Slice each pitted dates lengthwise using a paring knife.
Fill date with a small scoop of sausage. I used a baby food spoon to scoop.
Lay bacon out on a cutting board and stretch it so that each piece is about 1/3 longer than when in the package. I used a pastry roller to roll the bacon out.
Starting at one end, roll the bacon around a date so that it is covered 1 1/2 times. Cut the bacon and place the date, seam side down, on a rack fitted into a rimmed baking sheet. Continue rolling the dates until done.