What’s better than Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates and Bacon Wrapped Dates? Throw all those ingredients together and make Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Dates! 🙂 These are so tasty, and a perfect dish for the upcoming holiday season! I like to serve these as an appetizer, or together with a light soup like a squash, mushroom or other mild soup!
12 dates, pitted
6 strips of bacon, cut in half
small block of goat cheese
Fresh thyme as garnish (optional)
Stuff dates with goat cheese
Wrap one 1/2 slice of bacon around tightly
Bake for ~20 minutes at 400 degrees or until bacon is crispy and starting to turn brown
Here’s my 3rd recipe using quinoa in “baking”. FYI, I made the Banana Quinoa Muffins again but doubled them this time! 🙂 Not to leave the No Bake Lemon Coconut Quinoa Balls out, but they weren’t as big of a hit in my immediate household (sorry Mom!) My 17 year old said “These taste like healthy cake pops.” I’ll take it!! 🙂
Once again, the best part of this next recipe is that after you have made a batch of quinoa, the rest is no bake/aka easy!!
Ingredients (Made 15 Balls)
1 Cup cooked Quinoa
1/2 Cup Almonds (for rolling)
1/2 Cup Natural Almond Butter (could also use peanut butter)
4 Medjul Dates
You can do all of it in the Cuisinart. One dish-easy clean up-WIN!!
Pulse almonds until they are the size of half a grain of rice (or look like quinoa! :), sprinkle on a plate for rolling later)
Blend Almond Butter, Bananas, and dates.
Add in quinoa and pulse a few more times, just to mix it all together.
Take a heaping Tablespoon and form balls in your hand (mine were about 1.5 inches wide).
Roll in crushed almonds and place in the freezer. You can eat them frozen, but they are best after warming up a few minutes.
Nutritional Facts (I entered all the ingredients into Calorie Count)
Serves 15 // Calories per ball-114 // Total Fat- 6.5g // Saturated Fat- .6g // Total Carbohydrates-12.4g // Dietary Fiber-1.9 // Sugars- 6.2g // Protein-3.1g