Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Dates


Who doesn’t like bacon, cheese and the combination of sweet and salty? This fun appetizer was born on Christmas Eve when we hosted my folks in our home for dinner, presents and our annual tradition of watching The Christmas Story movie.


I needed something fairly simple and quick for my guests to munch on while I finished preparing the rest of the meal. These bacon-wrapped dates fit the bill! They are chewy with a slight crisp around the edges. And the gooey cheese pairs perfectly with the subtle sweetness of the dates. They were a huge hit and will definitely be a staple anytime I host an event again.


Yields: Approximately 24 pieces

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Dates


  • No stick cooking spray
  • 12 ounce package of bacon (go for the nitrate free kind!)
  • 18 ounce package of dates or pitted prunes
  • 4 ounces mild cheddar cheese (or any that you prefer)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly cover a large baking sheet with non stick spray.
  3. Using a large chef knife, cut the bacon strips in half width wise.
  4. Chop all cheese into 1 inch cubes.
  5. Place one date and a cube of cheese at the edge of the bacon, then tightly roll bacon around them.
  6. Secure with a toothpick right at the edge of the strip of bacon, so it does not curl up while cooking.
  7. Place each bite on your baking sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes.

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Natasha Red lives in Texas with her husband and baby girl. She inherited her love of cooking from watching her dad serve her family meals every night growing up. From early on, being in the kitchen has provided a creative outlet and a sense of calm at the end of a hard day. Natasha loves to see women boldly approach food, embracing it as a blessing to themselves and the people that fill their homes. Her blog is a personal recipe collection sprinkled with thoughts on motherhood, life as a family, natural living, and her passion for gathering people in her home, feeding their bellies and their hearts as well.

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