Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Dates for Superbowl #SundaySupper

The first time I had these I was so enthralled with their taste. Well bacon wrapped anything is great as you all know but these are sweet and spicy too! I had them at a neighbors home, Shelley for Bunco and they have been a hit ever since. This is an addictive game day snack. One that will be gone in no time!!

I am excited about the game today. I love the 49ers and sure hope they win. It has been some time since they have been in the Super Bowl. I loved the days of Joe Montana and Dwight Clark. Great football back then. I haven’t followed NFL like I used to but I will still be glued to the TV today. Go 49ers!!!

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Dates for Superbowl #SundaySupper
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 24 pieces
Caution, these are highly addictive!!
  • 12 slices maple smoked bacon, cut in half lengthwise
  • Chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 24 pitted, soft dates
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Toothpicks
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Sprinkle one half of the bacon slices with cayenne and chili powder. Wrap each date with a bacon slice and secure with a toothpick.
  2. Place the wrapped dates in a square 8" dish packing them closely together. Drizzle with the maple syrup and sprinkle on the brown sugar. Bake for 30-35 min. Let cool 10 min. and then drain off the liquid and serve.


Adapted from The Best of Bridge cookbooks

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68 thoughts on “Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Dates for Superbowl #SundaySupper

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  5. Excellent little snack and so unusual too. I have never tasted or seen these before (and that means something!). Would love a bite now. =)

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  16. I’ve stuffed dates with a cream cheese/blue cheese combo and wrapped with bacon…and now I must try your version. Printing off your recipe…YUM!

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