20 large Medjool dates (you can find these in fresh produce)
2 oz. (1/2 of 4-oz. pkg.) ATHENOS Mild Feta Cheese
32 PLANTERS FLAVOR GROVE Skinless Almonds Sea Salt & Olive Oil (small 1.75 oz package)
10 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut in half
20 wooden toothpicks
- HEAT oven to 425ºF.
- CUT slit in long side of each date, being careful to not cut completely through date. Remove and discard pits. Cut cheese into 16 (1x1/4-inch) sticks. Stuff each date with cheese and 2 nuts.
- WRAP 1 bacon piece around each date, completely enclosing cheese. Push toothpick through to hold bacon around stuffed date.
- Place on rack of broiler pan.
- BAKE 14 to 15 min. or until bacon is crisp, turning after 8 min. Cool 5 min; transfer to plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Make Ahead tip:
Stuff and Wrap dates the night before. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Recipe and Photo from Kraft Foods.