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
toothpicks

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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9 Responses to “Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Appetizers”

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    Joelen — April 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    These look amazing and what a great entry to this month’s Tasty Tools! Thanks for your submission! 🙂

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    Melissa — April 8, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Ooohhh….I love sun dried tomatoes & goat cheese, I’ll have to try these.

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    Amy Kingman — April 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Wow! Delicious!!!! I’m totally gonna have to make these!

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    Mermaid Sweets — April 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I am a sucker for sundried tomatoes and basil. And I host a lot and this looks like a great app to have. Thanks,

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    Stephanie Wagner — April 9, 2009 at 1:26 am

    These look cute and delish! You’ve turned me into a big fan of goat cheese. So mild and tasty!

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    Jen — April 9, 2009 at 1:56 am

    So glad you’re starting to like goat cheese Steph – I live on it since it’s easier for me to digest than cow’s milk cheese.

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    the happy couple — April 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    love this! i am a vegetarian and i married a carnivore (www.cooking4carnivores.com) and i am always looking for ways to sneak him vegetables. i think a little spinach in these would do the trick. thanks for the idea!

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    Ashley — April 11, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    These look wonderful! I love goat cheese…yum!

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    Elizabeth — April 22, 2009 at 1:07 am

    This looks great – I love all the ingredients!

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