Bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese
Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese – a simple 3-ingredient appetizer that will blow you away! Enjoy with a crowd of friends!
8 slices bacon (I find that thin bacon works better)
4 ounces goat cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Slice the dates lengthwise on one side to create an opening. Remove the pit.
Using a spoon, stuff a small amount of goat cheese into the cavity of each date and press the sides together to close.
Cut the bacon slices in half. Wrap each date with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Arrange evenly on a baking sheet with raised edges (otherwise grease will get everywhere) and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the dates and use the toothpick to turn each one so it’s laying on its side. Bake for another 5-8 minutes, until browned to your liking, and turn the dates to the other side and repeat. Remove from the oven, place on a paper towel lined plate, and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
For crispier, browned bacon, set the oven temperature at 375.
Usually my bacon pieces wrap around the dates 1.5 times. If it’s wrapping more than twice around the date, trim your bacon slices so they’re a little shorter. If that bacon layer is too thick, it won’t cook.
Keep leftovers in the fridge.
Calories Per Serving: 224
% DAILY VALUE
11% Total Fat 7.1g 6% Cholesterol 17.9mg 11% Sodium 259.3mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 36.2g Sugars 31.9g 15% Protein 7.4g 3% Vitamin A 45.5µg 0% Vitamin C 0mg
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