Bacon Wrapped Dates

You know bacon is a serious part of our world when you start seeing products like bacon ice cream, bacon bandages, bacon cocktails…. and the list goes on.  I love using bacon with everything, but who doesn’t!  This is one of my favorite (and easiest) treats to make when I am going to a party or hosting friends.  They are always a treat and will go quickly!

THE IMPORTANT STUFF:

  • Dates (I usually make 2 to 3 per person)
  • Goat cheese (about 1 tsp per date)
  • Bacon (1/2 slice per date)

THE HOW TO:

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Pit all of your dates by cutting a slice in them and pulling out the pits.
  • Insert about 1 teaspoon of goat cheese into the middle of each date.
  • Wrap each date in 1/2 strip of bacon.
  • Place a wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet.
  • Place each date on the wire rack seem side down.
  • Bake for 15 minutes then flip the dates and bake the other side an additional 10 – 15 minutes.

 

These are also super yummy cold the next day! If you don’t want to use cheese you can also stuff them with nuts or any other filling of your choice.

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