Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Dates

I decided to combine two of the best "bacon-wrapped" foods I've had, bacon-wrapped dates (delicious delicious appetizer from Thanksgiving) and bacon-wrapped jalapeno thingies, into one hopefully superior bacon-wrapped appetizer.

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You will need:

  1. preheat oven to 375
  2. slice bacon strips in thirds
  3. seed and finely dice jalapenos
  4. stir jalapenos & cayenne in to cream cheese

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  5. slice open dates and fill with jalapeno cheese

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  7. wrap stuffed dates w/ bacon thirds and secure w/ a toothpick

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  9. pace dates on rack on large cookie sheet and cook 25-30 minutes or until bacon is crispy

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When I made this I used a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes and no rack; it resulted in the bottom of the dates caramelizing a little too much and really sticking in your teeth, that's why next time I'll totally go with the rack method.

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