Source: California Walnut Board

Bacon-Wrapped, Walnut-Stuffed Dates
Walnut-stuffed dates are perfect with a glass of wine on a summer's eve or in front of a roaring fire in the dead of winter. These tasty little morsels have a hidden kick and are quick to make.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


12 Medjool dates, pitted
Pinch red chili flakes
12 California walnut halves, toasted
4 slices lean bacon, cut crosswise into three equal pieces

Preheat the broiler. Line a plate with paper towels and set aside.

Carefully make a lengthwise slit in each date, open gently and sprinkle with the chili flakes. Fill with a walnut half and reform the date around the walnut. Wrap the bacon around the date and secure with a toothpick. Arrange the dates on a baking sheet.

Broil, turning until crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the dates to the paper towels and pat dry.

Serve immediately.

Per Serving: 98 calories; 5 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium; 12 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 3 g protein