Stupid-Easy Recipe for Devils On Horseback (Bacon-Wrapped Dates) (#1 Top-Rated)


These are a classic party appetizer for good reasons. Guests love the impressive little bites, and they’re deceptively easy to make.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Devils On Horseback (Bacon-Wrapped Dates).

1. Info for Devils On Horseback (Bacon-Wrapped Dates)

  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Servings: 16

2. Ingredients for Devils On Horseback (Bacon-Wrapped Dates)

  • 16 large pitted Medjool dates
  • 4 oz. cheese (blue cheese, Stilton, fontina, or Gruyere)
  • 8 strips bacon

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

3.2 Prep

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of baking sheet.

Make sure pitted dates each have a lengthwise slice down the center, or make a lengthwise cut with a sharp knife, taking care to not cut all the way through. Cut the cheese into 16 cubes, a scant 3/4-inch each. Cut each strip of bacon in half crosswise.

Place a piece of cheese in the center of each date, and pinch the sides to close the date. Wrap half a bacon strip around each date, with the seam falling on the opposite side from the slit.

Arrange the dates seam side down on the wire rack.

3.3 Oven

Bake the dates on the middle rack of oven until bacon is browned and crispy, 22-27 minutes.

3.4 Check

Check to see that the dates are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Serve

Allow the dates to cool on the sheet for 5 minutes. Arrange the dates on a plate and stick a toothpick through the top of each. Serve immediately.


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