The holiday season is upon us and that means PARTAY season! I have always wanted to have a big Christmas bash but it never seems to work out, it is totally crazy that time of year. I am determined to have some kind of bash next year, mark my words people! Even if you have a few friends over, you need nibbles, talking about Real Housewives works up an appetite! We all need a recipe that we can whip together in minutes, only takes a few ingredients, is delicious, and doesn’t set our health priorities aside. They get the name from my dear friend who is out there in the dating world and she said she is always looking for a spicy date.
These little spicy devils are the answer to every host’s prayers, you can even prep them ahead of time so you can have time to primp before the guests arrive. The recipe is only for 6 but it is easily multiplied for how many people you are serving. These are dairy free but you can totally use a spicy regular cream cheese. Can’t find a spicy version? Add finely chopped jalepeno to cream cheese and sprinkle a little chipotle powder. If you are vegan, just use your favorite plant-based bacon. I love Pederson’s Farms no-sugar bacon to keep these bites totally Whole30 and Paleo. I promise they live up to the hype with only 3 ingredients! Perfect for your Thanksgiving appies table in the next couple weeks!
6 Medjool dates, pitted
3 slices of bacon
3 teaspoons Jalepeno cream cheese, I used Kite Hill vegan almond cheese
- Preheat oven to 400
- Cut each slice of bacon in half and place on a small foil lined baking sheet. Pop into the oven and partially bake for 5 minutes. Cool and drain on a paper towel
- Scoop 1/2 teaspoon of cream cheese and stuff into the date
- Wrap each date in half a slice of bacon and place, seam side down, on the baking sheet from the bacon
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Drain on a paper towel and serve warm or room temp.
All you need for a spicy date!
Remove the pit from the date, fill it with cream cheese, then roll that baby up in bacon. SO EASY
All lined up and ready to get hawt. And that’s it! How easy is that?! You can prep to this point and have them chillin’ in the fridge until party time and then just bake them then.