3-Ingredient Bacon-Wrapped Dates

3-Ingredient Bacon-Wrapped Dates -- easy to make, stuffed with blue cheese, and always a crowd favorite! | gimmesomeoven.com

Last week, I whipped up a batch of these bacon-wrapped dates for — ohhhhh — the 257th time.

And you know what?  They were just as good as always.

3-Ingredient Bacon-Wrapped Dates -- easy to make, stuffed with blue cheese, and always a crowd favorite! | gimmesomeoven.comBacon Wrapped Dates 43-Ingredient Bacon-Wrapped Dates -- easy to make, stuffed with blue cheese, and always a crowd favorite! | gimmesomeoven.com

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

You'll love this Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates recipe. It's perfect as a savory appetizer for special occasions -- and game day of course!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz.) package of dried, pitted dates (about 30 dates)
  • 1 (4 oz.) container crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 (12 oz.) package bacon, with the slices cut into thirds

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Slice the dates along the side so that they open flat for stuffing. Fill the date with about a teaspoon (more or less) of blue cheese, then wrap it with a slice of bacon so that the blue cheese opening is completely sealed and the bacon overlaps underneath. Seal the stuffed date with a toothpick, and place on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dates.

Bake for 15-25 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked and the cheese is lightly browned. Remove and serve warm.

Ali's Tip:

Some other variations you can try with this recipe include:

  • Sprinkling the bacon with additional brown sugar
  • Stuffing the dates with smoked almonds (as well as the cheese)
  • Substituting in goat cheese, feta, gorgonzola, or smoked gouda cheese
  • Serving the stuffed dates with a red wine reduction for dipping

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!



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  1. Maureen — February 1, 2012 @ 11:24 pm (#)

    OH.MY.GOODNESS! How amazing do these look?!?! I love all 3 ingredients and am so happy to find a recipe that uses all of them!

  2. Ally Garner — February 1, 2012 @ 11:38 pm (#)

    My Mom has been making these since the 80’s. She’s always called them Devils On Horseback. And they are divine! I love your idea about serving them with a red wine reduction though.

  3. Bev Weidner — February 2, 2012 @ 6:52 am (#)

    O.
    M.
    G.

  4. Blog is the New Black — February 2, 2012 @ 7:08 am (#)

    Awesome recipe!

  5. Ali's Mom — February 3, 2012 @ 8:50 am (#)

    Nice manicure on the closeup photo!

  6. Mrs. Jen B — February 7, 2012 @ 10:28 am (#)

    Wow! I absolutely have to have these. I wish I’d seen this prior to the Superbowl so I would have an excuse to make them. ;)

  7. Kristen — May 4, 2012 @ 8:54 pm (#)

    You should use fresh dates and prosciutto! So rich and delicious!

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