Everyone loves food wrapped in bacon. I mean, what’s not to love about the porky deliciousness! This little appetizer is the perfect bite of salty, sweet and chewy. It’s pretty easy to make and I promise it will be a hit at any gathering.
I used goat cheese for these bacon wrapped dates, but you can easily substitute cream cheese and/or an almond for a crunchy center. I used a thicker cut of bacon this time around, but will go with a thinner cut next time in order to maximize the crispiness that is cooked bacon. So good!
bacon wrapped dates
makes: 24 bites
24 wood toothpicks
24 Medjool dates, pitted
3 ounces goat cheese
8 slices of bacon, cut into thirds
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Soak the toothpicks in water while you get the dates ready. Stuff each date with 1/2-1 teaspoon of goat cheese and then wrap with a piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Bake for 20 minutes on a foil-lined sheet pan, rotating the pan halfway through. If you use thinner sliced bacon, it might not take as long– keep an eye on them. Drizzle with honey before serving, if you’re into that sort of thing.