Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

Bacon wrapped dates are a gift to the world of snackers and people who enjoy eating nothing but appetizers for dinner.

I mean, if I’m out to dinner with you, and I order bacon wrapped dates as an appetizer you should probably assume that I want to eat them all. Probably don’t even look directly at my neat little packages of salty yet sweet goodness.  I joke … sort of.  Anyway since I loved these little guys so much at my favorite tapas restaurant, I figured I should bring the love to my next dinner party! Always a fan favorite, these bacon wrapped dates wont disappoint!

 

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Bacon Wrapped dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

Course: Appetizer
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz goat cheese softened
  • 24 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 lb bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. 

  2. Pit the dates but taking a sharp knife and cutting the date almost in half, leaving one side intact so you can open and close your date like a little clam shell. Scoop out the pit. 

  3. Fill each date with about 2 teaspoons of cheese

  4. Wrap each date with about a half of piece of bacon. The idea is that you only want one layer of bacon around your date. If the bacon overlaps too much, the underlying layer won't get crispy.  Secure the bacon with a toothpick. 

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. About half way through use the toothpicks to rotate the dates for maximum crispiness and even cooking. 

  6. Cool and serve! 

Recipe Notes

These bacon wrapped dates can be made ahead for a party and served at room temperature! 

Goat cheese is not the only cheese that works here! I also love blue cheese for this! 

Make this recipe cannabis infused:

  • Simply add 1/2 tbsp - 2 tbsp  cannaoil into your goat cheese mixture, and stir well.  This will work best if you allow your goat cheese to come up to close to room temperature so it will be soft. 
  • To determine how much cannaoil you should use, check out this article on dose and potency.
  • If you use 8 oz of cheese, divide estimated THC potency by 48 (the number of teaspoons in 8 oz) to determine the estimated potency of your dates! Remember each date should be able to contain about 2 teaspoons of cheese! 

 

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