These are so tasty, it's like a little party in your mouth!
You'll get bonus points with your friends because they are so easy to make, taste delicious yet look like you worked on them forever.
I'm a cheese lover and a huge fan of the Arla Dofino Havarti, it's mild, it's creamy, all natural and made with 100% milk, it's my favourite as you can see by the size of the cheese, I eat it ALOT!
Slice the pound of bacon in half and cook 15-20 minutes, once partially cooked I removed it and transfer the slices to paper towel to remove the excess grease and allow to cool slightly.
I cut the havarti into 'date' sized pieces about 1" long.
Slice the pitted dates in half, stuff with an almond, top with the cheese and wrap with bacon, secure with a toothpick. That easy...right eh?
Now you can cover these and keep refrigerated for up to 24 hours, I LOVE that because whether if you're having a party or a small group of guests who wants to be in the kitchen prepping...no one!
It's even handy if you wanted to put some aside for yourself for breakfast the next morning...ummm...not that I've ever done that myself.
When ready to serve just pop in a preheated 350 oven for 10-15 minutes until cheese is slightly melted.
Salty, sweet, chewy, crunchy, warm, ooey, gooey....
I could go on and on.......
Bacon wrapped Dates with Havarti & Almonds
1 pound of bacon
Pitted almonds (see below for quantity) *
Roasted & salted whole almonds (see below for quantity)*
* cut your pound of bacon in half, count your slices and you'll need that quantity of dates & almonds.
ie: my pound of bacon had 18 slices, cut in half gave me 36 slices so I used 36 dates and almonds
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Slice one pound of bacon in half, and place on parchment lined cookie sheet, place in oven and cook for 15-20 minutes.
3. Immediately transfer partially cooked bacon slices from cookie sheet and place on paper towel and dab to remove excess grease, allow to cool slightly.
4. In the meantime, slice dates in half, stuff each date with an almond and top with a piece of Havarti.
5. Once bacon has cooled enough for handling, wrap each date in bacon and secure with a toothpick, and place on a foil or parchment covered cookie sheet.
6. Place skewered dates in oven for approx 10-15 minutes until cheese is slightly melted.
This recipe can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Follow steps 1-5, cover and place in refrigerator until ready to serve and then heat in a 350 oven for 10-15 minutes.
Printable recipe below.
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