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:

442 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 633g 211%
  • Saturated 49g 244%
  • Fiber 52g 206%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 408g
  • Monounsaturated 81g
  • Polyunsaturated 40g
  • Protein 109g 219%
  • Cholesterol 377mg 126%
  • Sodium 2,814mg 117%
  • Calcium 687mg 69%
  • Magnesium 575mg 144%
  • Potassium 5,389mg 154%
  • Iron 19mg 106%
  • Zinc 13mg 84%
  • Phosphorus 1,581mg 226%
  • Vitamin A 186µg 21%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 204%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 88%
  • Niacin (B3) 42mg 211%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 139%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 521µg 130%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 38%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 12mg 61%
  • Vitamin K 36µg 45%
Have a question about nutritional data? Let us know.
Rate this Recipe

Bring your favorite dish to our table

Join the Daily Meal's Community and Share your Thoughts

The Daily Meal Editors and Community Say...