Maple-Bacon Dates



  • 1/4 Pound  peanuts
  • 2 1/2 Ounces  honey
  • 1 Teaspoon  cayenne
  • 20  Medjool dates, cut in half and seeded
  • 10  strips of par-cooked bacon
  • 20  seedless grapes
  • egg
  • 1 Cup  flour
  • 1 Cup  breadcrumbs
  •   Maple syrup, for serving

These are a spin on the popular bacon-wrapped dates; I just add a nutty twist to it. If you’re not in the mood to fry, skip the grapes (although I strongly suggest you don’t), but making the peanut-honey-cayenne purée to stuff the dates with is a must.


Preheat the broiler to high. 

In a small sauté pan, heat the peanuts, honey, and cayenne until caramelized, about, 2 minutes, then cool and purée.

Stuff the purée into each ½ of the dates and place the dates back together. Wrap with 1/2 piece of par-baked smoked bacon and broil until bacon is crisp.

Lightly the beat egg. Run the grapes under water and dredge the seedless grapes in the flour, then dip in egg wash, and then the breadcrumbs. Place into a deep-fryer filled with hot oil and fry until crispy.

Place the grapes on bamboo skewers and then bacon-wrapped dates.  Serve drizzled with maple syrup. 


Calories per serving:

482 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Dairy Free, Milk Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 184g 283%
  • Carbs 740g 247%
  • Saturated 49g 244%
  • Fiber 61g 245%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 504g
  • Monounsaturated 81g
  • Polyunsaturated 40g
  • Protein 112g 224%
  • Cholesterol 377mg 126%
  • Sodium 2,816mg 117%
  • Calcium 779mg 78%
  • Magnesium 653mg 163%
  • Potassium 6,391mg 183%
  • Iron 20mg 113%
  • Zinc 13mg 88%
  • Phosphorus 1,671mg 239%
  • Vitamin A 196µg 22%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 208%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 93%
  • Niacin (B3) 45mg 223%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 157%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 543µg 136%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 38%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 12mg 61%
  • Vitamin K 40µg 50%
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