Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates with Almonds
Sweet and luscious Cream Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates are a delicious appetizer and will be the star of the show at any holiday party or game day bash!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 18 dates
- 4 ounces cold cream cheese cut into 18 - 1 by 1/4 inch pieces
- 12 oz pitted dates Medjool if possible
- 18 whole almonds salted and roasted
- 6 slices bacon cut crosswise into thirds
- 18 wooden picks
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Stuff 1 piece of cream cheese into each date. Use an almond to help stuff the cheese in.
Wrap 1 piece of bacon around each date and secure with a toothpick.
Arrange dates bacon seam side down on a wire rack in a cookie sheet.
Bake 10 minutes or until the bacon starts browning, turn over and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until your bacon is browned and crispy.
Be sure to purchase dates which have already been pitted, preferably Medjool dates.
Don't make the same mistake I did. The first time I made stuffed dates I put the package of dates in the refrigerator before stuffing them. They were so stiff I had a hard time opening them enough to stuff in the cream cheese and almonds.
Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.4mg