Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates
medium pitted Medjool dates (about 3/4 pound with pits)
ounces uncooked chorizo sausage
ounces dark chocolate bar or chocolate bar with bacon, broken into 16 pieces
slices Applewood smoked bacon, halved
recipe Spicy Chocolate Sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stuff each date with about 1 rounded teaspoon sausage. Place a piece of chocolate bar (about 1/4 of a square) in the center of the sausage; fold sausage around the chocolate and close the date. Wrap each date in half a piece of bacon. In a very large skillet, sear bacon-wrapped dates over medium heat until crispy, turning as necessary. Set aside.
- In a deep baking dish (about 1-inch side walls) pour Spicy Chocolate Sauce about halfway up the sides of the dish. Transfer the seared dates to the baking dish, spacing about 1-inch apart. Bake dates in sauce for 25 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F is reached, spooning sauce over dates occasionally. Transfer dates to a serving dish and serve sauce alongside. Garnish with cilantro and chocolate bar shavings, if desired.
Nutrition Facts(Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates)
- Per serving:
- 145 kcal cal.,
- 6 g fat
- (2 g sat. fat,
- 2 g monounsatured fat),
- 11 mg chol.,
- 160 mg sodium,
- 20 g carb.,
- 2 g fiber,
- 18 g sugar,
- 4 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet