- 6 slices bacon
- 6 pitted Medjool dates
- Six 1-inch sticks of Manchego cheese
- Maple syrup, to finish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Place the bacon on a sheet tray and par-cook for 3 minutes on each side. (You want the bacon to be flexible, but no longer raw). Place the bacon on a plate with a paper towel to absorb excess grease and cool.
Slice each date in 1/2 and place the cheese in the center, then wrap ½ piece of bacon around the outside and secure with a toothpick. Put the toothpick through the end of the bacon so the bacon doesn’t fold up during the cooking process.
Place bacon-wrapped dates on a baking tray. Cook for 8–10 minutes or until your desired likeness. Drizzle the warm dates with maple syrup.
Let them cool for 4 minutes before you serve.