Goat Cheese Kisses
Each of these bite-size savory treats has a bit of dried fruit tucked inside for a slightly sweet surprise.
Makes: 2 dozen pieces
Preparation time: 35 minutes
3 tablespoons hazelnuts or pistachios (3/4 ounce), finely chopped
6 ounces creamy goat cheese
6 dried apricots or dried figs, each cut into quarters
1. Line a plate or small tray with wax paper. Place nuts in a shallow dish. Scoop a heaping 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese and press a piece of dried apricot (or fig) into the center.
2. Wrap the cheese around the dried fruit to form a ball. Roll the ball in the chopped nuts to create a crust; set on the plate or tray. Repeat with remaining goat cheese, dried fruit and nuts.
2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono)
3 mg cholesterol
1 g carbohydrate
1 g protein
0 g fiber
26 mg sodium