Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe

Ethan Adeland | Feeding Ethan Updated

Bacon wrapped dates are a quick and easy appetizer that can easily become dinner for one. Grab a glass of wine and dig in!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Photo

I blame my Jewish upbringing for my love of bacon. It wasn’t forbidden but it was only to be eaten outside of my Kosher house. At hockey tournaments as a kid, I would make a beeline to the buffet breakfast and load up. There were always eggs, but the majority of the plate was bacon. We’re not talking just any kind of bacon, but crispy bacon. Yes, I was that kid with the tongs seeking out the crispy pieces that tend to hide in the bottom of the hotel pan!

Now that I can have it whenever I choose, I choose to have it often and in a variety of ways! Let’s be honest, bacon makes everything better. It can be candied and added to a salad, it can be added with cheese to make roasted potatoes even more awesome, or it can turn into a swizzle stick and used as a garnish.

For now, I wanted to keep it simple. As a bachelor, I can get away with a relatively sparse fridge, but I use it to my advantage. I often put myself to the test with Iron Chef challenges to see what I can come up with. But in this case, the decision was an easy one. I took two wonderful ingredients and wanted to elevate both of them! The answer was wrapping bacon around something as simple as a date to make the perfect appetizer.

Two ingredients, very little fuss and within 15 minutes, crispy bacon wrapped dates are within your reach and in your mouth! It’s an appetizer that is easy to prepare but has an aura of sophistication to it. You can make as few as you want or as many fit on your baking sheet without spending much more time preparing it.

Crispy bacon wrapped dates is just more proof that bacon makes everything better.

Are you tired of the dinner routine?

Stuck in a rut or looking for fun new recipes to try?

Our Facebook Group is growing every day! If you haven’t joined yet, we invite you to come check it out and join the fun.


You can ask for recipe ideas, talk about cooking techniques, or get help figuring out the right new pan set for you. If you’ve already joined, invite a friend along!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 24 Medjool Dates, roughly 3/4 pound
  • 12 slices Bacon, cut in half


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Cover a baking sheet with tin foil
  3. Cut bacon in half
  4. Make a small incision in the date and remove the pit
  5. Wrap a piece of bacon tightly around a date
  6. Place the wrapped date on the sheet and push down gently so it won’t unravel
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all the dates are wrapped
  8. Bake at 425°F for 5 minutes
  9. With tongs, turn over the dates and bake for an additional 5 minutes
  10. Remove from oven once the bacon is browned and crispy.
  11. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Cooking Method:
, , , ,
Related Recipes:
Bacon Recipes, Baked Recipes, Appetizer Recipes, Snack Recipes, Cooking for One Recipes
Recipe Yields:
24 appetizers
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Author: Ethan Adeland
Recipe Yields: 24 appetizers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6 dates
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 72
Calories 246

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 576mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 24g
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Ethan Adeland

About Ethan

Ethan makes his home in Canada, but he's a Southern boy at heart. He's here to prove that being a Bachelor doesn't sentence you to a life of microwave meals for one as our Cooking for One Fanatic. You can get to know him even more at Feeding Ethan too.