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Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon-Wrapped Dates are not only easy but will fly off the tray at any party. A fantastic holiday appetizer or great football food!

Bacon-wrapped dates with blue cheese on a plate

These little Bacon-Wrapped Dates are the most fantastic one-bite appetizer this side of delicious.

Two bites, really. Which only makes them more awesome.

Bacon-wrapped dates with blue cheese on a brown plate

You’ve probably tried Bacon Wrapped Dates at one party or another in your lifetime. Possibly even made them yourself. But, if you haven’t, do yourself a favor and give them a try. Unless, of course, you’re not into easy, elegant appetizers that also happen to be wrapped in bacon.

What makes Bacon Wrapped Dates so great for a party?

Closeup of a bacon-wrapped date with blue cheese on a brown plate
  1. They can be made in advance. Fill a few trays then toss them in the oven throughout the party for a steady stream of hot appetizers.
  2. They’re great hot but are still fantastic at room temperature.
  3. For a “fussy” type appetizer, they’re actually quite simple and fast to prepare.
  4. They’re upscale enough to fit in at an elegant cocktail party yet even football fans will gobble them up at a Superbowl party. Try wrapping them in pancetta to make them even fancier!
  5. Only three ingredients. Huzzah!!
  6. They’re wrapped in bacon.
  7. They’re wrapped in bacon.
Bacon-wrapped dates with blue cheese on a speckled brown plate

There you have it. Seven delicious and compelling reasons to add Bacon-Wrapped Dates to whatever soiree you happen to be throwing. And if those weren’t enough reasons to convince you to make them pronto, here are a few more similarly delicious appetizers for your viewing pleasure:

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese - an easy yet elegant appetizer!

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This is an easy, elegant appetizer that's perfect for the holidays!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound high-quality bacon
  • 1 pound dates
  • 1/2 cup high-quality blue cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Place a wire rack over a large sheet pan.
  3. Slice bacon in half crosswise. Cut a slit across the top of each date, open slightly and remove pit (this part is sticky but very easy to do). Place a small amount of blue cheese inside each date (I try to get at least a teaspoon in) then wrap the stuffed date with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on wire rack.
  4. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Serve immediately (although they still taste great at room temperature).
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 494mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 4gSugar: 35gProtein: 10g
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