10 thick slices of Applewood Smoked Bacon from Huntington Meats, halved crosswise

20 Smoked Almonds


Preheat oven to 400°.

Cut a slit in each date. Place almonds inside slits. Press together the dates to close slits. Wrap each date with a piece of bacon.

Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil. Add a roasting rack; place the dates on rack. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

Serve immediately with toothpicks. Dates will be hot inside.