Paleo Plan

Bacon Wrapped Dates

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Makes 16 dates, or 4 servings.

Approximate cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon slices, cut in half
  • 16 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 16 whole almonds
  • toothpicks (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Open up dates gently with a knife.
  • Stuff each date with an almond, and wrap with half of a bacon slice. Secure with a toothpick if necessary.
  • Place on a shallow baking sheet and bake, bacon seam down, for about 7 minutes.
  • Flip and bake for another 7 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
  • Serve warm or cold, and store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Photo courtesy: Neely Quinn

16 Comments

  1. jackelopemum

    These are really good. I ended up popping them back into the oven to finish baking, because I like my bacon more chewy and less raw. But these are sooooo good!

  2. Melissa

    I thought that bacon was on the “no-no” list?

  3. Cat lol

    This is quite ironic, as dates are muslim, but bacon is not halal.

  4. Re: Cat lol

    I don’t think Dates are able to choose a religion, Islam or otherwise…

  5. I’m cofused…..since when did bacon become considered lean meat???

  6. Meats don’t all have to be super lean. One of the tenets of Paleo is that certain fats are good in moderation, i.e. grass-fed butter, avocado, and yes, bacon.

  7. Brieshon

    Most of what I’ve read has suggested that uncured (no nitrate/nitrite added) bacon is ok, in moderation. Yummo!

  8. Jonathan

    Life is relative; pastured nitrate free bacon is better than feed lot nitrate filled bacon. Get it cured with maple syrup instead of sugar; kudos. Bacon cured without any sugar; good for you. I find life less neurotic when I keep things realistic.

  9. elizabethwstroud@gmail.com

    Delicious!!!

  10. This is a lie! There is NO WAY that 4 of these is a serving! ;)

    and seriously, “store leftovers in refrigerator”…hahaha!! THAT’S a good one.

  11. Best snack ever! SO glad I looked up this recipe to read the comments – I had the recipe from the 21 day cleanse book and it does not include almonds (I prefer them without anyway) and a serving is 2 – I have leftovers in my fridge for a snack for tomorrow and guess what? I have 4 left woohoo!!!

    @max lmao!

  12. Has anyone tried toasting the almonds before putting them in the dates? Toasted almonds are delish.
    You can also roll the dates in toasted coconut!

  13. Tina T

    These sound awesome! I can’t wait to try them! I’m new to the Paleo Diet so I was wondering if this is primarily a plan for adults or can I include my children in this lifestyle change? It sounds like it would be good for them as well, but I want to be sure before I incorporate this with them. I’m really excited about this plan and the pre-planned meals and shopping list are exactly what I need! Thank you!

  14. I made these with turkey bacon (form Trader Joe’s – it’s the best!) and stuffed it with spicy pecans, since I run out of almonds. Yummy-licious. Agreed with Max… Leftovers? What’s that??? :))

  15. Tony K

    Holy cow, these things are amazing. Just watch out for the hot gooey date fresh out of the oven. I put two almonds in the date instead of one.

  16. Karen M

    These are absolutely stunning. Our whole family loved them. We nearly didn’t have any for leftovers!

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