These tasty little bites are so good! Easy to prep ahead of time and pop in the oven or air fryer when you have guest. You could even prep them on a cookie sheet and freeze until firm then combine them all in a freezer bag. We really loved them with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese
(Adapted from Mommy Musings)
8 slices of bacon sliced in half
4 ounces goat cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a plate with paper towels and set aside.
Using a sharp knife, slice the dates open lengthwise to remove the pit and also create a pocket.
Stuff goat cheese into the pocket of each date.
Wrap each date with a half slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick through the top.
Place bacon wrapped dates on a rimmed bacon sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and place dates on their side before baking for another 6-7 minutes. Continue this process until all sides are browned and crisped to your liking.
Once baking is completed, place dates on the prepared plate and allow some of the excess grease to absorb into the paper towels. Serve warm.