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bacon wrapped date with a toothpick stuck inside of it on a wooden and slate serving board with honey drizzled on it

Manchego Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

These Manchego Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates are a holiday appetizer favorite. Sweet Medjool dates are stuffed with buttery Manchego cheese and wrapped in thick-sliced applewood smoked bacon.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 16 medjool dates
  • 2 oz manchego cheese
  • 8 strips thick-sliced applewood smoked bacon (cut in half)
  • toothpicks
  • honey (for dipping (optional))

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove pits from dates, if not already pitted, and set aside.
  3. Cut manchego cheese into long, thin rectangles, to fit inside of the dates, approximately ¼" - ½" wide and about 1 - 1½" long.
  4. Wrap one of the halved bacon sliced tightly around each date. Stick a toothpick through the middle of the date to secure the bacon around it.
  5. Place the wrapped dates on the prepared baking sheet and place in preheated oven to cook for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with honey drizzled on top or on the side for dipping (optional).
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack
  • Cuisine: American, Spanish

Nutrition

  • Calories: 332

Keywords: bacon, cheese, dates, gluten free, holidays

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