Bacon Wrapped Dates – A 3 Ingredient Appetizer That’s To Die For
This recipe can EASILY be doubled, tripled, quadrupled or whatever to meet your party guest needs!
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Dates
? cup of cheeseI used a sharp, aged cheddar - use anything with a “tang” that you have on hand - goat cheese, cream cheese, gorgonzola, etc. would go well here - sliced, diced or crumbled
12slicesof uncuredthick cut bacon, cut in half (you should have 24 slices total)
Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Slice a small slit down the length of each date, being careful not to cut it in half. Stuff the opening with cheese. Wrap the date with a piece of bacon and place it seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat until all of the dates are wrapped.
Place the bacon wrapped dates in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flip them over, draining any pooled grease into a small dish. Bake for 10-12 minutes more until the bacon is crispy on the edges.
Remove from oven and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Cool 5 minutes before transferring to a serving platter. Serve warm.
Dates can be stuffed and wrapped up to 1 day before baking. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and reheat on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.