These bacon wrapped dates are the perfect quick and easy appetizer, plus they’re a total crowd pleaser! They only take ten minutes to make, the mix of salty and sweet is delicious, and it’s not like you can go wrong by wrapping something in bacon!
These are perfect for anything from fancy dinner parties to Superbowl parties; everyone will love them!
Bacon Wrapped Dates Appetizer
- whole, pitted dates
- uncooked strips of bacon
- chili powder
NOTE: You can also use peppered bacon for this (found in the deli usually), and skip the chili powder if you want.
You’re going to broil these, so if your broiler needs to be pre-heated, turn it on now. And get out your broiling pan (a cookie sheet will work in a pinch).
Cut your strips of bacon in half and lay them out flat. Lightly sprinkle the bacon pieces with chili powder, then place a date at one end.
Roll each piece of bacon around a date, and stick a toothpick through to hold it in place. Put the bacon wrapped dates on your broiler pan, leaving enough space between them to flip them over halfway through.
Put the pan in the broiler and broil for 4-6 minutes. Then pull them out, turn them over, and broil for another 4-6 minutes.
Once the bacon is fully cooked and a little bit browned, they’re done! Pull them out and enjoy immediately! They don’t reheat well, but it’s never taken anybody longer than six minutes to completely annihilate a plate of these bad boys, so you should be fine. 🙂
What is your go-to appetizer for parties?
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Kelly @ Eyes on the Source says
Sweet and salty is always the perfect addicting combination! I would not have thought of this, I bet it’s awesome! ~Kelly @ Eyes On The Source
You had me at Bacon.
These are perfect for a Super Bowl party Jessi! I love dates, but never really thought to cook with them. Pinning this!
My mom has been making these for years. They are gone minutes after she sets them out. She adds a chunk of cheddar cheese though, slice the date and pipit in before you wrap it, and use precooked bacon so you just heat it to melt the cheese! SO GOOD!!
Jessi Wohlwend says
Ooh cheese would be delicious!
Jessi W says
Ooh, putting parmesan in the middle sounds delicious, we'll have to try that next time. Glad I could help prove you right! :-p
its so funny you posted this because i just tried to make these for my mom the other day and she thought i was the weirdest person ever! i love them. i have a friend that stuffs the date with a piece of parmesan cheese before wrapping it in bacon and it makes them even better! thank you for vindicating my appetizer and proving that my mom is the weird one, not me! 🙂
[email protected] says
Bacon anything is a big hit in our house — never would have thought of wrapping it around dates! Will add this to my gotta do this list!
Oh, gee, this looks good, really good. I love bacon… a lot. Mmmmm I also love the salty sweet taste of like pretzels and chocolate so I think I will more than love this. Yummy. I'm pinning. Linda
Aunt B says
I've had these but never made them. I'm definitely adding them to my repertoire. I've pinned this recipe for future reference.