Published: 02/14/2022 | Updated: 01/08/2024
How could bacon and blue cheese not get along? It’s a question that has perplexed philosophers for centuries. But with these blue cheese bacon wrapped dates, the answer is simple: they’re amazing together! In this recipe, the smoky bacon pairs perfectly with the earthy favorite cheese, while the dates add sweetness and crunch. Whether you serve them as an appetizer or main course, these dates are sure to please.
Bacon wrapped dates blue cheese are delicious treats that are perfect for breakfast or dessert. They are also very filling and nutritious. This recipe takes them to another level by adding a creamy blue cheese dressing.
This recipe is great for parties because it’s easy to prepare ahead of time and can be served at room temperature. The bacon adds a smoky flavor that pairs well with the sweet date flavors.
It’s hard to go wrong with bacon-wrapped anything. It was my niece Amy who first introduced me to bacon-wrapped dates and I was won over immediately, but I did find that they were a bit too sweet. The beauty of adding the blue cheese is that it cuts the sweetness and gives it just enough zing.
These little bundles of sweet, salty goodness are sometimes called Devils on Horseback. Whatever you call them, bacon wrapped dates recipe blue cheese are easy to make and will impress your guests.
Slice the dates in half. It’s easier if you don’t quite slice them all the way through. In your little date sandwich, lay some blue cheese. The strong flavors of the dates and bacon will for the most part overpower the taste of the blue cheese so even if you aren’t a blue cheese fan, don’t be afraid to add a generous amount. I use pre-sliced blue cheese and break it into chunks.
Cut your bacon in half and roll the stuffed date in the bacon, securing with a toothpick. These do hold together pretty well without the toothpick so no need to panic if you’ve run out.
Place them on a shiny metal tray. The shiny metal tray is an important detail. I cook everything on stoneware except for bacon. Bacon will not crisp up the way you need it to unless it is on a metal tray. I have a few old trays that I use exclusively for bacon.
Stick your pan in a 375° oven and bake until the bacon reaches the level of crispiness that you want. I like my bacon crispy.
That’s it! Three ingredients, a few minutes of assembly, pop them in the oven, and serve!
Looking for more appetizers/snacks recipes
Looking for more delicious appetizers/snacks recipes? Here are some great ones to try! Appetizers can be a great way to get your guests started, and these snacks will give you plenty of options.
- Easy Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tart
- Hawaiian Pulled Pork Nachos with Mango and Pineapple
- Keto Coconut Shrimp Recipe in Air Fryer
- Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls in Air Fryer
- Easy Pizza Pancake Recipe
- Chipped Beef Dip
- Caramelized Onion and Pear Tart with Gorgonzola
- Zucchini Chips in Air Fryer
Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates
- 24 dates
- blue cheese
- 12 strips of bacon sliced in half
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- Slice the dates almost all the way through.
- Stuff the dates with blue cheese.
- Wrap each stuffed date with 1/2 a bacon strip and secure with a toothpick.
- Bake on a metal cookie sheet until bacon has reached desired crispness.
In conclusion, blue cheese stuffed bacon-wrapped dates are a perfect holiday appetizer for your holiday party or special occasions. The dates with blue cheese and bacon are easy to make, delicious, and will be a hit at any party. Try them at your next gathering or get creative and come up with your own favorite appetizer recipes.