Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon Wrapped Dates
Prep Time: 10 - 15 minutes
18 slices hickory smoked bacon
dates, whole
½ cup
balsamic vinegar
Cook Time: 15 - 20 minutes
¼ cup
Servings: 36 pieces
maple syrup
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with foil and arrange the bacon slices on top
of the foil. Place in the oven until 75% cooked (approximately 12 - 14 minutes). Remove
from the oven and allow to cool enough to handle - keep the oven on at 400°.
Cut bacon in half and wrap each date with a half slice of bacon - secure with a toothpick.
Place wrapped dates in an oven-friendly dish or pan and set aside while preparing the
Place balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium
heat. Pour sauce into dish or pan with the wrapped dates and bake in oven for 3 - 4
minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully place the wrapped dates on a serving dish
or in a cast iron skillet. Pour the sauce over the wrapped dates. Serve immediately.