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Bacon Wrapped Dates with Pineapple

Well well well. Aren’t these Bacon Wrapped Dates just the classiest party food ever??

Gooey dates wrapped with crispy bacon and topped with a little slice of pineapple for that citrus touch. Omg so good.

A plateful of bacon wrapped dates with a kitchen towel in the background

The best part is, not only are they ridiculously delicious, they are so easy to make as well!

Three ingredients. 20 minutes from start to finish. OH YESSS.

If you are in a pinch and need to put something together quickly for your holiday party, this is the answer!

Looking for more holidays appetizers? Check out some of my other favorites such as Spinach Pinwheels, Cranberry Baked Brie and Bacon Ranch Cheeseball!

Best quick appetizer ever!

We are smacked in the middle of holiday season and I am just Christmas happy!

Christmas happy…is there such a thing?

OH YES THERE IS.

A plate of Bacon Wrapped Dates with Pineapple

I love celebrating the season with Christmas music, Christmas decorations, and of course, yummy foods! I mean, you totally saw that coming. 😉

I baked these White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies the other day and it made me very Christmas happy. And don’t get me started on the gooey perfection that is these Mint Chocolate Brownies that, may I add, are topped with delicious Andes Mint candies.

I have decided that calories don’t count in the month of December!

All that being said, with the holiday season and all the holiday parties going on, these Bacon Wrapped Dates are the perfect addition to your holiday food menu.

They are:

  • Delicious
  • Quick and easy (20 minutes!! Eeeeeks!)
  • Three ingredients only!
  • Can be made ahead (more on that later!)
  • So classy and sophisticated, without much effort!
  • OH HEY bacon!!
Closeup of Bacon Wrapped Dates with Pineapples

I first tasted Bacon Wrapped Dates at a party years ago and I seriously thought I bit into a taste of heaven.

It’s the most perfect little bite that is sweet, salty and ALL THE THINGS.

Back then, I thought there was something complex about this amazing little bite. And boy was I wrong.

Three simple ingredients make the most tasty little finger food ever. It doesn’t get better than this, people.

How to make Bacon Wrapped Dates?

One of my goals in life is to bring you more and more crazy delicious foods that seem like they are complicated but in reality are almost stupid easy.

And stupid easy this is indeed.

Just make sure you have the below and get ready to rock and roll!

  • Dates – wanna make life even easier? Get pitted dates!
  • Bacon
  • Pineapple
  • Toothpicks
Dates, Pineapple, bacon and toothpicks
You will need: bacon, pineapple, dates and toothpicks

First, cut each strip of bacon into three pieces. If you like your Bacon Wrapped Dates to be heavy on the bacon, feel free to cut bacon into two pieces instead of three.

Next roll bacon around each date and secure it with a toothpick.

Then slide a small piece of pineapple into the toothpick.

Uncooked bacon wrapped dates with dates, bacon and pineapples

I love sliding in that piece of pineapple because it just makes this little appetizer even better. It provides a faint zesty, citrusy flavor that makes this absolutely perfect.

Can you make Bacon Wrapped Dates ahead of time?

Absolutely! There are two ways you can do this:

  • Cook Bacon Wrapped Dates and heat it up using a toaster oven or oven when ready. When heating this up, make sure to cover with foil so that bacon doesn’t burn.
  • Assemble ahead of time, store uncooked in refrigerator and bake when ready.
Lots of Bacon Wrapped Dates with Pineapples

So all my party people, are you ready to make and indulge in these yummy Bacon Wrapped Dates with Pineapple?

Warning: it’s hard to stop at one. Or two. 😉

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A plateful of bacon wrapped dates with a kitchen towel in the background

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Pineapple

A fun and easy appetizer and party food! Warm gooey dates wrapped with crispy bacon and topped with juicy pineapple.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 98kcal
Author: MinShien

Ingredients

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 12 pitted dates
  • 12 pieces sliced pineapple canned or fresh
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven for 425 degrees
  • Cut each strip of bacon into three pieces.
  • Wrap bacon around pitted dates and secure it with toothpicks.
  • Insert a slice of pineapple onto toothpick.
  • Place Bacon Wrapped Dates with Pineapple on a lined baking pan. Bake for 6 minutes on one side. Remove from oven and flip them over.
  • Bake for another 6 minutes, or longer if needed.
  • Remove and sprinkled with chopped parsley (optional). Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. When I first saw this recipe, in my inbox (THANK YOU!), I thought it was the usual bacon wrapped sausage. Nope. They’re DATES. What a mix of flavors! I haven’t made this yet, and as far as I know, we aren’t going to any NYEve parties, but I’m going to make them Just Because. For us, because we are worth it. I promise to report back.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yeah!!! DO IT!! Love this so much! Can’t wait to hear what you think! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    These little appetisers honestly sound like heaven to me – that combination of flavours, just mouthwatering! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you like them!!