Bacon wrapped dates topped with a honey balsamic reduction – fancy finger food! This is the perfect party appetizer.
I have a bunch of recipes that have always been my go-to’s for parties or potlucks. I’ve shared a few with you guys before – my taco dip is a fan fave for sure and this veggie dip is a family favorite.
Lately though I have been changing it up a little bit. Bacon wrapped dates are where it’s at. I’m sure you have seen them before – in fact, you have probably eaten them before. Unless you hate bacon. Haha, that’s a good joke right?
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Bacon wrapped dates are one of the easiest finger foods to make yet still look slightly complicated. I dribbled a delicious, yet easy-to-make, honey balsamic reduction all over the dates to make them extra fancy.
For my sister’s birthday party over the weekend, I made a double batch. Somehow one lone date got left behind – the other 59 were swallowed up quickly.
For these pictures and the measurements of my recipe, I used smaller, pre-pitted dates.
Keep in mind that if you use the larger type of date (I believe the medjool) then you should cut your bacon in half instead of in thirds. Also, you may need to double the amount of filling.
If you are feeling experimental, substitute the goat cheese for crumbled blue cheese. I tried out both versions at a Stella and Dot party I threw for a friend and the goat cheese version was devoured quicker than the blue cheese version.
If you are short on time, cut out the honey balsamic reduction and serve this bacon wrapped date recipe without it. I can testify that the dates and bacon alone is a delicious combination.
For the Dates
For the Reduction:
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