Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe

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According to many people, bacon makes everything better. You be the judge with this pairing of dates and bacon, courtesy of The Healthy Home Economist.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon (preferably no sugar and from pastured pigs)
  • 4 dates (preferably organic)

Prep time:  10 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)

  • Calories 45 (Calories from Fat: 12)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

  • Total Fat 1.3g / 2%
  • Saturated Fat 0.5g / 3%
  • Cholesterol 3mg / 1%
  • Sodium 78mg / 3%
  • Potassium 78mg / 2%
  • Total Carbohydrates 7.3g / 2%
  •      Dietary Fiber 0.5g / 2%
  •      Sugars 6.8g
  • Protein 1.8g / 4%
  • Calcium 0.5%
  • Iron 0.5%

Directions

  • Cut the bacon slices in half.
  • Fry up the slices all together in a large frypan, turning frequently until cooked but not too crispy.
  • While the bacon is cooking, make a small cut in the middle of each date.
  • Remove the pit from each date and discard.
  • After the pits are removed, cut each date in half.
  • When the bacon is cooked through but still slightly soft and not too crispy, remove from heat and let cool on a plate.
  • Arrange the dates and bacon together on a plate. When ready to serve, each person can take a half date/bacon slice, wrap and eat immediately! (This may be easier than wrapping the dates in bacon and using a toothpick to secure)
  • Refrigerate leftovers.

Servings:  8






(Courtesy of Author, Sarah Pope MGA)

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