Bacon Wrapped Dates Appetizer Recipe

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These homemade bacon-wrapped dates will be a hit of every party! Just 2 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep, this is the easiest appetizer ever!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Easy Appetizer

I was first introduced to bacon-wrapped dates at a Spanish tapas restaurant.  Bacon-wrapped dates were listed in the hot tapas menu with an asterisk next to them, indicating that it’s one of their most popular dishes!  When I tasted them, I immediately knew why they are so popular.  The combination of sweet caramelized dates and smoky crunchy bacon is simply irresistible!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe

Whoever first thought of putting bacon and dates together is a genius.  This combo tastes amazing!  The only problem with restaurant tapas is that the portions are so small.  They only give you 5 bacon-wrapped dates, and those tapas are meant for sharing :)  Who wants to share these measly 5 bacon-wrapped dates? I can eat a big plate of these yummy things all by myself! Yes, I’m that greedy ;)

Homemade Bacon Wrapped Dates

What’s the perfect solution for a greedy bacon-wrapped dates lover? Yes, make them yourself!  Not only will it cost a fraction of what it costs at the tapas restaurant, but you’ll have the whole tray of these bacon wrapped dates to enjoy! Save a ton of money and eat as much bacon-wrapped dates as you want – yes!

How To Make Bacon Wrapped Dates


If you bring a plate of these bacon-wrapped dates to a party, you’ll be the most popular person in the room! Everyone loves bacon-wrapped dates! I’ve seen people who previously claimed that they stay away from bacon devour them :) They are so yummy, nobody can resist! This is the best party appetizer ever!

2 Ingredient Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon-wrapped dates look so fancy, it’s hard to believe that making them is virtually effortless!  All you need is just 2 ingredients: the first one is bacon, and the second one is pitted dates.  Yep, what you see is what you get! Precook the bacon in a microwave for 1 minute, then cut each bacon strip in 3 pieces, wrap each date in a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick, then bake until the bacon is crispy. Just make sure you are buying the dates without pits :) That’s all there is to it!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Appetizer

Bacon-wrapped dates can be made in advance.  To make them in advance, skip the microwaving, cut bacon into thirds, assemble bacon-wrapped dates and store in a refrigerator.  Before serving, put them on a baking sheet and bake (since they are cold, they’ll probably take 5 minutes longer). You can even make bacon-wrapped dates fully in advance, including the baking.  To reheat, just microwave them right before serving.

Easy 2 Ingredient Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe

How To Make Bacon Wrapped Dates

Step 1: Microwave Bacon For 1 Minute

Put bacon strips on a paper towel in a single layer and microwave on High for 1 minutes to jump-start the cooking process.

Microwave Bacon On A Paper Towel

Step 2: Cut Bacon In 3 Pieces

The easiest way to do it is to use scissors :)

Cut bacon strips in thirds

Step 3: Wrap dates with bacon and secure with toothpicks.

Put a pitted date on a piece of bacon:

Wrapping Dates With Bacon

Wrap the bacon around the date:

Wrapping pitted date with bacon piece

Secure with a toothpick:

Bacon Wrapped Date With A Toothpick

Date Wrapped With Bacon

Step 4: Put prepared bacon-wrapped dates on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Bacon Wrapped Dates On A Baking Sheet

Step 5: Bake in pre-heated 425F oven for 15 minutes.

Homemade Bacon Wrapped Dates

These bacon-wrapped dates are amazing! Enjoy!

Baked Bacon Wrapped Dates

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Bacon Wrapped Dates Appetizer Recipe

These bacon-wrapped dates are amazing! Perfect party appetizer, everyone loves bacon-wrapped dates! They are super easy to make, look so impressive and disappear immediately!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 18 pitted dates


  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Line a large plate with a paper towel and put bacon strips on it in a single layer. Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Cut the slices of bacon in 3 pieces (using scissors is the easier way to do it).
  • Wrap a piece of bacon around each date and secure with a toothpick.
  • Put the bacon wrapped dates on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Put the baking sheet with bacon wrapped dates in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
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  1. I made these from another recipe last year, and didn’t think to pre-cook the bacon in the microwave. Ended up cooking them so long to get the bacon cooked that the dates burned! People still ate them and raved… but the pre-cooking is brilliant! Thank you!

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