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.
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!
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.
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.
- 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!!
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!
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.
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.
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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More delicious appetizers
I have a serious weakness for party foods/appetizers/finger foods, and all of these below 🙂
- Bacon Ranch Cheeseball
- Bacon Deviled Eggs
- Cranberry Baked Brie
- Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Basil and Balsamic Vinegar
- Baked Cream Cheese Wontons
- Caramelized Onion Dip
Bacon Wrapped Dates with Pineapple
- 4 strips bacon
- 12 pitted dates
- 12 pieces sliced pineapple canned or fresh
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley garnish, optional
- 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!