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Blue Cheese Date Wraps

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Makes

3 dozen

"My friends and I used to make the traditional bacon-wrapped jalapenos at cookouts. I decided to sweeten them up a bit with dates and apricots, which are also more kid-friendly." —Susan Hinton, Apex, North Carolina
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Ingredients

  • 12 bacon strips
  • 36 pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions

  1. Cut each bacon strip into thirds. In a large skillet, cook bacon in batches over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  2. Carefully cut a slit in the center of each date; fill with blue cheese. Wrap a bacon piece around each stuffed date; secure with wooden toothpicks.
  3. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

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