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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!


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


  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
Kristy Bernardo
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Mischa @ Accidental Farm Wife

Sunday 25th of January 2015

Reasons #6 & #7, YES!! These look so yummy, and yay for easy!

Kristy Bernardo

Tuesday 27th of January 2015

Thanks, Mischa!!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Saturday 20th of December 2014

Yes, please! These look like an addictive and delicious party treat that are such to be a huge hit!

Kristy Bernardo

Sunday 21st of December 2014

Thanks, Amy! Happy Holidays :)


Saturday 20th of December 2014

I am trashing my choice of my crab-stuffed mushrooms in favor of this KILLER recipe! We have friends in our neighborhood who have a 6-9:00 party on New Year's Eve - we watch the ball drop in Times Square and call it our CNN New Year's Eve.. These will be our contribution. Printed out and drooling. Happy holidays!

Kristy Bernardo

Sunday 21st of December 2014

What a cool idea to watch the ball drop and call it a night early! I'm thrilled you're taking these, Liz, and I know you'll love them! Cheers to you and Happy Holidays :)


Thursday 18th of December 2014

Ooooh, a family fave, I've got a version coming up on my blog, too! I found that they weren't the most photogenic appetizer I've ever worked with, but you managed to make them look downright glamorous!

Kristy Bernardo

Sunday 21st of December 2014

sue - you're so right about them not being photogenic (although thank you for the compliment)! This was the only photo of the bunch that I could stomach posting. Good thing they're delicious! Happy Holidays to you and yours :)

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