Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Need a quick and easy appetizer for your Super Bowl party? Try these bacon-wrapped dates. They are salty, sweet, and truly delicious. You can stuff them with an almond or a piece of cheese. Experiment and let me know what you like best!

Bacon-Wrapped Dates
1 package pitted dates
1/4 cup whole almonds
1 pound uncooked bacon
a block of quality cheese, cut into 1/4 inch by 1/2 in sticks

Dates are typically available in the produce section of your market or may be near the raisins. 
You can use any type of cheese you like. Try blue cheese, goat cheese, a nice aged cheddar… possibilities are endless!

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.


Stuff each date with an almond or cheese as desired. Wrap each date with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Place the dates on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 6 to 8 minutes. Use tongs to turn the dates over and continue cooking 6 to 8 more minutes or until bacon is crisp.

Transfer to a plate and serve. Enjoy!!!

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