Bacon wrapped, Goat cheese and almond stuffed Dates

This is the last of the “Stuff It!” party posts. I’ve actually never seen or eaten a date before making these little guys. Two weeks later, I’ve already made 3 batches. These have the perfect combination of salty and sweet, chewy and crunchy. I got hubby to help assemble them. They’re loosely based on a recipe from Allrecipes.
Bacon wrapped, goat cheese and almond stuffed dates – makes ~32
1 pkg pitted dates
4-5 oz goat cheese
~32 almonds
thick cut bacon

Cut the bacon in half and set aside.

Slice dates in half, and open them up. Scoop a small amount of goat cheese into the center of the dates (I used a teaspoon, hubby used his fingers). Place an almond in the goat cheese and close the halves of the dates.

Wrap a half-slice of bacon around the outside of the date. Secure each one with a toothpick. We found it was best to fill all the dates first, then wrap them all. Arrange in a baking dish or on a baking sheet with sides to catch any grease.
Broil for about 5 minutes on each side or until bacon is cooked. We also threw these on the grill the second time around. They took a little longer, but were still delicious.
Remove toothpicks before serving.
Note – I am submitting this in Joelen’s TGIF Martini Mixer blogging event. Check out the details here.

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8 Responses to “Black Bean and Bell Pepper Cous Cous Salad”

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    Cara — April 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    mmm what a perfect summer salad!

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    Jenny — April 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I make this all the time! It makes awesome leftovers and I throw in some grilled chicken and avocado. Yummy!

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    Kelly — April 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I love the salad, sounds delicious!
    I also love the newlywed map. Where did you get your map?

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    Jen — April 30, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Kelly – There is a link in the original post about the map.

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    Kerstin — May 1, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Mmm, this sounds so perfect for a summer potluck too! I can see why your hubby loves it so much 🙂

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    Valen — May 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Mmmm, looks delicious! A nice healthy salad.

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    Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan — May 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Yummmy! Great blog, I enjoyed my visit. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

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    hannah! — May 3, 2010 at 3:00 am

    this sounds really interesting! and oh so colorful.

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