It’s always a good idea to have a full repertoire of bocaditos or appetizers to make for your next cocktail hour. In Peru we call them piqueos - the easier they are to make, the better!
This stuffed date recipe is extra convenient because you probably already have many of the ingredients in your own pantry or fridge, like the bacon. Since you can improvise this appetizer in the moment, you’ll always be ready with a gourmet snack on hand in case of an unexpected visit.
The dates in these rolls add a natural sweetness that, combined with the smoky flavor of the bacon, creates an incredible combination of sabores. The cashews also give a contrasting note of texture, but if you prefer, they can be replaced for diced cheese. The important part is that the bacon should be served golden-brown, without any fat visible. Your guests will be left surprised by these rolls that look elaborate, but can be prepared in a snap.
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