Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

New Year’s Eve celebration are likely to look very different this year. Whether you’re hosting a small group or gathering with friends, you’ll be the talk of the party with these Bacon Wrapped Dates by Half Baked Harvest!








Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

6 ounces creamy goat cheese
24 plump Medjool dates
12 slices thinly sliced bacon, cut in half
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper using more or less to taste
kosher salt and black pepper
candied or toasted walnuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400°F and spray a pan with Kelapo Coconut Oil Spray.

Split the dates in half lengthwise, but don’t cut the date all the way through. Remove the pit and discard. Stuff each date with goat cheese, then gently squeeze to seal. Wrap each date with bacon and place seam side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dates.

In a small bowl, combine the honey, rosemary, cayenne, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Evenly drizzle 1/2 the honey over the dates. The goal is to coat the bacon in honey so that it caramelizes in the oven.

Transfer to the oven and bake 20-25 minutes, until the bacon is crisping. Serve warm or room temperature with any remaining honey and walnuts, if desired.

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