Friday, November 25, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Dates

I made these delicious appetizers for Thanksgiving and they were a hit!  Simple to make and easy to eat, these are the perfect sweet and salty party treat!  Better yet, they are gluten free and paleo friendly.  Remember you will need about 1 slice of bacon for every 2 dates you make so purchase accordingly.  Happy Holidays!

The perfect party bite

1 package large pitted Medjool dates
1lb bacon, each slice cut in half (you will most likely use less than a pound)

1. Preheat oven to 375F.  Place bacon on a microwavable plate.  Cover with a paper towel and cook on high for 2 minutes (to partially cook them and remove some fat).
2. Wrap each 1/2 slice of bacon around a pitted date and secure with a toothpick.
3. Place on a nonstick foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10-20 minutes per side (until crispy on the bottom, then flip so the whole bacon piece is nice and toasted).
4. Remove, place on a paper towel to cool and then serve warm or at room temp.

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