Chili bacon wrapped dates are served on a white rectangular plate. Chili powder is in a small dish off to the side.

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Manchego

  • Author: Shannon Emery
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 16 mins
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 16 1x


These bacon wrapped dates with Manchego are a salty-sweet appetizer with a spicy kick! Perfect for a party or any type of gathering!




  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Using a small knife, make a small cut in one side of each date and remove the pit.
  3. Insert 1 piece of cheese into each date.
  4. Brush bacon slices with 1/2 tsp chili powder (or less if you like less spice) on 1 side of the bacon. Wrap each date with 1 piece of bacon, with chili powder side against the date.
  5. Secure bacon onto the date by inserting a toothpick through it.
  6. Place dates on rimmed baking sheet. Roast until bacon is browned on bottom, about 6-7 minutes. Turn dates and roast until bacon is cooked, about 7-9 minutes longer.
  7. Transfer to a plate with a paper towel to soak up some of the oils and to allow them to cool slightly.
  8. Transfer to your serving dish and enjoy!


Medjool dates and Manchego cheese can be found at most grocery stores. The most economic place I have found both of them at is Costco.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: bacon wrapped dates, appetizer, party food, gluten free

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