Adapted from www.pinchofyum.com

 

INGREDIENTS:

8 pieces thinly sliced bacon 

16 dates

4 ounces goat cheese

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 

 

2. Slice the dates lengthwise on one side to create an opening. Remove pit.

 

3. Using a spoon, stuff a small amount of goat cheese into cavity of each date, and press sides together to close.

 

4. Cut bacon slices in half. Wrap each date with a slice of bacon and secure with toothpick.

 

5. Arrange evenly on a baking sheet with raised edges (to prevent grease from making a mess) and bake for 10 minutes. 

 

6. Flip dates over, and bake another 5-8 minutes. Remove from oven, place on a paper towel-lined plate, and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.