24 large dates, pitted
12 slices bacon, halved crosswise
1/3 cup crumbled Stilton cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place 24 toothpicks in a small bowl filled with water, let soak 15 minutes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and fit it with a wire rack; set aside.
2. Halve dates lengthwise being careful not to cut all the way through. Place a small amount of cheese in the center of each date. Wrap a piece of bacon around each date. Secure bacon with a toothpick.
3. Place dates on prepared baking sheet. Bake until bacon is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.