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Devils on Horseback Recipe

This classic appetizer combines sweet and salty flavors for a fantastic bite!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon wrapped dates, devils on horseback recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 appetizers
Calories 71kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 20 pitted Deglet Dates
  • 10 slices Smoked Bacon (regular thickness) cut in half horizontally
  • 20 Smoked Almonds
  • Wooden Toothpicks


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cover a metal rimmed baking sheet with foil, dull side up, and fit with a baking/cooking rack; spray with non-stick spray.
  • Using kitchen scissors insert the lower blade of the scissors into the pitted area of the date (see photos) and cut a vertical opening (note: a paring knife can also be used but do not cut through the entire date, just one side). Inset an almond into the cavity.
  • Holding the date together, wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around the date (will will wrap around twice) and secure the end of the bacon with a wooden toothpick.
  • Place the Devils on Horseback on the prepared baking sheet leaving room between them. Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes or until the bacon is done to your liking. The bacon will crisp further when out of the oven. The broiler can be turned on for a few minutes at the end if crisp bacon is desired however leave the pan in the middle of the oven and watch closely. Serve hot.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg