Sweet dates, smokey bacon, creamy cheese, and fresh green onion to top it all off. A simple appetizer that is sure to please!
Author: Cook This Again, Mom!
1tablespoonGreen Onionsfinely chopped
Slice the bacon in half both width-wise and length-wise.
Slightly cook the bacon.
Take the pits out of the dates if needed and open up slightly so you have room to place the cheese.
Slice cheese into small strips. Stuff cheese into the dates and wrap with bacon. Hold together with a toothpick.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 6 - 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bacon is cooked.
Cool slightly and serve.
I used thick cut bacon so I cut each piece in half lengthwise and again width wise. Basically I got 4 little pieces of bacon from 1 slice. I slightly cooked the bacon before wrapping the dates. If I had used thin cut bacon I may have skipped the pre-cooking.I bought a 12 ounce package of Medjool Dates but I only used about ⅓ of the package since only my husband and myself were trying them. I will base my ingredients on what I used but this recipe can easily be double, tripled, etc...
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