Dates Wrapped in Bacon
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There is just something about Dates Wrapped in Bacon that feels super indulgent doesn’t it? Like a naughty treat that you reward yourself with occasionally. The kind of dish that screams ‘celebration’ and special occasion. Well, that’s what comes to mind when we think about the mighty Date, encased in some delicious, crunchy Bacon!

Up until we built this dish, our only exposure to Dates Wrapped in Bacon was at events. Either corporate events or perhaps weddings. Where you’re starting around at a reception before the main thing kicks off and there are servers dashing around with plates of delicious morsels of goodies. I love those events! Of course, mainly for the food! You typically eat the kind of food that you don’t typically eat at home. Or in restaurants to be honest

Why aren’t Dates Wrapped in Bacon served in Restaurants?

Who’s ever been to a restaurant where Dates Wrapped in Bacon is on the menu? If so, we’d love to hear about it (comments at the bottom of this article!) Personally, this feels like a big miss for the restaurant industry. Who wouldn’t want to tuck into a delicious plate of sweet Dates wrapped in Bacon, perhaps stuffed with Goats Cheese like this recipe, to kick off a meal? Pair the Dates with some beautiful sparkling wine or Champagne and you’ve got yourself a pretty decent kick off to a meal!

They’re also a super easy dish to make, it takes barely any time to cool and can be quite economical. Anyway, any restauranteurs out there feel free to use this recipe and put the Dates Wrapped in Bacon on the menu!

This is quite a rich dish, so just be wary about portion sizes when preparing. You could probably eat 2 or 3 each before the richness kicks in. So, they’re a great party snack to serve alongside some other delicious appetizers. The good news is we’ve got you covered there. Check out our Appetizers page for more yummy apps to serve alongside these beauties

Dates Wrapped in Bacon pile

Recipe Details

Servings

2 – 6 people

Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes

Total time

20 minutes

Dates Wrapped in Bacon Recipe

Ingredients

  • 12 Dates, pitted
  • 12 Bacon Rashers
  • 12 toothpicks
  • 60 grams Goats Cheese (approximately 2 oz.)
  • 2 tbsp. Honey (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Dates by slicing an incision lengthwise from top to bottom across one side of the Date. If the dates are pitted already then this should already be done for you. If not, once you’ve made this cut removing the pit is quite simple. Just pull it out!
  2. Fill the hole in the Date with a generous scoop of Goats Cheese. You can choose other types of Cheese if you like depending on your flavor preference. Blue Cheese will go well with the Dates and, similar to Goats Cheese offer a lovely contrast to the sweetness of the Date. If you want to go all out, add some Mozzarella for that beautiful cheese pull effect
  3. Lay your pieces of Bacon out flat on a chopping board. Place the date at one end of the Bacon and simply roll the date along the Bacon to wrap it. It doesn’t matter if the Bacon overlaps a bit, that just means more Bacon for whoever’s eating it!
  4. Place a toothpick through the center of the Date Wrapped in Bacon to secure it in place. An optional step a this point is to brush the Bacon with Honey, like a glaze. This will add more sweetness and richness to the dish. A suggestion would be to try it on half the Dates you’re making to see what you prefer
  5. Place the Dates Wrapped in Bacon on a baking tray and cook in the Oven heated to 375 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the Bacon is beautiful, crispy, and golden. Once cooked, remove and let cool for a few minutes then serve

Dates Wrapped in Bacon on a stick
These Dates Wrapped in Bacon are so fun to eat!

We hope you enjoyed our Bacon Wrapped Dates recipe. If you’ve made them yourself or if you’ve got a local restaurant that serves these we’d love to hear from you! Comment below or hit us up on our Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube page and let us know! Happy Cooking!

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