Bacon Wrapped Dates
Bacon Wrapped Dates – an easy 2 ingredient appetizer or snack. The perfect combination of salty and sweet. Paleo, gluten free, Whole30.
You are looking at my Valentine’s Day present.
Shawn and I aren’t really in to gifts. Instead, we gift each other date nights out, or day trips around California, or vacations. To us, memories are much more important than things. This year, we decided to skip gifts and instead spend Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend away in Murphy’s, CA which is the cutest little wine town in gold country.
But Thursday after work, I came home to a sparkling clean house, with a glass of wine waiting for me and this plate of bacon wrapped dates. As we enjoyed a little after work drink and appetizer, he told me that he had filmed AND photographed this recipe for me so I could put it on the blog, and not have to worry about shooting a blog recipe this weekend and just enjoy our time away. Best Valentine’s Day present I could ever get.
I sure do like him.
I like to microwave the bacon for 1 minute, just to get the cooking time sped up. That 1 minute of cooking also leaves you with much crispier bacon in the end.
These bacon wrapped dates taste best served within an hour of cooking them. My favorite is when they’re still warm from the oven, just about 10 minutes after baking. I wouldn’t recommend making these far in advance, they don’t keep very well.
Follow Shawn’s lead and surprise your sweety with an afterwork bacon wrapped date date, which is the best kind of date of all.
Bacon Wrapped Dates
- 5 slices of bacon, I get my bacon from ButcherBox, which I highly recommend
- 15 pitted dates
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Lay the bacon on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 1 minute. Cut the slices of bacon into 3 pieces. Wrap a piece of the bacon around the date and secure with a toothpick. Lay the bacon wrapped dates on the parchment paper and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the bacon is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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49 Comments on “Bacon Wrapped Dates”
Yum! Sounds like you have a great husband!
That is seriously the sweetest Valentine’s Day gift ever. Like ever!! I love bacon wrapped dates – these look so delicious!!
Wow, what a sweet husband you have! These look just perfect. I don’t eat a lot of dates, but I need to give these a try!
Shawn sure is a nice guy! You must give these a try Kelly, so good!
Bacon wrapped dates are one of my favorite appetizers! What a sweet gift for Valentine’s Day! A weekend away without worry about the blog is the best gift ever.
Definitely the best gift ever. He is almost too good to me : )
That is so thoughtful of Shawn! He’s definitely a keeper. Glad you were able to enjoy the weekend stress free.
Happy Wednesday friend!
He is just so great! Made for a very fun weekend. Was only cooking for fun and enjoyment : )
I love little savoury nibbles like these bacon wrapped dates! They look so super simple to make – and I bet taste incredibly delicious too.
These are such a great little appetizer to set out. Everyone always loves them. Thanks Thalia : )
These bacon wrapped dates sound amazing! Now if I could just get your husband to teach mine how to make and photograph recipes, that’d be great! How sweet, Natalie!
It’s so nice that he’s good with a camera. Makes blogging super easy sometimes. He taught me everything about shooting in manual. I was clueless!
We don’t really do gifts either. I totally agree that memories are much more important! I have had bacon wrapped dates once before but have never made them myself. I love how crispy and awesome that bacon looks!!!
It’s kind of nice never having to stress about buying presents. I’ll just book us a fun dinner reservation instead. Win win!
SO sweet — he’s a keeper! These look totally amazing!
Oh my gawwwd how sweet is that!! If I’m semi-stressing about a recipe I’m going to blog my boyfriend will chop up the vegetables and basically be my sous chef. He used to work in a restaurant so his knife skills are way better than mine!! Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend, and I *need* to try these dates soon. Simple and I bet they’re outrageous!
That is so cool Brian worked in a restaurant! Sounds like you picked a good guy. And having him prep the vegetables for you is so nice. Less for you to stress about : )
OMG these look sooo good! And they’re so simple. I need to try these for sure – pinned!
That is the SWEETEST story! I love that he did that for you. Plus, I’m sure these bacon wrapped dates weren’t too difficult to eat :) I haven’t tried bacon wrapped dates yet but I’m dying too. The sweet and salty combo must be amazing!
He is too good to me! You must try these Bri, salty and sweet combo is the best!
Best Husband Ever!!! lol The only thing my husband can make is grilled cheese. Anyway… I love bacon wrapped dates and would love to be surprised with some after work. Oh well…maybe in another life?!? lol
Isn’t he just the best? It is nice having a fella who can cook and clean. I think he’s picked up a lot of skills after filming all my recipe videos for me : )
My husband and I don’t do gifts either — going out before or after V-day or taking a trip is much better! That was so sweet of him to do that for you — what a wonderful thought! And these bacon wrapped dates would go down way too easily — I love the sound of these! :)
You two think like us then! And we never go out on Valentine’s Day. Way too nuts! Hope you like these if you make them Marcie : )
A husband willing and able to compile a blog post for you?! Hot damn, I’m jealous! ;) I think my guy would look at me like I’d grown an additional head if I suggested such a thing, haha. That Shawn!
These dates look absolutely delicious . . . my mouth is watering!
Love that sweet and salty combo! I could eat an embarrassing amount of these in one sitting, lol! That’s so sweet of Shawn to film those for you. Y’all are just the cutest!
Oh wow, these look AMAZING, Natalie! I had bacon wrapped dates a few years ago at a party, and I’ve been dreaming about them ever since. My friend even gave me the recipe, but I just haven’t gotten around to making them. These sound incredible! And I love how easy they are to whip up, too! Pinned!
Wow, I’ve never tried bacon-wrapped dates before, but these look unbelievable D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!!!
My husband would love this recipe, Nat! Pinning it for later ;-)
Shawn sounds like a keeper! There’s nothing better than coming home to a clean house and something to snack on. I made bacon wrapped dates a few years ago and could not stop eating them! My mouth is watering for these and it’s only 8am…
He is too good to me. I’m a lucky lady : )
I have been wanting to try bacon-wrapped dates for the LONGEST time now and I think you just gave me the push that I needed! These seriously look SO amazing, Natalie! I don’t think I’d be able to share. ;)
You must give them a try. They’re so good Sarah. If you love salty and sweet, it’s the appetizer for you : )