Dates with Bacon and Walnuts

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.