Dates Wrapped in Bacon
shared at the event by Fatima
recipe from here
6 slices very lean bacon,7 inches long,halved crosswise
12 pitted medjool dates
light brown sugar (optional)
Soak 12 tooth picks in water for 15 minutes; preheat oven to 500°; line a jelly roll with parchment paper.
Wrap each date with a piece of bacon and skewer with a toothpick; place seam side down on the baking sheet; sprinkle with brown sugar if desired.
Bake 6 minutes or until well browned; rotate and bake 2-4 minutes more until bacon is crisp; drain on paper towels; cool a bit and serve.