Devils on Horseback

Serves 12


12 slices thick cut bacon, halved widthwise (Nodine's double smoked preferred)

24 Medjool dates, pitted

1 pound Danish blue cheese

24 toothpicks


Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Place a small chunk of cheese in the center of each date, wrap with bacon and secure with toothpick. Arrange dates upright on baking sheet, making sure cheese will stay inside once melted. Bake until bacon is crisp and brown, about 20 minutes.