Bacon Wrapped Dates

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    If you have been looking for delicious date appetizers, then this is your post! Come and read why these Bacon Wrapped Dates are one of my favorite appetizers! 

    Bacon Wrapped Dates are an easy, 4 ingredient appetizer or snack perfect for watching the big game in your pajamas or a fancy cocktail party. #dateappetizers #baconwrappeddates www.savoryexperiments.com

    Bacon Wrapped Dates are an easy, 4-ingredient appetizer perfect for watching the big game in your pajamas or a fancy cocktail party.

    Bacon makes everything better. It is a fact. There are days that I don’t have eggs or milk, but I always have bacon. Whether I’m whipping up a quick meal created from random freezer items or dressing a salad, bacon will make it better.

    And can you beleive I only discovered the magic of bacon wrapped dates a few years ago? They are MAGIC! I mean, who doesn’t love a nice bacon wrapped scallop or even bacon wrapped chicken?

    wright brand bacon

    As many of you know, I also pride myself on making things from scratch and using quality ingredients. These two aspects will make or break any dish. This includes my bacon, which is why I buy Wright® Brand Bacon.

    The meaty, thick cuts stand out among other bacon brands. The packing doesn’t creatively hide the fat-meat ratio, because it doesn’t need to, look up and check out the meat in that picture!

    Wright Brand Bacon is made with premium cuts that are hand trimmed, making it Bacon The Wright Way.

    close up of cheesy bacon stuffed dates

    Bacon Wrapped Dates are one of my secret weapons. People generally turn their nose up at dates, but when you stuff them with blue cheese, wrap them in bacon and drizzle them with honey, it is almost like eating dessert.

    bowl of bacon wrapped dates

    In order for Bacon Wrapped Dates to turn out properly, you need high quality bacon. Cuts that have flavor to soften the dates and infuse them with flavor, and most importantly, not shrivel up when cooked.

    What are dates?

    A date is a fruit from a tree native to North Africa and the Middle East. They can be eaten fresh or dried. They are also incorporated into many Middle Eastern dishes, as well as being used commonly in Italy and Greece.

    Bacon Wrapped Dates are an easy, 4 ingredient appetizer or snack perfect for watching the big game in your pajamas or a fancy cocktail party.

    Wright Brand Bacon comes in several mouthwatering flavors, all of which pair perfectly for Bacon Wrapped Dates.

    • Hickory Smoked
    • Applewood Smoked
    • Smoked Brown Sugar Bacon
    • Bourbon Barrel Smoked
    • Oak Barrel Smoked

    I like the Hickory Smoked. The hickory smell hits your nose the moment you open the package. It will put a smile on your face before you even taste it. I promise. Wright Brand Bacon wants to hear YOUR favorite flavor and food combinations.

    close up of bacon wrapped dates

    Hop on over to cast your vote in their BACON POLL! Then head to your local grocery store to buy some of your own. I pick up mine in the bacon and breakfast sausage case of my local Food Lion.

    If you liked this bacon wrapped appetizer make sure you check out some of these other easy bacon recipes:

    Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken
    Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken is a cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe using three cheeses and fresh jalapenos. Avocado and lime cool off the hot flavors. #baconwrappedchicken #jalapenopopperchicken www.savoryexperiments.com
    Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken is a cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe using three cheeses and fresh jalapenos. Avocado and lime cool off the hot flavors. 
    Bacon Fried Cabbage
    Fried Cabbage with Bacon in a Skillet
    Bacon Fried Cabbage is a great recipe using cabbage fried in bacon grease and lightly seasoned leaving it with lots of flavor and a little bit of crunch.
    Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Muffins
    Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Muffins will become your favorite stuffing for Thanksgiving recipe. Who doesn't love stuffing with bacon?! #stuffingrecipe #stuffingforthanksgiving #stuffingmuffins www.savoryexperiments.com
    Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Muffins will become your favorite stuffing for Thanksgiving recipe. Who doesn’t love stuffing with bacon?! 
    Cheese Stuffed Dates for Pinterest

    Tools for making bacon wrapped dates:

    Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

    Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!

    Rimmed Baking Sheet– another kitchen staple! You’ll use this for prep work, roasting and much more. I have 7 at my house.

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    Bacon Wrapped Dates

    Bacon Wrapped Dates are an easy, 4 ingredient appetizer or snack perfect for watching the big game in your pajamas or a fancy cocktail party.
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time25 mins
    Total Time35 mins
    Course: Appetizer, Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: bacon wrapped dates, stuffed dates
    Servings: 16
    Calories: 152kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    • 11 strips Wright Brand Bacon cut into thirds
    • 32 dates pitted and cut open down the center
    • 8 ounces blue cheese
    • honey for drizzling
    • Large toothpicks soaked in water for 15 minutes

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    • Stuff the center of each date and then wrap it in a bacon strip. Edges should overlap slightly, but not make two full rounds. If the bacon is too thick it will not cook evenly.
    • Place two bacon wrapped dates on each toothpick and place on a large rimmed baking sheet.
    • Bake for 10 minutes, turn and bake for an additional 12 minutes, or until bacon is browned.
    • Some cheese might ooze out, but that is fine, there is still plenty where is came from. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before transferring to a serving platter and drizzling with honey.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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