Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates

close up of a bunch of dates

Ingredients:

  • 18 (1 inch by 1/4 inch) pieces cream cheese
  • 18 pitted dates
  • 18 salted and roasted whole almonds
  • 6 slices bacon, cut crosswise into thirds
  • 18 wooden toothpicks (optional)

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2) Stuff 1 piece of cheese and 1 almond into each date, then wrap 1 piece of bacon around each date and secure bacon with a toothpick if desired.

3) Arrange dates, bacon seam down and 1 inch apart in a shallow baking pan.

4) Bake 5 minutes, then turn dates over with tongs and bake until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a paper towel or parchment. Serve immediately.

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