Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Prep 10 mins
Total 10 mins

These Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are a healthy, tangy-sweet snack that hits the spot every time. Filled with chopped walnuts and drizzled with a touch of honey, you won’t believe your tastebuds!

Four Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates Sitting on a Metal Rack Over a Teal Surface

Easy Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

I want to talk about Dates today, but first we have to talk about “Stuffed”. My past three recipe posts have been stuffed… Stuffed Dates, Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies, and Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. I have no idea what my hang up is with everything stuffed. So no, this isn’t like a planned thing…I just can’t help myself. Annyywaayysss, so about those stuffed dates…

Dates are ugly. I know it, you know it, and I am pretty sure even they know it. Despite their looks, I LOVE DATES. My obsession with dates has been chronicled throughout many recipes…Summer Prosciutto Salad, Date Bran Jingle Balls, and Date Pecan Blue Cheese Pizzas. But not one of those recipes lets the Date be seen in it’s full on fugly form. Instead I chop them up, puree them or hide them under arugula.

Honey Being Drizzled Over a Goat Cheese Date on a Wire Rack

With stuffed dates there is no hiding…kind of like one of those jumpsuit romper things that have come back in style. You can see every bump and every ugly ripple, but you can’t help to keep trying them on anyways. I swear, eventually one of the hundreds I try on will transform me into J-Lo.

The difference between stuffed dates and flashback rompers, you instantly forget what the stuffed date looked like as soon as you try it. The tangy goat cheese and sweet one-of-a-kind dates are pure magic. And if you drizzle them with a little extra honey, they are somehow even better.

 

Yield: 16

Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Honey Being Drizzled Over a Goat Cheese Date on a Wire Rack

These Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are a healthy, tangy-sweet snack that hits the spot every time. Filled with chopped walnuts and drizzled with a touch of honey, you won't believe your tastebuds!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 16 pitted dates

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, cream together goat cheese, honey, cinnamon and salt. Gently stir in chopped walnuts.
  2. Pitted dates usually have already have a slice through one side. If yours don’t, slice an opening in one side.
  3. Fill each date with filling. Top with more walnuts and a drizzle of honey if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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17 Responses
  1. Ivy

    Was randomly watching an old episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and they got him to make these as an appetizer! However, I think I remember them instructing him to wrap it with prosciutto, or maybe that’s what I’m secretly wishing they did!

  2. Erin

    Lately, I’ve been seeing so many dates wrapped in bacon with no cheese. And I always wonder why you’d do that without stuffing some cheese in. Well, goat cheese may just be the answer.

    So making these soon.

    Erin – ekcantcook.blogspot.com

  3. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

    I’ve never been a fan of dates, but maybe that is because I have been eating them wrong all these years, without goat cheese!

  4. ErinsFoodFiles

    I LOVE dates too! These sound divine! There’s a restaurant in town, ChaChah (Arnold Myint’s actually) that has bacon & blue cheese stuffed dates. They are amazing, but considering my love of goat cheese I think I’d like these better!

    PS. I made a spicy date spread/dip this year for Nathan’s birthday. It’s in my blog in case you missed it. I got a LOT of compliments on it, especially from my foodie friends like Lindsay (L&OO), Kira (kmays), & Amy (Fearless Homemaker) who tried it at the party.

  5. Mark G

    Miam-miam! Those look so delicious. As already said (a hundred times) wrap some bacon around those bad boys and go to town!

  6. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Dates are awesome! My fav is stuffing them with goat cheese and wrapping them in prosciutto then broiling under the grill..tasty just like yours!!

  7. Joanne

    One of my classmates breaks out a goat cheese-stuffed date recipe at our holiday party every year that is to-die for. This looks shockingly similar. I’m SO glad I won’t have to wait until Christmas to have them!

  8. Marisa @Margaritas In The Rain

    Holy cow – these are my husband’s favorite things to order in fancy restaurants. I am going to be wife of the year… thanks for the secret recipe 🙂

  9. Cassie

    Pretty sure these will be my dinner tonight. I adore goat cheese stuffed dates and the only thing that makes them better is honey. LOVE this!

  10. Eileen

    Hey, there’s nothing wrong with ugly food–it usually tastes the best! 🙂 I love the idea of stuffing dates with every good thing.

  11. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen

    Droooool. These look amazing. I bet involving bacon or prosciutto in some way would be EXTRA delicious!

    And yeah…rompers are difficult. It’s a very rare sight to come across anyone who actually pulls one off!

  12. shelly (cookies and cups)

    Do you know how many of those rompers I have tried on hoping that it would work? I think just under 300.
    I need to give up the romper dream.

    But I need to get ON these dates. They aren’t cute, but they’re delicious!

  13. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau

    LOVE this! Dates stuffed with cheese rank pretty high on my list and the goat cheese has got to be out of this world!

  14. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    There’s no such as thing as having to many “stuffed” recipes! And these stuffed dates – genius! I could gobble up 100 of these!

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