8 strips thick bacon ( I used a variety that had a maple flavoring)
4 oz. goat cheese (you'll have a bit leftover)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut a strip of bacon in thirds. Slice the date lengthwise. Add a small dollop of cheese to the date; close tightly and wrap with bacon securing with a wooden toothpick.
Bake for ten minutes. Flip the dates over and continue to cook for another ten minutes.
Serve hot out of the oven.
recipe c/o: www.motherthyme.com