Bacon Wrapped Dates

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

makes 30

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  • 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.

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Serve hot or cold.  Remove the cocktail sticks before packing in a lunchbox to avoid a choking hazard.

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Shared at Gluten-Free Wednesdays 5-14-14

Shared at Allergy-Free Wednesday #117

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