Roasted Dates with Bacon


Searching for easy yet elegant appetizer ideas? Look no further than these bacon-wrapped dates! The finger food recipe requires just three ingredients and 15 minutes of cook time.

Roasted Dates with Bacon
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Roast Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
16 appetizers


  • 16 fresh or dried pitted dates, such as Medjool

  • 16 smoked almonds

  • 8 thick slices apple-smoked bacon, halved crosswise


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut a slit in each date. Place almonds inside slits. Press together the dates to close slits. Wrap each date with a piece of bacon.

  2. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. Add a roasting rack; place the dates on rack. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Serve immediately with toothpicks. Dates will be hot inside. Makes 16 appetizers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
3g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Protein 3g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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