Brussels Sprouts with Date Bacon Crumble

Have you ever thought of roasting dates (and I’m not talking about wrapped in bacon)???? The longer you roast them, the crunchier they get and it’s almost like eating chips but wayyyy healthier. I threw some pitted dates into the oven while I was cooking up some kosher bacon and I didn’t want to stop eating them! So I keep making this recipe over and over again and I finally decided to put it on the blog. Very few ingredients (who doesn’t love that?!?), only natural sweetness from the pure maple syrup, and so much texture from the roasted earthy brussels spouts and the crunchy bacon and dates! Only warning I can share is if you leave this plate of brussels sprouts within reach, you will just keep picking at it until there’s nothing left. 

Brussels Sprouts with Date Bacon Crumble

I like to roast these brussels sprouts whole because they’re so pretty but you can definitely slice them in half. You can also use frozen brussels sprouts so do what’s right for your home. 

Brussels Sprouts with Date Bacon Crumble

Oh, kosher bacon, my love for thee knows no bounds. What was life like before you????

Brussels Sprouts with Date Bacon Crumble

I love the idea of sprinkling the maple brushed bacon with chopped dates. They get so crazy crunchy and you can just eat them as is, like candy. I would even sprinkle them over popcorn…oh, that is so happening! 

Brussels Sprouts with Date Bacon Crumble

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