Dates with Bacon and Walnuts

California Walnut Board
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


12-- Medjool dates, pitted
1pinch red chili flakes
12-- walnut halves, toasted
4slices lean bacon, cut crosswise into three equal pieces


  1. Preheat broiler. Line a plate with paper towels; set aside.
  2. Carefully make a lengthwise slit in each date , open gently and sprinkle with 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 on a baking sheet.
  3. Broil, turning until crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer paper towels and pat dry. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Mollie Katzen.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 190
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 125mg
  • Potassium 380mg
  • Carbohydrate 37g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 32g
  • Protein 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 4%
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