Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 25min
Makes: 32 pieces
32
Pitted Dates
0
1/3 cup
blue cheese
75 mL
32
Blanched Almonds
0
1 box
Fully Cooked Bacon, 50% Less Salt
65 g
32
wood cocktail picks
0
2 tbsp
Honey
30 mL
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 mL
2 pieces
calories
100
fat
4 g
saturated fat
2 g
carbs
13 g
protein
4 g
cholestrol
13 mg
sodium
120 mg
potassium
70 mg

Directions

  1. Slice dates lengthwise and open up like a book. Inside each date, place 1/2 tsp (2 ml) of blue cheese and 1 almond, then close tightly.

  2. Wrap dates in bacon, trimming as needed, and secure with a cocktail pick. You can slice the bacon in halves or thirds to wrap various sized dates.

  3. Place dates on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. (If making ahead, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.) When ready to serve, preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Brush dates with honey and bake for 5 min. or until bacon is crisp. Season with pepper, transfer to a platter and serve.

Tip

Rich blue cheese is at the centre of these multi-layered bites. For a milder flavour, try Cream Cheese.