Dates’n Bacon Plus is an, IMHO, improved version of our Date’n Bacon recipe.
- 24 Dates, dried and pitted
- 24 Almonds, whole blanched
- Cream Cheese
- 8 slices Bacon
- 24 Toothpicks
Cut each bacon slice into 3 pieces (depending on the length of the bacon).
Cut dates open lengthwise.
With a spoon scoop some cream cheese into center of date.
Embed an almond into the cream cheese and press date closed.
Wrap each date with a piece of bacon and secure bacon with a toothpick.
Lay out on cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes at 400ºF.
Place on paper towel to remove excess fat and serve warm or cold.
Dates can be baked ahead and reheated in the microwave.