Ingredients

  • 8slices of thin bacon
  • 16 dates (better if peeled)
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • Cocktail Sticks

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Slice the dates lengthwise, on one side to create an opening. Remove the pit.
  3. Stuff a small amount of goat cheese in to the cavity of each date and press the sides together to close.
  4. Cut the bacon slices in half. Wrap each date with a slice of bacon and secure with a cocktail stick.
  5. Arrange evenly on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the dates and use the stick to turn each one on its side. Bake for another 5 to 8 minutes.
  7. Turn the dates on the other side and repeat (for crispier bacon bake longer).
  8. Remove from the oven, place on a paper towel lined plate and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Take these to the next level by putting a little honey bourbon glaze on top. Mix about 1/4 cup of honey wit 1 tbsp of bourbon and brush the mixture on the dates when they come right out of the oven.