This is one of my favorite holiday dishes for numerous reasons; one, bacon. That's it. Bacon. Two, the sweet, melt-in-your-mouth decadence of the date. The date is a beautiful little fruit we tend to forget about 11 months out of the year, but I more than make up for my negligence with the love I show it November through December. Three, the simplicity of the bacon-wrapped date all on its own is enough to bring your taste buds to tears, but we threw a slight dusting of chile powder on top of them to add a layer of smokiness that will warm you up right down to your toes.
The full recipe for our Red Chile Dusted, Bacon-Wrapped Dates can be found on Kansas Women Bloggers, a wonderful community of down-home gals from America's Heartland.
Have a delicious and cozy holiday Yummies. xoxo