I have had this in my collection for a very long time and have made it before. People always seem to enjoy it, and so do we. When I looked for the original recipe to give you a link, it had unfortunately been taken down.
24 small pitted dates (use 4 per person)
4 ozs. soft goat cheese, softened for just a few seconds in the microwave (start with 10 seconds)
4 teaspoons honey
24 walnut pieces
Make a lengthwise slit in each date. The ones I bought had the stone still in them but they were easy to remove.
Use a small teaspoon to fill with cheese. Place a walnut on top and lightly press. Drizzle with honey. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving to allow the cheese to soften.
This appetizer is always well-received and we have always enjoyed it.