Bacon Wrapped Dates


This recipe is super easy and is a great appetizer! My family and I ate them up!

There are actually many different variations of bacon wrapped dates, but I thought this one was the closest to what I have tried at restaurants. Found on Dinner at the Zoo

What you need:

20 Medjool dates pits removed

6 ounces goat cheese softened (can substitute for a dairy free cheese!)

10 slices bacon cut in half

1/4 cup maple syrup

cooking spray

1 tablespoon chopped parsley (I skipped this part)

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.

Use a small spoon or a piping bag to stuff each date with about 1 teaspoon of goat cheese. Press each date shut.

Wrap each date in a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Brush the maple syrup all over the wrapped dates.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until bacon is browned and crispy. (I ended up cooking this longer because my family and I like our bacon super duper crispy! I ended up broiling for a bit longer)

Sprinkle with parsley then serve immediately.


Let me know if you make these!! =)