July 18, 2015 by Natalie Bernacchi 8 Comments
BACON BACON BACON!
Anytime my husband and I cook bacon or turkey bacon in the house, we say this three times fast and our dogs go bah-zerk! I mean, who could blame them with the incredible aroma of bacon seeping through all the vents in the house!
Bacon wrapped dates have to be one of my favorite entertaining appetizers of all time. Since they’re all bundled up, the heat really stays trapped inside, which makes this a win-win for serving hot appetizers at any party! The crunch of the salty savory bacon, paired with the soft chewy sweetness of the date is just simply to-die-for! And, just when you think all of your taste buds have been exhilarated, you stuff those bad boys with a little maple coconut butter and OH-EM-GEE! There are no words!
Since it’s pretty obvious that I lose all form of self control after having one of these, I swapped out the bacon for some turkey bacon, just to make room for some of those healthy coconut butter fats! This way, you can pop a few more in your mouth without feeling so guilty after!
Turkey Bacon Wrapped Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates (makes 12 stuffed dates):
- 12 Medjool Dates
- 6 Slices Turkey Bacon, cut in halves
- 6 tsp Coconut Butter (I used Sweet Spreads Maple Pancake)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut dates in half, lengthwise. Take out pits and stuff with 1/2 tsp coconut butter. Pinch date closed, wrap turkey bacon around date and secure with toothpick. Place dates on baking sheet (I cover baking sheet with foil for less clean up!) and place in oven. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through or until turkey bacon looks crisp! Enjoy!
Nutritional Information (for 1 stuffed date):
**Nutritional information may differ if using different brands.
- Calories: 92
- Protein: 2
- Carbs: 16
- Fat: 3
- Fiber: 2
You might want to double or even triple the recipe for any get togethers, as these will fly off the serving plate quicker than you can blink!