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December 23rd 2010
archived under: Bacon, Dessert, Grain Free, Party Foods and Snacks, Recipes

This is more of a dessert than an appetizer, by far. The dates sort of caramelize inside of the bacon, and the bacon lends a nice saltiness and crisp. If you’ve never had bacon-wrapped dates, don’t let their rough exterior scare you away – it certainly doesn’t detract from their deliciousness.

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Preheat the oven to 300ish degrees Fahrenheit.

Take some bacon and cut slices into 4 pieces each, width-wise.

Before wrapping each pitted date, give the bacon a little stretch, to make it a little longer. Then wrap and secure with a toothpick.

Bake on a foil-lined sheet 20 minutes, then flip them all over and bake the other side until everything is crispy.

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If you bring these to a party or have them at a gathering you’re hosting, people might be afraid of them because they look a bit like crispy beetles or something. LET THEM be afraid! They’re so good you won’t want to share anyway.

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PS I think they would be really tasty with a morsel of feta cheese stuffed inside too, for a bit of zing. But I haven’t tried it so if you do let me know how it goes!







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