Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Raw Cheese

Prep time: 10 mins      Cook time: 40 mins      Rest time: 10 mins     Total time: 1 hr

Macronutrients per date bite: 14g fat | 10g protein | 15g carbohydrates

Servings: 10 date bites

Make it AIP, Paleo, or Dairy-Free: Do not stuff the dates with raw cheese

If you’re a sucker for the salty-sweet combo, you’ll love these bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with raw cheese.

What you need to make Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Raw Cheese

Ingredients:

Equipment:

Substitutions

There are no substitutions I would recommend for this recipe.

How to make Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Raw Cheese

To start – stuff the dates with raw cheese and wrap them with raw bacon.

Before you begin, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Slice halfway through the dates horizontally (not all the way through, but enough to open them and access the pits).

Remove the pits and discard them.

Cut the block of raw cheese into rectangular pieces that will fit inside the dates. I stuff them as much as possible because some cheese will be lost (it melts out of the sides) in the baking process.

Note: Goat cheese/creamier cheeses work better as less cheese will be lost during baking. I personally like the taste of (and tolerate better) raw cheese, but use whatever cheese you prefer.

Wrap each date stuffed with cheese with a full piece of bacon.

Optional: secure the end of the bacon with a toothpick. I didn’t do this prior to baking, but you can if you prefer.

Bake the bacon-wrapped dates.

Place the bacon-wrapped dates on a baking sheet with about 1/2-inch spacing between each piece.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Once the first 20 minutes of baking is up, remove the bacon-wrapped dates from the oven and flip the pieces.

Continue to bake the bacon-wrapped dates for another 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. Keep an eye on the pieces for the last 5-10 minutes or so and remove them when the bacon is as crispy as you like it.

Let the date bites rest and cool for 10-15 minutes or so.

Serve and enjoy! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 1-2 days.

Tips to make the best Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Raw Cheese

  • Don’t forget to remove the pits from the dates prior to baking!
  • Using softer/creamy cheese will prevent you from losing cheese in the baking process. With harder cheeses, the cheese melts out of the date and onto the baking pan. Scraping off the baked cheese is a yummy snack though. 😉

A few of my other favorite sweet and savory recipes:

Jumbo Banana Beef Liver Pancakes with Fried Bananas, Bacon, and Whipped Cream Drizzle

Beef Liver Pancakes with Strawberry Glaze

Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Blueberry Beef Liver Waffles with Honey Butter

Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Raw Cheese

 

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5 from 4 votes

Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Raw Cheese

If you're a sucker for the salty-sweet combo, you'll love these bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with raw cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Food Type: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet Preference: Desserts, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Low FODMAP, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free, Snack
Servings: 10 date bites
Author: Ashley Rothstein

Equipment

  • Toothpicks (optional)

Ingredients

  • 10 pieces bacon
  • 1 block raw cheese
  • 10 pitted Medjool dates

Instructions

Stuff the dates with raw cheese and wrap them with raw bacon.

  • Before you begin, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Slice halfway through the dates horizontally (not all the way through, but enough to open them and access the pits).
  • Remove the pits and discard them.
  • Cut the block of raw cheese into rectangular pieces that will fit inside the dates. I stuff them as much as possible because some cheese will be lost (it melts out of the sides) in the baking process.
  • Note: Goat cheese/creamier cheeses work better as less cheese will be lost during baking. I personally like the taste of (and tolerate better) raw cheese, but use whatever cheese you prefer.
  • Wrap each date stuffed with cheese with a full piece of bacon.
  • Optional: secure the end of the bacon with a toothpick. I didn't do this prior to baking, but you can if you prefer.

Bake the bacon-wrapped dates.

  • Place the bacon-wrapped dates on a baking sheet with about 1/2-inch spacing between each piece.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Once the first 20 minutes of baking is up, remove the bacon-wrapped dates from the oven and flip the pieces.
  • Continue to bake the bacon-wrapped dates for another 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. Keep an eye on the pieces for the last 5-10 minutes or so and remove them when the bacon is as crispy as you like it.
  • Let the date bites rest and cool for 10-15 minutes or so.
  • Serve and enjoy! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 1-2 days.

What I used for this recipe:

Looking for some more easy sweet and savory treats? Try one of these recipes:

Jumbo Banana Beef Liver Pancakes with Fried Bananas, Bacon, and Whipped Cream Drizzle

Beef Liver Pancakes with Strawberry Glaze

Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Blueberry Beef Liver Waffles with Honey Butter

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Ashley Rothstein
Ashley Rothstein

Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based, fat-filled recipes that include a moderate amount of minimally toxic plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet with time-restricted feeding. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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7 Comments

  1. Haig
    May 17, 2021 / 6:36 pm

    5 stars
    Great snack pre or post workout! Simple and full of flavor!

  2. Alex Kosmas
    May 17, 2021 / 6:42 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious combo. Full of flavor and texture. These for sure will be come one of your favorite snacks.

  3. Seline
    May 17, 2021 / 11:46 pm

    Such a yummy snack! Flavourful and so easy to make

  4. Nick
    May 18, 2021 / 12:38 am

    This is the greatest tasting animal based snack I’ve ever had! Sweet and savory to the freakin max!! Thanks so much!

  5. Elizabeth Pilgreen
    May 18, 2021 / 12:42 am

    5 stars
    So delicious!!! Sweet and savory.

  6. Gabriella
    May 18, 2021 / 6:03 am

    Love love this!! The best!

  7. Kavan
    May 18, 2021 / 6:24 pm

    5 stars
    Simple and delicious! I personally cannot tolerate much fruit sugars I I can only eat one of these at a time, but they are a perfect snack/desert for any occasion!

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