Friday, December 7, 2012

December Recipe of the Month

This recipe is simple and amazing. I first tasted it at a friend's house on Halloween night and realized that it would be great for a New Year's appetizer or to make quickly for a last minute Christmas party invite. Also, who doesn't like bacon? This will be a hit for sure and if you need a little help to justify having a few look at it this way - they'll be so popular you won't be able to eat too many yourself and those that you do eat will help you get some protein and fiber as well as satisfy your sweet tooth and your love for bacon all at the same time!

Bacon-wrapped dates

  • 1 16-ounce package of bacon (regular thickness-not thick cut), cut down the center
  • 1 8-ounce package of pitted dates (I found them near nut section of my local grocery)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil.
  2. Wrap a piece of bacon around a date. Make sure the bacon seam is placed facing downwards on the cookie sheet. Press firmly on the bacon wrapped date, so it is less likely to unravel. Repeat until all of the dates are wrapped in bacon.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Makes 25-30 bacon wrapped dates.

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