Bacon Wrapped Dates with Smoked Paprika Marcona Almonds

Appetizers, Recipes | January 23, 2015 | By

It’s safe to say that bacon wrapped dates are everyone’s favorite party appetizer.  Hide a toasted smoked paprika marcona almond in the middle of each and these are sure to be a hit.  The sweet, salty and zesty combination is just too good to resist.  The almonds are optional if you’d rather go with the classic version.  Your guests will never know they were this easy to make!

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Smoked Paprika Marcona Almonds
Serves 6
Bacon wrapped dates with a bonus crunch.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 24 dried, pitted medjool dates
  2. 24 marcona almonds
  3. 12 slices thick cut applewood smoked bacon, halfway cooked
  4. 1 tbsp olive oil
  5. 1 tsp smoked paprika
  6. 1 tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss marcona almonds, olive oil and paprika together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Spread out in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until dark brown.
  5. Toss salt on the toasted almonds to coat and set aside to cool.
  6. Line the baking sheet with a new piece of aluminum foil.
  7. Stuff an almond into each date.
  8. Cut each slice of bacon in half (roughly 5-inch pieces) and wrap each date in a half-slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  9. Place dates on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes then turn them over and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked.
  10. Serve immediately!
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2 Comments

  1. Sabre

    March 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I was checking over the recipe when I noticed there are no almonds listed in the ingredients part. How many should I use, or does it matter?

    Reply
    • The Paleo Panda

      March 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      I use one almond per date (so 24 almonds if you have 24 dates). I sometimes just make the bacon wrapped dates without the almonds as well! Enjoy!

      Reply

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