Dátiles Con Tocino | Morsels of Life

Dátiles Con Tocino

Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese - a perfect combination of sweet, savory, and smoky.

Morsels of Life - Dátiles Con Tocino - Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese - a perfect combination of sweet, savory, and smoky.

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I first saw these Dátiles con Tocino at La Tasca, when someone else at the table ordered them. I wasn't sure if these Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon were any good. I mean, I'm sure they're delicious, being bacon wrapped and all. But I'm just not a fan of blue cheese, and it's ruined many a tasty dish for me. But, for some reason, I kept thinking about this dish and how the person who ordered it kept commenting about how tasty and delicious and awesome these Datiles con Tocino were. After checking with James about the blue cheese, I decided to make these tasty morsels. As luck would have it, we had dates and bacon on hand. I just needed some blue cheese. Fortunately for me, blue cheese happened to be on sale. Armed with all the necessities, I went forward and made these Datiles con Tocino. I am definitely glad I did! Three simple materials combined, forming something far greater than each individual material! (And I don't even like blue cheese, but somehow the sweet dates and smoky bacon transformed it!)

Have you ever made something far greater than its parts? Share with us in the comments!

by Morsels of Life | CJ Huang
Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese - a perfect combination of sweet, savory, and smoky.

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Servings: 5
Cuisine: Spanish
Category: sides, snacks, appetizers, tapas



Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
15 dates, pitted I used Medjool dates.
blue cheese, crumbled
5 slices bacon, cut into thirds


  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Stuff dates with blue cheese. As I stuffed the dates, I found it easier to tear the date on one side and then roll it around the cheese, but that's probably because I tried to overstuff the dates.
  3. Wrap each stuffed date with bacon. I sliced each piece of bacon into three pieces, and each piece was just the right size to wrap around the dates. You can also further secure the bacon with a skewer or toothpick, but I was either too lazy or too efficient to do that. :P
  4. Bake at 400F until the bacon crisps up a bit and the cheese gets melty.

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Calories (Cal): 210 ・ Sodium (mg): 320 ・ Fat (g): 14 ・ Protein (g): 5 ・ Carbs (g): 16 ・ Fiber (g): 1
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  1. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

    When I try to capture your images for featuring they are in a .html ending instead of .jpg or .png. If you are using your phone, you now need to changes that setting.

    But CONGRATS! you have been chosen as a feature on Over The Moon!!

    1. Woohoo! Thanks for the feature - I'll have to stop by in a bit. :)

      Thanks for letting me know about the image. When I checked the image in this post, it looks like it's a .jpg. Can you clarify what you mean?

  2. I have had something similar to this but never with blue cheese. What a fabulous idea! I'm so glad you shared this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community, CJ. Take care and have a great week!

    1. Yes! There's so many different variations, and I haven't found a bad one yet. ;)

  3. Dates and bacon. What a unique combination -- but then almost everything tastes yummy with bacon around it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party.

  4. This is an amazing sounding combo, we are definitely going to make these! Thank you for sharing it with us on the Homestead Blog Hop!

    1. Awesome - hope you enjoy! You really can't go wrong with bacon. ;)