5 Spice Bacon Wrapped Dates

5 Spice Bacon Wrapped Dates

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 282 kcal


  • 1 lb dates about 24 dates
  • 1 lb thick-cut bacon about 12 pieces
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce lower sodium
  • 1/4 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Meanwhile, pit the dates. Cut each slice of bacon in half cross-wise and wrap around a date. Place bacon wrapped dates on a baking sheet
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce & five-spice powder. Brush the soy sauce mixture over the bacon-wrapped dates. Evenly sprinkle with brown sugar.
  4. Bake until sugar is melted and bacon is brown and shiny, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and flip each piece. Return to oven and bake 20-25 minutes more.
  5. Remove from oven. Let cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then loosen from the pan and place on a cooling rack. Continue to cool for another 5 minutes before serving; bacon will crisp as it cools.