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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

bacon wrapped dates & jalapenos!

This is one of my all time favorite appetizers! The sweetness of the dates along with the saltiness of the bacon and cheese & the spiciness of the jalapeno with the saltiness of the bacon and cheese!
So fast and simple. I normally make 2 of each per person, so you can make as many or few as you like!!

8 dates - pitted
8 jalapenos - with the seeds removed
6 slices of bacon, cut into 3 ( I use the nitrate free Applewood one from Trader Joe's)
Parmesan cheese cut into chunks (you can use any kind you like but I like parmesan)

Preheat the oven to 350.

Remove the seeds from the jalapeno by putting a slit on the longside of it and carefully scrapping out the seeds. Stuff with cheese and wrap bacon around it securing with a toothpick. Place on baking sheet.

Put a slit on the longside of the date, stuff with cheese and wrap bacon around it securing with a toothpick. Place on the same baking sheet as jalapeno's.

Bake for about 25-30mins. until the bacon gets crispy!! Warning - sometimes the jalapenos can be SPICY!

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