I love hosting parties but I hate making complicated food. Sure, I’ll cook one complicated item for a party but will never do more which is why I love this recipe.
Why it’s an amazing recipe–
- two ingredients (bacon and dates)
- little effort (stick it with a toothpick)
- maximum results (quickly emptied plate)
It’s a recipe anyone can make due to its simplicity. Now you’re reading simple, easy and probably wondering where this falls on the “is it good” scale– it’s divine with the merging of salty and sweet. When I serve it, I’ve learned to cook it in two batches because it quickly disappears off the plate leaving nothing behind but a pile if discarded tooth picks.
Bacon Wrapped Dates
- One package of bacon
- One can of pitted dates (typically found with the raisins)
1. Cut your bacon into three sections (each date does not need a full strip of bacon to cover it).
2. Wrap a strip around your date.
3. Secure it with a toothpick.
4. Repeat until all the dates or bacon is used.
5. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil. This will save you from cleaning up a crusty mess.
6. Place all the bacon wrapped dates on the tray and cook for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
7. Plate and enjoy everyone’s reaction to the salty/sweetness of the treat.
Administrative side note: If you look at the top of the page, you will see Make It A Meal. This page now archives all of my Make It a Meal posts (for ease of searching!) I’m slowly customizing the site, so stay tuned for more updates.