I had these at a wedding once and they were quite fancy.

What you need

  • Dates. Like the dried fruit, not some poor soul you picked up on Tinder, you psycho
  • Bacon
  • Some junk to stuff your dates with. I just use slivered almonds, but some people use pistachios, bleu cheese, or goat cheese.
  • A baking tray
  • Parchment paper
  • Toothpicks

Do this

  • Preheat oven to 375°F or 190°C
  • Pit dates by slicing them down the center and extracting the seed
  • Stuff dates with whatever the heck you chose to stuff them with
  • Roll each date up in about half a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick
  • Place on parchment paper lined baking pan
  • Cook for 8-15 minutes depending on how thicc your bacon is. It will be done when the edges of the bacon are crispy. Be careful not to overcook, these suckers burn fast.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for ~10 minutes

    Make sure you let them cool down before you start cramming them in your pie hole unless you really like the taste of seared mouth flesh. You psycho.