The Best 3-Ingredient Last-Minute Appetizer for New Year’s Eve

Jan Scott December 26, 2017

Whether you’re hosting friends at home for a low-key New Year’s Eve celebration, or heading out to a party where you’ve committed to bringing a tasty nibble, I have the ideal three-ingredient, last-minute appetizer that’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

Bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese are gluten-free, make-ahead hors d’oeuvres that delights everyone who tries them. They can be served straight from the oven, or on a platter and garnished with a light drizzle of honey if you feel like dressing them up a bit. Either way, they are quick cooking, easy to assemble and certain to become one of your go-to entertaining snacks.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Blue Cheese

Makes 18

You’ll Need:

  • 18 Medjool dates
  • 18 1-inch thick chunks blue cheese
  • 9 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into half crosswise

Prep and Cook:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Pull the pits out of the dates and push a piece of cheese into each. Wrap a piece of bacon around each date and place, seam side down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

2. Secure with a toothpick and bake for 10 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked and the cheese is oozing out the middle.

Good to Know: If you aren’t a fan of blue cheese, Parmesan and sharp cheddar make a mighty fine substitute.

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