• 12 large, pitted dates
  • Firm blue cheese, cubed
  • 6 slices bacon, halved
  • Smoked paprika, for sprinkling


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Place a cube of cheese into each date. Wrap with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on prepared sheet tray and sprinkle with smoked paprika.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bacon is crisp.