Gluten Free and Sugar Free Snack: Bacon Wrapped Dates!

Are you doing any new years resolutions? I am doing a no sugar January and let me just tell you, it’s been pretty hard! Especially over the weekends. This past weekendΒ I was going to a Birthday Potluck at the beach and I needed to bring a snack that was gluten and sugar free so I made bacon wrapped dates! Have you ever had some? It’s actually a Spanish tapas snack and they are the best sweet and salty combo! It’s super easy to make and always a hit with the crowd. Here is how you make them!

Gluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

What you need for about 30 pieces:

  • 1 pack of dates (I get mine at Trader Joe’s and they have about 30 pieces in there)
  • 2 packs of bacon
  • Cutting board with parchment paper
  • Small knife
  • Toothpicks (No flavor)

Gluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped DatesGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

1. Start by pitting the dates. Use a knife to cut halfway through the dateGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

2. Open it upGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

3. Peel out the stone from the date and close it back upGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

Gluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

Gluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

4. Take the bacon out of the pack and lay it down on the cutting boardGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

5. Take either a scissor or a knife and cut them in half while the slices are still togetherGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

Gluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

6. Take one date and one half of a bacon slice and roll it up like displayed in the picturesGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

Gluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped DatesGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped DatesGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped DatesGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates7. Place the bacon wrapped date on a cooking sheet with parchment paper. Make sure you place it with the end facing down. This will prevent the date from falling apart while cookingGluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

Gluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates8. Cook at 400 fahrenheit/200 celsius for about 20 minutes until the bacon is cooked

Gluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

9. Once it’s done, stick a toothpick in each one for easy (non-greasy) eating. Enjoy! :)Β Gluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped Dates

Gluten Free Sugar Free dessert:Bacon Wrapped DatesHope you’ll like it!

Until Next Time, Hadet pΓ₯ Badet!

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6 comments

  1. Hege,

    Lovely. Beautiful photo instructions – Bookmarked and ingredients added to shopping list :)

    I cannot believe people still think you need to add sugar or gluten to make food delicious AND healthy! People, If you really want to lose weight, burn more calories than you eat, it’s that simple – eat gluten and sugar free! – I followed ‘Tim’s plan’ (http://timreviews.com/paleo-recipe) which is made to do just that! My only problem is that it costs you commitment and discipline. But it gets easier from day-to-day.

    Jessica

  2. Sounds lovely, but just because dates are natural and don’t have any sugar added to them doesn’t make them sugar free. All fruit is packed with sugar!

    1. Hi Alice! Thanks so much for the feedback :) For this recipe, my point was that there is no added sugar.

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