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Serves: 18
Preparation: 15 Min
Cooking Time: 25 Min

Before your guests sit down to the big table, it’s always nice to have some nibbles on offer. Here’s the perfect bouchée: a mouthful of sweet, gooey date imbued with fragrant Holiday Blend coffee that contrasts with the salty hit of melted cheese and bacon. Yum.

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  • 1 Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • 2 Soak dates in Holiday Blend coffee for 30 minutes.
  • 3 In the meantime, cut cheese into small sticks ¼ in. thick and 1 in. long.
  • 4 Stuff dates with cheese sticks, then wrap dates with bacon pieces. Skewer each with a toothpick.
  • 5 Place dates on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • 6 Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 7 Place dates on paper towel. Serve hot.
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  • 18 pitted Medjool or other dates 
  • 3 oz. firm cheese such as Parmesan, pecorino, or manchego
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into thirds
  • 1 cup (8 oz) of Van Houtte® Holiday Blend coffee
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