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Bacon Wrapped Dates

Rated as 4.71 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 ...

Amazing! Rave reviews! Made it for my gluten free family & it was a big hit! Cooking time was more like 35 minutes.

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...

Everyone loved it!

I made these for a Thanksgiving appetizer. Something different and everyone loved them, even those who at first grimaced when I said "dates"!

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

Use parchment paper instead of aluminum. Easier clean up. . The smoke dpr almonds, the apple bacon gave the dish a nice subtle touch. People seemed to like it.

The whole family loved it!! A quick appetizer that everyone enjoyed!!

I made these last year for the holidays and everyone loved them so much that I’m bringing them again this year! I love that there are only 3 ingredients and the recipe is simple. I would suggest...