Special equipment: 35 to 40 toothpicks
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Stuff each date with 1 to 2 almonds. Wrap each date with half a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Bake, turning the dates halfway through so the bacon is evenly cooked, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.