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This recipe is great for an hors d’oeuvre, a side plate item or just a quick snack. I originally tried these in a Spanish tapas restaurant and liked them so much I decided to try my hand at making them. The recipe is very simple and requires little.

You will need:

bacon (thinly sliced)

dates (buy them already pitted if possible)

almond slivers (optional)

toothpicks

To Make:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees

If you are using almonds, stuff one or two slivers into each date.

Cut the bacon strips down the middle. They should be about 4-5 inches long after.

Wrap the bacon around the date and place a toothpick to hold in place.

On a foil lined baking sheet, place the bacon wrapped dates evenly spaced.

Cook for approximately 15 minutes, then turn each date and cook again until evenly cooked.

These dates are best served at room temperature or cold. Serving them hot could cause burns because of the juice inside

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