These little mouthfuls of gorgeousness are a common lunch-box filler and snack that I make for the girls.
They have a wonderful sweet/salty savoriness going on, and lets face it, everything is better with bacon! If you are making them to send as part of a packed lunch, make sure that your school allows nuts, as these dates are stuffed with almonds. If the school is nut-free, simply leave the almonds out. The same is true if you do not eat almonds for any reason. The dates will be just as good.
Aside from being a fantastic snack, these would be awesome as a nibble with drinks or an appetizer…
These are stuffed with almonds, which are an AIP stage 2 reintroduction. When reintroducing foods on the AIP, I recommend this guide.
Bacon Wrapped Dates
- 30 pitted dates
- 30 whole almonds
- 15 rashers of bacon
These are incredibly simple to make.
Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
While it is heating up, stuff one almond inside each date. Cut each rasher of bacon in half and use it to wrap each date, securing them with a cocktail stick if necessary.
Place the wrapped dates on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the bacon is crisp.
Serve hot or cold. Remove the cocktail sticks before packing in a lunchbox to avoid a choking hazard.
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