Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almonds

Something funny happened the first time I ever tried this simple yet sublime creation.  The next day, I didn’t want to eat anything.  Except for these.  They were SO incredibly good, I couldn’t even imagine tasting anything else.

These are perfect to bring to a party, and just need to be popped into the oven for 5 minutes to reheat.

These hardly need a recipe, but I’ve found that the simpler the recipe, the more important the ratio.  It’s all about balance…

Makes 30

Preheat oven to 350º

1 package organic nitrate free bacon (Preferably not thick cut)
15-20 pitted dates
30 raw almonds

Cut each strip of bacon into 3 pieces

Cut each date in half, unless they’re very small.  The ideal size is about 1/2″-3/4″ long

Insert one almond into the center of each date

Wrap each almond stuffed date with a piece of bacon.  Wrap as tightly as you can and place seam side down in a glass baking dish.  Place them close together to discourage them from unrolling.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the bacon is done to your liking.  Perfection on these is when the bacon is a bit crispy on the bottom, but still has some bite.

Serve with toothpicks, and make sure to have some before you put them out.  They won’t last!

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  1. Delicious- DUH. Really though, so simple yet so delicious. A crowd pleaser at both a work party and a family party. Another zenbelly success. Duh.

  2. I believe I was there when you first ate these and I know that yours are better then what we had that day!!! These are AMAZINGLY OUTSTANDING!!!! #1 !!! The best finger food ever! ZENBELLY Makes my belly So Happy!!!!

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  4. Holy moly. I made a dish of these to take to a potluck dinner, and then promptly made another to keep at home…

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