Bacon Wrapped Dates

So simple and only two ingredients, these Bacon Wrapped Dates are parcels of deliciousness. They make a great canapé or nibble and are perfect with a glass of something bubbly! 

Have you tried Bacon Wrapped Dates before?

If you haven’t had tried a bacon wrapped date before you are missing out! I first had them when I was on holiday in Fuerteventura. Bacon wrapped dates are a popular starter there and each restaurant does them slightly differently. Some serve them drizzled with a balsamic vinegar reduction which I recommend. I’ve even had them deep fried which was a bit different. 

I also had Bacon Wrapped Dates when I went to the Duck and Waffle in London. If you get the chance to go there I would definitely recommend ordering theirs. They serve them with a mustard sauce which is so tasty!  

Not all dates were created equal!

If you think you don’t like dates, you may not have tried a medjool date. Medjool dates are bigger and soften than regular dates and have a rich almost caramel like flavour. They are definitely not those small hard dates you may be thinking of. Plus doesn’t wrapping anything in bacon make it instantly better?! Give these a try and see if you change your mind about dates. 

I would recommend using standard sized medjool dates for this recipe. If you use the king sized medjool dates you might feel like you have too much date and not enough bacon! 

When do you eat these?

Anytime you like is the simple answer! I think these Bacon Wrapped Dates are particularly good as a starter or canapé. You wouldn’t want to sit there and eat all twelve yourself because too much soft fruit is never ideal. A couple of these with a glass of something bubbly would be absolutely perfect. 

These Bacon Wrapped Dates are best eaten warm so I would recommend putting them in the oven just before you need them. You can definitely prepare them earlier in the day and keep them in the fridge until you are ready for them though. 

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Bacon Wrapped Dates

So simple and only two ingredients, these Bacon Wrapped Dates are parcels of deliciousness. They make a great canapé or nibble and are perfect with a glass of something bubbly! 

Course Snack, Starter
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Bacon, Dates
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 286 kcal
Author Curly

Ingredients

  • 12 medjool dates
  • 6 slices thick streaky bacon

Instructions

  1. Start by soaking 12 cocktail sticks in water. Set aside

  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan assisted, 200°C non fan)

  3. Remove the pits from each of the dates by cutting a small slit into the side

  4. Cut each rasher of streaky bacon in half. Place a date at the end of the bacon and roll it around the date

  5. Secure the bacon with one of the soaked cocktail sticks and place on a baking tray. Continue with the rest of the bacon and dates

  6. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes, turning the dates after 10 minutes, until the bacon is crisp

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 501mg14%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 107IU2%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Dates

  1. Lesley Garden


    Loving the sound of this flavour pairing. I worked in Asia in the past and dates were often served alongside savoury dishes. The combination of sweet and salty here sounds delicious, I will be giving these a try. Thank you for sharing to #CookBlogShare

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