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A Bacon Wrapped Date Night

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 11:14:39-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Licensed Therapist Allison Carver, LPC helps couples reconnect though cooking.   She shared this easy three ingredient recipe that’s perfect to start your Date Night Journey!  For More information visit www.cookintonight.com


  • 16 fresh or dried pitted dates, such as Medjool
  • 16 smoked almonds
  • 8 thick slices uncooked applewood-smoked bacon, sliced in half and then cut again crosswise
  • Aluminum Foil


This recipe has only a few steps, so it can easily be divided in half. One person do step 1 and the other person do step 2. Both do step 3 together.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Step 2: Cut a slit in each date. Place almonds inside slits. Press together the dates to close slits. Wrap each date with a piece of bacon.

Step 3: Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil. Add a roasting rack; place the dates on rack. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

Step 4: Serve immediately with toothpicks. Dates will be hot inside so be careful not to burn yourself!