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Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe
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Bacon Wrapped Dates

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"A good and tasty treat for any occasion! You'll need a box of toothpicks to prepare this easy appetizer."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Slice open dates, and stuff each with a cube of Cheddar cheese. Wrap each date with a quarter of a bacon slice, and secure bacon with toothpicks.
  3. Arrange wrapped dates on a medium baking sheet, and broil 15 minutes in the preheated oven, turning once, until bacon is evenly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This is very similar to a recipe I use. Just substitute the cheese for whole almonds. It taste like you are eating candy. Sherry

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2008

This is SO much better with zero cheese. Bacon Wrapped Dates should be just that, omit the cheese altogether and you will have a luscious recipe.

Nov 29, 2007

I have another version of this recipe that has either goat cheese or cream cheese (take your pick) piped into the center of the dates with a frosting bag, then wrapped in bacon. It's the cheese flavor that makes the difference, I think, and I prefer the goat cheese in this.

Jan 26, 2004

Errrr... not by any means the great, classy, yet easy appetizer I was looking for. I tried it out on my friends before my big party. Be happy to know, however, one person out of three liked them!

Sep 09, 2009

I used big dates and stuffed with cream cheese and sliced almonds. It was so good. Cheese and almond taste is subtle, but noticeable. Needed 1/3 bacon slice to get around date.

Apr 04, 2011

I've NEVER had an appetizer fly off the plate like this one. I do NOT add cheese. Wrap the pitted date with the bacon, stick a toothpick in it. I've been making this one for a couple of years now...easy to make ahead of time. House smells great while the bacon is cooking and guests are arriving. One of my all time favourites. Enjoy!

May 06, 2010

Use Goat Cheese for this recipe!! If you use enough cheese and crisp the bacon properly, it is sublime. Also pair it with a bed of arugula and drizzle a maple syrup reduction over everything. One of the best bites I've ever had in my life.

Mar 10, 2008

I didn't try it with cheddar (sounds sketchy), but with cream cheese it's excellent. My oven has two broil settings, high and low; 15 minutes on high would have been far too much heat. 15 minutes on low might do it; 7 minutes on high was plenty. I found them to taste better after they had cooled.


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  • Calories
  • 193 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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