We had dinner with his mom this week and she mentioned having bacon wrapped dates at a fancy restaurant. We headed home that night to try it out. I have really started to enjoy cooking, like really cooking, not just following a recipe… so I encourage all you “control freak rule followers” out there (like me)… experiment a little!!!
Bacon Wrapped Dates:
- Bacon (we use Applegate Farms nitrate free)
- Balsalmic vinegar
Preheat your oven to 425 degree. Cut a slit longways in the date to remove the pit, pinch it closed, and wrap with bacon. Bake for about 15 minutes. Drizzle w/ balsamic vinegar. That’s it! Make as many as you want. I made 6 to start with and we ate them ALL in about 5 minutes! (I don’t necessarily recommend that :))
Have you ever had a Mo’s Bacon Bar? They are AMAZING. So I figured let’s stuff the dates w/ chocolate and wrap em in bacon and bake them. Yum. I did not have chocolate but we had some cacoa nibs so used that. I just cut a small slit in the date to remove the pit and then stuffed some cacoa nibs inside, wrapped w/ bacon and baked. Gotta be honest, they were ok, but I think I like the plain version better. But you experiment a little and tell us what you come up with!