Special equipment: 24 colored toothpicks, soaked in water
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a ridged baking sheet with aluminum foil then set aside.
Working in groups, stuff each date with cheese, chorizo or almonds. Wrap a piece of bacon around the stuffed date, and then secure with toothpick (for easy identification use one color per filling). Place wrapped dates about 1-inch apart on the prepared baking sheet and set in the preheated oven.
Check after 6 minutes, turning the dates with tongs so that they brown evenly. Bake until the bacon is crisp on all sides, 8 to 10 more minutes. Remove from oven then serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of Ana Sofia Pelaez