped Dates

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"The three ingredients that go into this appetizer will fill your kitchen with an irresistible aroma that draws friends and family from all corners of the house. Sweet dates and crunchy smoked almonds get wrapped in salty smoked bacon. Maybe you should make two recipes."
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25 m servings 64
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 appetizer servings)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut a slit in each date. Place almonds inside slits. Press together the dates to close slits. Wrap each date with a piece of bacon.
  2. Line a shallow baking pan with Reynolds Wrap(R) Aluminum Foil. Add a roasting rack; place the dates on rack. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Serve immediately with toothpicks. Dates will be hot inside.


  • Aluminum foil is a must for roasting the appetizer. It collects any drippings from the bacon for a quick cleanup at the end. To line the pan fast, turn pan upside down and press sheet of aluminum foil around it. With aluminum foil, you can use either shiny side up or dull side up. Remove the aluminum foil. Turn over; drop foil inside. Crimp edges and you're ready to cook.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 64 calories; 3.3 6.6 2.8 7 145 Full nutrition

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I've made this appetizer many time over the last 10 years and everyone - I mean EVERYone - loves it, even people who think they don't like dates! One good thing: they don't have to be hot to ...

Really good and easy... but I found that I like mine with more bacon, especially when my dates are bigger. Would recommend using a whole slice of bacon rather than a half since they shrink in th...

Love this appetizer - simple and delicious and always a favorite of guests. I also, very lightly, sprinkle a little cayenne pepper on them before popping in the oven

Just the right taste of smoke and sweet.

Everyone loved these. We cooked on the bbq, which was a bit hard to control butI don’t like to smell in the house for a party.

Good. Easy

These were a big hit with my family and at a party I threw this weekend. I didn't use the almonds. I am happy with how it turned out. Because of the hot weather, I didn't want to turn the ove...

Awesome! Used whole cashews instead of almonds.

My sister in law from Sweden turned me on to this recipe. I used Trader Joes dates, took the pit out, put an almond in the middle (nice crunch cause its a bit of a squishy texture without it) pr...