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December 20, 2021

Toasted Coconut Cream Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Holidates

These right here are a winner and I am telling you right now that you are going to want to double up this recipe because once you put these out, they will be gone in 60 seconds or less! These chewy dates are filled with creamy zesty cream cheese then wrapped in a crispy savory bacon and topped with sweet honey and soft shredded coconut that gets toasted to perfection.

Okay, now let’s talk about how easy these are to make. They can easily be made in a quick 30 minutes. Cut the dates open, stuff, wrap and then finish them off with the honey coconut topping. When the honey and coconut get baked on top it creates a caramelized, toasty coating that is simply irresistible, especially with the mixture of the salty savory bacon. This is the ultimate sweet and savory combination.

When it comes to wrapping the dates, I have a little tip for you on making them perfectly pretty for your Pretty Plate. Depending on the bacon you get and the dates you get, you might need to cut the bacon in half lengthwise so they are skinnier pieces and then cut those pieces in half widthwise. It will make it so the bacon fits and wraps perfectly around each date and doesn’t swallow the date up. Doing this creates the perfect date to bacon ratio.

If you are in need of something mini, but mighty these will do the trick. They are great appetizers for holiday parties, backyard barbecues and everything in between!

Did you make this? If so, make sure to tag and follow @prettyplatebymichelle on instagram or leave a comment below and let me know what you thought! I love to see your Pretty Plate and hear from you!

Toasted Coconut Cream Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Holidates

A simple appetizer that will blow everyone away! These Holidates are easy one biters which makes them the perfect holiday snack. Trust me when I say, you won’t be able to just have one.

Prep:
10
min
cook:
20
min
total:
30
min
Author:

Michelle

Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz. bag pitted dates
  • 1/2 Package bacon, cut in half lengthwise and again widthwise
  • 1 Cup cream cheese
  • 2 TBSP honey + more for drizzling
  • Lemon zest from half a lemon
  • Lemon juice from half a lemon
  • Fresh crushed black pepper, sprinkled
  • Coconut shavings, sprinkled
Instructions
  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and non-stick spray. Set aside. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. If your dates are not cut in half, cut them in half and set aside.
  3. Make your cream cheese mixture by adding your cream cheese, honey, lemon juice and lemon zest to a bowl. Mix well.
  4. Cut your bacon in half, set aside.
  5. Using a ½ TBSP measuring spoon, scoop some of your cream cheese mixture into the cut date and then close it up and wrap it with one piece of bacon. Place on your prepared baking sheet. Continue until all of the dates are stuffed and wrapped.
  6. Once ready to go in the oven, before placing them in there, drizzle with extra honey over the tops, sprinkle with black pepper and coconut shavings.
  7. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.
  8. When done, remove from heat and let cool.
  9. ENJOY!
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Kevin
October 19, 2021
So delicious!