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Dates, Bacon and Chocolate! WOOHOOO

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TXKajun, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    Discovered a couple of new treats today using pitted Medjool dates.

    First one is to insert a pecan half (or walnut half) in the date, wrap with 1/2 slice bacon, bake until bacon is crisp (can nuke bacon for ~1 minute to help crisp it up before wrapping date), then roll in melted chocolate, put in ice box to harden, eat (be careful, dates are prunes that are not dried yet! LOL). Unbelievable!!!

    Second is a bit more complicated. Take 3/4 C almond butter, 3 T cocoa powder, 1.5 t honey, 1 C unsweetened coconut (I used sweetened...worked fine), 1/8 t sea salt, a tsp or 2 water, mix and roll into balls and then stuff into the pitted date. Wrap with bacon, put in 400 degree oven and bake until bacon is done. Let cool, enjoy! I guess you could coat the second in melted chocolate, also. Bacon and chocolate! Who'd a thunk? LOL

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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Stuffed dates wrapped in bacon and coated in chocolate? What? Gonna have to try this.
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Fill some of those silly bacon bowls (AS SEEN ON TV) with that mix ---
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  4. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Forget the dates, I want some of whatever your were smoking when you decided to try that!
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  5. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    Seacowboys, I actually was stone cold sober and straight and browsing through a paleo diet chocolate cookbook when I ran across the one about putting the choccy inside. I did a little Google-fu and ran across the other one. Darn it!! LOL ghrit, if these were put into some of those bacon bowls, I think they'd be declared illegal, immoral, fattening and bad for the children! :eek:

    BTW, I found out dates aren't prunes in disguise! Eat away. :) OK, within reason. These are seriously addictive, tho.

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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Correct;) prunes are dried plums.
  7. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    World Market has dark chocolate covered bacon. It's my kryptonite.
    Suspect this recipe will rank right up there with it.
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