Almond Stuffed Dates with Bacon

1 pkg (4-oz) blanched whole almonds
1 lb pitted dates
1 1/2 lb lean thinly sliced bacon cut into thirds

Put an almond in each date. Wrap a piece of bacon around each stuffed date and secure with a toothpick. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place dates on foil and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove to rack or paper towel; drain. Serve warm.


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