Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Dates (Halloween Roaches)

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 dates


These Halloween Roaches do not just look like creepy bugs, they also are absolutely delicious! The dried dates are filled with goat cheese and wrapped in prosciutto. I like to cut additional dried dates to make antennae and legs to give those eating these appetizers a real fright. These tasty roaches are perfect for spooky season and Halloween parties!


• 12 pitted dried dates
• 4 ounces goat cheese
• 2-4 slices prosciutto


➊ Preheat oven to 350°F.
➋ Cut a slit down one side of 8 dried dates, and evenly fill the dates full of goat cheese.
➌ Cut a piece of prosciutto into about a 4" x 3" rectangle. Fold the prosciutto in half. Using a toothpick, adhere the prosciutto to the bottom side of the roach.
➍ Bake the roaches on a baking sheet for 3-5 minutes just until the prosciutto becomes crispy.
➎ Using the extra 4 dried dates, cut thin strips. These will be the roaches' legs and antennae. You will need six legs and two antennae for each roach.
➏ Once the dates are cool enough to hand, use a toothpick to prick small holes into the dried date. 3 small holes on the left side, 3 small holes on the right side, and two small holes in the front. Carefully insert the small strips of dried date into the holes.


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