Jalapeño Bacon Dates

$1.25 each from Touch, 1620 E. Republic Rd., Springfield, 417-823-8383,

Photos by Kevin O’Riley

Dec 2014


Sweet and Juicy
Plump Medjool dates are the start of this luscious appetizer.

Perfect Sauce
A balsamic reduction made with Mother’s Brewing Three Blind Mice beer ties the sweet and spicy together.

Meat Candy
Better than just bacon, these morsels feature spicy jalapeño bacon.

So Creamy
Goat cheese filling adds a savory touch.