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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Line a shallow baking pan with Reynolds Wrap® 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.

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP:

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

64 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 6.6g; fat 3.3g; cholesterol 6.9mg; sodium 144.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2015
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 be good as room temp works fine - so something that doesn't have to be last minute. Also good as a center instead of the nuts: marscapone cheese with a bit of seasoning of your choice. Some fillings I've used: finely grated lemon peel and a bit of honey orange peel (or juice) and a touch of cardamom and vanilla with cinnamon. Try these - it's hard to imagine that your guests won't love them. Read More
(14)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2015
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 be good as room temp works fine - so something that doesn't have to be last minute. Also good as a center instead of the nuts: marscapone cheese with a bit of seasoning of your choice. Some fillings I've used: finely grated lemon peel and a bit of honey orange peel (or juice) and a touch of cardamom and vanilla with cinnamon. Try these - it's hard to imagine that your guests won't love them. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2016
Amazing! Rave reviews! Made it for my gluten free family & it was a big hit! Cooking time was more like 35 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2016
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 the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2019
Everyone loved it! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2016
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
Just the right taste of smoke and sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2016
I made these for a Thanksgiving appetizer. Something different and everyone loved them even those who at first grimaced when I said "dates"! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2019
Quick and easy. This is not something I would have chosen to prepare if I had not had them at a party. They are deliciously addictive! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2016
These things are addictive! The sweetness of the dates and the salty/smokey flavor from the bacon and smoked almonds just tie this up in neat litte bite of yumminess! Seriously what's not to love? It's 3 ingredients and baked on Reynolds aluminium foil which makes cleanup a breeze afterwards! This recipe gets you out of the kitchen and in with your guests fast. These are delicious at room temperature too! Read More
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