I've brought these to lots of parties, and the response is always a winner. Something about the dates makes even normally healthy eaters think that maybe these are OK. And they are so much better than OK.
It takes about 30 minutes to prep 18 delicious morsels.
Step 1: What you need / Prep work
9 strips of thick-cut bacon
18 medjool dates (you could probably use others, but these are the right size and easy to seed)
A chunk of Parmeasan cheese
baking rack to fit in sheet
Pre-heat oven to 450 F.
Par-cook bacon in the microwave (~4 minutes between paper towels). I like it to be still very flexible, but no longer raw. This cuts the cooking time later, saving the cheese.
Cut up the cheese. It depends on the size of the dates. I like cheese sticks about 1/4" on a side, the same length as the dates.