This is a very simple snack that will impress even your most food snob friends. For anyone that has ever eaten these, you know they are decadent and complex in flavor. That combination intimidates most home cooks because they think it must somehow be complicated to make them. Well, I’m here to tell you that isn’t the case with these They can be prepared in about 10 minutes and cooked in about 15 more by even the most novice of cooks. Give them a try and show off your new found skills to your friends and family.
|Prep Time: 10 minutes||Cook Time: 15 minutes||Total Time: 25 Minutes|
- 6 pitted dates
- Goat Cheese (I love the plain goat cheese from Trader Joes for this)
- 2 slices of bacon
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 6 wooden toothpicks
- Slice down one side of each of the dates.
- Using a butter knife, cut small pieces of the goat cheese about the size of a dime.
- I have found that stuffing these the dates with your fingers is easier than with the knife. So using your fingers, stuff each date with enough goat cheese to be full but not to be overflowing from the date either.
- Once all of them are stuffed set them aside. Cut your bacon strips into quarters (assuming you have standard length bacon).
- Wrap each date with a piece of your bacon with the overlapping of the 2 ends coming together over the opening of the date.
- After each piece is wrapped, push a toothpick through the 2 ends of the bacon to hold it together when they cook.
- These can be cooked in an over or a toaster oven. You bake them at 350 degrees for 10 minutes then broil them for 5 minutes on high. Pay attention at this process because all ovens are different. Your goal with baking them is only to cook the bacon all the way through.
- As the dates are baking, drizzle the honey on the plate you will serve this on.
- Once cooked, place the dates into the drizzled honey.