Raspberry Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon (Paleo, Whole30)
This Raspberry Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon recipe is an easy, three-ingredient, crispy bacon wrapped dates recipe that tastes like raspberry jam surrounded by bacon! It’s an amazing raspberry appetizer that cooks in 20 minutes!
Do you like raspberry jam? Do you like bacon? If you answered “YES” to these questions, then you need to try these bacon wrapped raspberry stuffed dates. They taste like bacon wrapped fruit candy. And they are so easy to make. They are hands down my favorite bacon recipe of all time.
And I am ALL about bacon wrapped recipes. I have a lot of love for my bacon wrapped chicken tenders and bacon wrapped maple carrots recipes. But there is just something about the salty sweet fruity taste of these raspberry stuffed medjool dates that puts them on the top of the list.
Every time that I make this recipe, I get asked for the recipe. It is a major crowdpleaser. Bonus points that it is naturally Grain-free, Gluten free, Dairy free, Paleo and Whole30 compliant.
Table of Contents
- Why this recipe works
- Recipe ingredients
- Step by step instructions
- Recipe FAQs
- Other healthy appetizer recipes you’ll love:
Why this recipe works
- You only need three simple ingredients! Dates, raspberries and bacon.
- They are easy to make.
- They are delicious! The dates and raspberries soften when they heat up and melt into each other, forming a sweet raspberry center surrounded by crispy bacon.
- They work for those following a Paleo or Whole30 diet.
- They work for those that are gluten free or dairy free.
- They can be made for a wide variety of occasions, such as holiday appetizers or party appetizers.
- dates– I like using medjool dates because they are larger in size.
- raspberries– organic strawberries work great here.
- bacon– Use a bacon without added nitrates or sugar. I like Maverick bacon because it doesn’t have added sugar.
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Step by step instructions
Step 1: Remove the pit from the dates and slice them on one side ( not all the way through).
Step 2: Fill the dates with one raspberry each.
Step 3: Wrap each stuffed date with bacon and then use a toothpick to keep the bacon in place.
Step 4: Bake until the bacon is crispy.
Yes. These can be left out at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
I have never tried it but I imagine using strawberries or blackberries could work well here.
Yes! Dates are considered to be a fruit, and fruit is Paleo. Dates are non-processed, and come from nature. They also have vitamins, minerals, and other health benefits because they are a fruit.
If you love dates, check out my chocolate covered pumpkin stuffed dates. SO good.
Other healthy appetizer recipes you’ll love:
This Carrot hummus is the absolute best whipped carrot dip of all time.
These “Everything” Almond Crackers are a reader favorite on this blog. They are great to use for dips or to add meat or cheese on top.
This White Bean Hummus from Heartbeet Kitchen looks so incredibly creamy. It’s made with real food simple ingredients too.
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Raspberry Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon (Paleo, Whole30)
- 8 medjool dates
- 8 raspberries
- 4 strips of bacon ( nitrate-free and sugar-free bacon)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cover a cookie sheet in aluminum foil.
- Slice the dates lengthwise on one side; create an opening, but do not cut them all the way through. Remove the pit. Stuff each date with one raspberry. ( If raspberries are small, you may need to use two per date)
- Cut each bacon slice in half so that you have 8 pieces. Wrap each date with one of the 8 pieces/ slices of bacon and secure the bacon in place with a toothpick.
- Put each date on the cookie sheet, with the toothpick laying down against the bottom of the cookie sheet. Bake the stuffed dates for 16-18 minutes, making sure to flip them halfway through so the bacon is evenly cooked.
- Put paper towels onto a plate, and then put the stuffed dates on top of the paper towels to absorb the fat while they cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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14 Comments on “Raspberry Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon (Paleo, Whole30)”
This has become a holiday (and any party really) staple in my household, obsessed!
They really are the best!
I’ve eaten a lot of bacon wrapped dates but never one with a raspberry inside. What a great idea! I can see how that added touch of sweetness and berry flavor would be a nice compliment.
I’ve never seen this mash-up with raspberries, bacon, and dates. I really need to try this. Its perfect for summer!
I love the sweet, savory, salty flavor combo that is going on here! These sound like such great little bites that would be perfect for a summer party!
Love this unique ingredients combo, really intrigued to try it! This would make a great appetizer for parties!
What a wonderful idea! And so incredibly simple. Thanks for this awesome recipe ?
The hubs and I are venturing into paleo recipes more and more lately and I’m in search of new snacks to make for us during the week. We both love bacon and I bet this will be perfect once our raspberries start growing in!
Yum!! I would have never thought of this combo, it sounds so interesting! I need to try it asap!
What an intriguing idea! And so simple!
What an interesting combo. Totally in love with this.
This combo looks absolutely heavenly! I love bacon wrapped dates, and fresh fruit is one of my favorite things to eat. What a fun way to enjoy the best of both worlds!
Yum! I love bacon wrapped dates and you’ve really set these apart with the addition of raspberries. Love this!
I love the bacon pop tart explosion! I just completed my first whole 30 and am mostly eating paleo so this sounds heavenly to me. Working with a baby on your lap. Respect from one mom to another.