Yeh, you could stuff the date with an almond, or a bit of cheese – heck I’ve done it myself – but you really don’t need to; the two are pretty spectacular just on their own. I was actually a little surprised when folk started asking for this recipe, thinking I’d done something special or used a secret buzzyfoods date or something.
A small box of Medjool dates from Target, and a package of uncured bacon from Trader Joe’s.
Oh, and toothpicks.
Next, cut the bacon in half.
Wrap a half strip of bacon around a date and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat with the remaining dates and bacon. My 12 ounce packet of bacon cut down the middle wrapped all of the dates in my small box with one half-strip left over.
Apply cooking spray to a rack fitted into a foil lined baking pan and arrange the dates in a single layer.
Bake for 15 or 20 minutes, until the bacon is cooked and a bit on the crispity side.
See? Doesn’t get much easier than that!
Plan on adding these stress-free little bundles of goodness to your next gathering or feast day table.