Dates and Bacon - a Delicious BBQ Dessert




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Having a BBQ is a really nice thing. Very easy in preparation if you keep it simple and really delicious. Just meat (or vegetables), some bread and a nice dessert.

Yes, an easy dessert directly from the fire.

Welcome to the two ingredients campfire dessert.

It can be better prepared before hand in your kitchen, but since it was a very spontaneous idea I did the preparation directly at the beach.

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Step 1: Material and Tools:

What you need per date package:

  • 2 slices of streaky bacon
  • 2 dates, dried but as juicy as possible
  • 2 toothpicks

1 plate (to keep the sand from your food)

1 knive

Tadaa, thats all (yes, I know, thats almost to less to count as a recipe, but you need to get the idea and to try it, believe me.)

Step 2: How to Prep

  1. Slice the dates and take of the cores
  2. Press the 2 dates cut face to cut face.
  3. Wrap the first slice of bacon around.
  4. Turn around 90° and wrap the second slice around it.
  5. Pick one of the toothpicks horizontal through the package and the other one vertically.
  6. You're finished with the first dates and bacon wonder. Repeat with your other ingredients…

Step 3: Baking Process

  1. Set the packages to your BBQ and turn in regular intervals.
  2. Start with the dessert preparation while you are still having some main meat/veggies on the fire, since it takes a while until it is ready.
  3. Yes, it will really take a while until the bacon is crispy and the dates soft and tender.
  4. Yes, it is definitely worth it.

Step 4: Enjoy

When the bacon is crispy from all sides your camp fires / BBQ dessert is ready.

The combination of crispy salty bacon and soft sweet dates is really delicious. But it also fills your stomach up, so be careful not to overeat, even though it will be difficult :-)

Also be careful it will be really hot at the beginning - don't ask me why I know :-)

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    4 Discussions


    1 year ago

    These are great! We also stuff the dates with goat cheese but any cheese would be good.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Oh, yes, that also sounds very nice. I will try it the next time :-)


    1 year ago

    I like bacon. I like dates. I also like bacon! Being on the beach would be wonderful but I'll have to settle for the backyard by the kiddy pool. It sounds really good, I'm gonna try this. Thank you for sharing!!

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you. They'll also taste delicious in the backyard or from the balcony.

    If you're making the dates with kids you could also take only one date, stick it on a "marshmallow stick", wrap the bacon around and turn it over the camp fire until the bacon is crispy. Just because of the fun :-)