24 dried dates
1/4 cup ground almonds or hazelnuts
4 oz. soft goat cheese
Heat oven to 375°F. Slit dates on one side and remove pits. Place ground nuts on a small plate. Stuff each date with 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese. Dip slit side of dates in ground nuts to coat the cheese. Place on a cookie sheet, slit side up, and bake about 12 minutes, or until dates are hot and cheese is soft. Let stand a few minutes before serving.