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How to Make Nutella-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates Sprinkled in Cinnamon Sugar

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You know what’s awesome? Greasy, bacon-wrapped anything. Even better than that? Bacon-wrapped, Nutella-stuffed dates mercilessly covered in cinnamon sugar. If you’re looking for a not-so-light, indulgent snack, try this recipe on for size.

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Nutella-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates Sprinkled in Cinnamon Sugar

Ingredients

  • 12 dates
  • 1/4c Nutella
  • 1/4c sugar
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • 6 strips of bacon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F. Prep a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pit dates: shove chopsticks through one end off the date to push the pit out of the other end, creating a hole all the way through.
  3. Fill piping bag with Nutella. Pipe Nutella into date, filling hole completely.
  4. Cut bacon in half cross-wise and wrap each Nutella-filled date with 1/2 strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  5. Combine sugar and cinnamon in bowl and dredge each bacon-wrapped date in the cinnamon sugar until each is completely coated. Lay the dates on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes on each side until bacon is fully cooked.
  7. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes so you don’t scald your tongue on the blazing hot Nutella.

At first the Nutella was a little thick, but as it cooled the texture definitely improved. I’ll be making all my bacon-wrapped dates this way from now on, and I suggest you do the same.

By Becky McKay

Becky McKay is known around the Internet blogosphere as "The Cereal Baker," most often responsible for not following any rules in the kitchen. She is currently on a mission to cover every food in the world with some level of chocolate.

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