Hey guys – are you as excited as I am for Friday?! I feel like this week has just flown by. My real world job has been crazy busy and on top of that this is the first week I’ve been pretty seriously about hitting up the gym in the morning (and by morning, I mean 5:30 am – sooo early). It has left me exhausted and ready for bed by 8 pm.
This weekend I have some plans to meet friends for dinner, some beach bike cruising and maybe a fun brunch in Santa Monica. What are your plans?
If you’re having friends over or want to make a delicious little snack this weekend, may I suggest these burrata stuffed bacon wrapped dates.
I dreamed these up last weekend and made them for my fiance and let me tell you, they went fast. I’ve been on a total buratta binge. The uber soft, mozzarella like cheese has all but taken over my life. I recently found it at Costco (read: bulk) and it’s become some what of a blessing/problem.
No one needs to eat the amount of burrata that we’ve been putting away. I’ve basically banned any Costco shopping until we can control ourselves. But before I banned the delicious, creamy cheese I stuffed it into some medjool dates and wrapped them with some smoked bacon.
Super simple to whip together and once everything is assembled, you simply bake until the cheese has melted and the bacon has browned. Sometimes the bacon can be a little finicky and you might need to broil for a few minutes to get a nice golden brown.
The trick with these burrata stuffed dates is to try not to get too addicted to them, or else you’ll be banning yourself with Costco right along with me.
- 12 ounces medjool dates
- 8 ounces fresh burrata cheese
- 16 ounces bacon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with foil (this will help with cleanup) and top with a wire rack.
- Slit the date halfway open and remove the seed.
- Stuff the date with burrata cheese.
- Cut each bacon slice in half and wrap the cheese stuffed date. Secure with a toothpick and place on the wire rack.
- Repeat for each date until all dates are stuffed and wrapped.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese has melted and bacon has browned.
- If the cheese has melted, but the bacon isn't completely brown. Place baking sheet under the broiler, while carefully watching, until bacon has crisped.
- Cool until dates can be handled and serve immediately.