Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese
These savory and slightly sweet appetizers are a hit at any holiday party. The combination of salty bacon, creamy goat cheese, and caramelized dates is simply irresistible. They're easy to assemble and only take a few minutes to bake, making them a convenient choice for a last-minute snack.
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Stuff each date with a small piece of goat cheese. Cut the bacon slices in half crosswise and wrap a half slice around each stuffed date, securing it with a toothpick.
Arrange the wrapped dates on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the cheese is melted.
Serve the dates warm, with any extra goat cheese on the side for dipping.
Calories: 143 | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 177mg | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Protein: 5g