I did mine just a hair different, but the premise and the outcome is delish.
12 pitted dates (depending on number of guests. Make 2-3 dates per guest)
6 slices of bacon cut in half lengthwise
6 ounces ground chorizo sausage
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Stuff chorizo into each date. Wrap a strip of bacon around each date and secure with a toothpick. Place on parchment-lined (or use Silpat) cookie sheet and place in oven for 10 minutes. Turn dates and continue to cook for additional 10 minutes or until bacon is browned and crispy.