Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Dates

I am often asked what are some of my favorite recipes to cook for parties and though I have my favorites I have made for years, there are those recipes that I have only recently started trying that have become staples in my appetizer repetoire!

One such recipe is for bacon wrapped dates.  There are a million variations as to how you can make these but I like to keep it simple as the dates and bacon really speak for themselves.

There is a little assembly required but it will be totally worth it when you serve these to your guests!

Bacon-Wrapped Dates
1 1/2 pounds thick cut bacon
2 pounds Medjool Dates
2 packages slivered almonds

Cut each piece of bacon in half.  Stuff each date with several slivered almonds.  Wrap each date with a half piece of bacon and secure it with a toothpick.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.  Space the bacon wrapped dates evenly on the baking sheet.  Cook in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until the bacon is cooked. Be sure no to burn the bottoms by cooking too long!
That's it!  That is all you have to do!

I have heard that this is delicious stuffed with Parmesan too so I imagine any kind of cheese would be delicious shoved down in there!  Get crazy and experiment but please don't forget to let me know how it turns out!!!
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