- 12 large, pitted dates
- Firm blue cheese, cubed
- 6 slices bacon, halved
- Smoked paprika, for sprinkling
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- 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.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bacon is crisp.