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Bacon Wrapped Pistachio Stuffed Dates

Makes 35 dates

Ingredients

  • One package of whole pitted dates (about 35)
  • 1 lb bacon slices
  • ΒΌ cup shelled pistachios

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cook bacon in a skillet half way, you want it not raw but still bendable (it will crisp in the oven). You can skip this step if you do not want them crispy.
  • Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Pat with paper towels to remove grease and let cool.
  • Cut bacon slices into thirds with kitchen shears.
  • Slice each date open in the middle, being careful not to cut all the way in half.
  • Stuff each date with two pistachios.
  • Wrap a 1/3 piece of bacon around the date and secure with a toothpick.
  • Place wrapped dates on a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, checking halfway through and tossing if needed.
  • Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain if needed.
  • Serve warm or at room temp and enjoy.