Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Almonds

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 26 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 11 min
  • Yield: 18 servings
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18 (1 by 1/4-inch) pieces cream cheese

18 pitted dates (preferably Medjool)

18 salted and roasted whole almonds

6 slices bacon cut crosswise into thirds 


Special equipment:
18 wooden picks
  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Stuff 1 piece of cheese and 1 almond into each date, then wrap one piece of bacon around each date and secure bacon with a toothpick if desired. Arrange dates, bacon seam down and 1 inch apart in a shallow baking pan.
  3. Bake 5 minutes, then turn dates over with tongs and bake until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a paper towel or parchment. Serve immediately.