These delicious bite-size appetizers are a favorite during the holidays. Prepared in less than 30 minutes, hosts especially like the make-ahead directions.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl stir together bacon, green onions, and garlic. Add blue cheese, cream cheese, mustard, and pepper to bacon mixture. Stir to combine.

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  • Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise slit in each date. Spread each date open slightly. Remove pits. Fill each date with a rounded teaspoon of the bacon mixture. Place dates filling sides up on a baking sheet. Bake, uncovered in the preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm. Makes 24 appetizers.

Tips

Prepare as above, except do not bake the dates. Place stuffed dates in an airtight container, cover, and chill for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

91 calories; fat 2g; cholesterol 6mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 18g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 16g; protein 2g; vitamin a 97.2IU; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 4mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 66mg; potassium 184mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 0.4mg.
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