If you're anything like me, you were probably still reveling in your post-Thanksgiving food coma on Friday. People were coming up to me, rubbing my temporary buddha belly and cheerfully asking, "Boy or girl?" My response, "Turkey, with a heapin' side of stuffing." Yep, I ate A LOT. I like stuffing. Nix that, I love stuffing. Anyhow, I'm chalking this year's Turkey Day in the "win" category since I didn't shiv anyone for driving me crazy (although I got mighty close). I also am counting this appetizer in the win category since everyone seemed to love it. What?!?! You've never had devils on horseback before??? Get to the store right now, get the ingredients and make this recipe ASAP, you can thank me later. They are delish and so simple to put together, a monkey could make them. Seriously...a monkey could make them!
Devils on Horseback
12 Medjool dates
12 roasted almonds
6 slices of bacon, cut in half
1. Preheat oven 400 degrees
2. Cut lengthwise slit in date and remove pit.
3. Fill with goat cheese and 1 roasted almond. Pinch closed.
4. Wrap each stuffed date with a half piece of bacon.
5. Place a wire rack on a cookie sheet. Set each bacon wrapped stuffed date on the wire rack.
6. Place dates in oven, bake 20-30 minutes at 400 degrees, turning dates over halfway through. Remove when bacon looks crisp and cooked.
7. Serve warm. (Share with the monkey, if he helped you cook.)