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bacon-wrapped dates

Makes 20 dates

Make the bundles ahead, and reheat before the party.

  • 20 dates, pitted
  • 20 almonds, shelled
  • 10 slices bacon

Preheat oven to 400°F.

To pit dates, run a knife down one side lengthwise and split open. Pull out the nutlike pit and discard, then replace pit with an almond and press the date back together.

Cut the bacon slices in half. Wrap each date with half a bacon slice, and secure with a toothpick. Roast in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, turning once to make sure both sides are golden brown. Serve warm.

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