Bacon-WrappedWalnut-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.
Cook: 10 min | Active: 20 min | Yield: 6 servings
12 Medjool dates, pitted
Pinch red chili flakes
12 California walnut halves, toasted
4 slices lean bacon, cut crosswise into three equal pieces
Heat broiler. Line a plate with paper towels; set aside.
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 wooden pick. Arrange on a baking sheet.
Broil, turning until crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes.