These Paleo Bacon Wrapped Dates are made with just 3 simple ingredients and come together in less than 30 minutes. Pitted dates, sugar free bacon, and almond milk cream cheese make for the tastiest and easiest appetizer this holiday season! Gluten free, dairy free, grain free. 

bacon wrapped dates

My mom has been making this appetizer for as long as I can remember. It is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! The almond milk cream cheese center takes these Paleo Bacon Wrapped Dates to the next level. They are also a great option if you have any dietary restrictions. You can omit the cream cheese for Whole30 & AIP! I feel a little silly calling this a recipe because its SO simple, but now the directions will be in one spot for you!

What you need to make these Paleo Bacon Wrapped Dates:

You only need 3 simple ingredients:

  • Sugar free bacon – I like Jones Dairy Farm, Pederson’s Farms, and Butcher Box!
  • Pitted dates – I usually get mine from Trader Joe’s or Wegmans, next to the raisins.
  • Almond milk cream cheese – Kite Hill brand is available at most grocery stores near me.
  • And, toothpicks to hold everything in place!

You can omit the cream cheese for Whole30 & AIP. While the ingredients of the Kite Hill cream cheese are technically Whole30 compliant, some consider this to be SWYPO. I’ll let you be the judge! In my opinion, it totally works.

How to Make These Paleo Bacon Wrapped Dates:

For this recipe, it is deal to have a baking sheet with an oven-safe baking rack on top of it. This will help the bacon get crispy. If you don’t have a baking rack, it’s not a big deal. It will still work! I like this one from Amazon.

Preheat your oven to 425.

First, cut each of the pieces of bacon in half. Cut a slit in each of the dates without cutting fully through the center. Use a spoon to fill the inside of the date with a bit of cream cheese. Wrap one bacon half around the date, overlapping the edge and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat this process until all of the bacon has been used.

Bake them for 10 minutes. Flip each one. Return the pan to the oven for an additional 10 minutes. If the bacon is still not cooked to your liking, you can broil for 2-3 minutes at the end!

Serve, and enjoy!

If you make these Paleo Bacon Wrapped Dates, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see your creations!

Looking for some other healthy appetizer ideas? Check these out:

Whole30 Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs

Paleo Maryland Crab Dip

Whole30 Melon Basil Prosciutto Skewers

Happy Cooking!

xo,
Mary

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Paleo Bacon Wrapped Dates

These Paleo Bacon Wrapped Dates are made with just 3 simple ingredients and come together in less than 30 minutes. Pitted dates, sugar free bacon, and almond milk cream cheese make for the tastiest and easiest appetizer this holiday season!
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Ingredients

  • 1 package sugar free bacon, (8-10 pieces)
  • 16-20 pitted dates
  • 1/2 tub Kite Hill almond milk cream cheese, or regular if you tolerate dairy

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil, then place a baking rack on top of it. If you don't have one, its ok. Just use the foil.*
  • Cut each piece of bacon in half. Cut a slit in each of the dates without cutting fully through the center. Use a spoon to fill the inside of the date with a bit of cream cheese. Wrap one bacon half around each date, overlapping the edge and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat this process until all of the bacon has been used. You should have between 16-20 dates total depending on how large your pack of bacon was.
  • Bake them for 10 minutes. Flip each one. Return the pan to the oven for an additional 10 minutes. If the bacon is still not cooked to your liking, you can broil for 2-3 minutes at the end! Let them cool, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

If you do not use a baking rack, you make need to let the cooked bacon wrapped dates drain on a paper towel-lined plate.