Founder and Culinary Creator of Gigi’s Cupcakes, Gigi Butler, joined Gayle Guyardo, the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show, Bloom, with a delicious recipe for bacon-wrapped dates.



  • 1 pkg 8oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp paprika 
  • 1/4 tsp tarragon 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning 
  • 2 8oz pkg Pitted Dates
  • 1 12oz pkg bacon


  • Mix all ingredients except pitted dates and bacon in bowl.
  • Take tsp full of cream cheese mixture and fill into date. 
  • Then take 1/2 slice of bacon and wrap around date then secure with a toothpick. 
  • Place on baking tray and bake at 375 for 18-20 mins. 

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