Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates

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Written by Abby

 
Say hello to your new favorite appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates😛These are FULL OF FLAVOR--you get the best of both sweet and savory worlds with these little gems. All you need are 5 simple ingredients to make these flavor bombs, which happen to be gluten-free and can be made dairy-free🙌 The medjool dates get extra caramel-y after popping them into the oven and the crispy bacon adds the perfect crunch. 
   
  
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What all goes into your new fav app? Here are the main ingredients you need: 
 
    1. Joolies Pitted Dates
      • You can't stuff a date without a date! We love using our pitted option for these, but whole work just as well! Just be sure to remove the pit😉
    2. Cream Cheese
      • This adds great creamy texture and also cuts the heat from the jalapeños! You can also use a dairy-free cheese if you so desire!  
    3. Jalapeños 
      • We like to keep it hot and spicy and these little peppers add a nice kick without making you cry😆If you need more heat, swap these out for a spicier pepper! 
    4. Apricot Jam 
      • If you don't have apricot jam on hand, you can substitute an orange or strawberry! 
    5. Bacon
      • Now we need something to wrap up our delicious stuffed dates, so grab a piece of uncooked bacon and stick with a toothpick to hold it all together. 
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates

Gluten-Free

  • prep time: 20 minutes
  • cook time: 20 minutes
  • total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 12  Joolies dates
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp chopped jalapeños 
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam 
  • 4 strips of uncooked bacon 
 
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Pit each date and fill with 1/2 tbsp cream cheese. Add chopped jalapeños and 1 tsp of apricot jam on top of each date.  

  3. Cut each strip of bacon into 3 pieces and wrap each date, then stick with a toothpick to hold. 

  4. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Enjoy! 

Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days. 

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