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Easy Bacon Wrapped Dates

These Bacon Wrapped Dates will be the star of any dinner party or tapas spread – sweet & salty and just the right size, there’s just never enough of them! Most often, I split a pack of dates between making these and my other favorite Feta Stuffed Dates and have two snacks in just about the same time as one.

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I’m not sure when I had my first bacon-wrapped date, but I know it was a long time ago. Mallorca -07, perhaps? Or even earlier? Who knows!

By now they’re such an ingrained part of my repertoire that when shopping for any dinner party these ingredients just end up in my bag without me even thinking. And I think by now my friends would start to question if they showed up for dinner at my house and these weren’t part of the spread!

How to make Bacon Wrapped Dates

Another reason I make them so so often is the ease of it. They only take about 20-25 minutes in the oven and the prep is minimal. You just pit the dates, split them in half and wrap them in bacon, stick them on an oven tray and that’s it! Simple, simple, and minimal dishes. Just how I like it.

So ingrained a part of my repertoire are these beauties that I’ve actually started making them for Christmas as well. They’re now an obvious part of our Christmas Smorgasbord and I would not be let off the hook easy if I decided to leave them out one year!

bacon wrapped dates on a glass plate with dates and candles in the background

Added bonus: if somehow you manage to have leftovers of these, they’re just as good heated up the day after. I’d take them for a New Year’s Day treat, for sure!

bacon wrapped dates on a glass plate with dates in the background

So – quick, easy, delicious and I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t love at least one of these versions. Just make them – your friends and family will thank you!

If you do make these delicious dates – please tag me @alwaysusebutter if you post it anywhere, I love to see your versions! And let me know what you think – the easiest way is by leaving me a comment and/or a rating below.

bacon wrapped dates on a glass plate

Bacon Wrapped Dates

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Course: pinchos, Snack, Tapas
Cuisine: European, spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 pieces
Calories: 55kcal


  • 12 Dates
  • 12 slices of bacon


  • Set the oven for 225C/440 F and bring out a non-stick pan or place a baking sheet on an oven tray.
  • Pit the dates and break them in half.
  • Slice the bacon in half and wrap each piece of date in half a slice of bacon. Place them on the baking pan or oven tray.
  • Cook in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and a bit crisp. Turn once halfway.
  • Serve as part of an appetizer spread or for a tapas dinner.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Amount Per Serving
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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