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Washington Bacon-Goat Cheese Lollipops

Washington Huskies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 to 25 minutes
Cool Time N/A
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20



  1. Prepare and grill ciabatta bread: cut in half through the center to give you two thin pieces.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the honey and butter together. Brush the inside and crusty side of both pieces of the bread with the honey butter.
  3. Lay both inside bread portions on a hot grill until slightly charred and flip for marks on the other side for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  4. Once cooled, cut both portions to get 20 1/2-inch-inch squares.
  5. Slide ciabatta square onto the stick about 1-1/2 inches down the stick. You may have to puncture the bread with a knife before threading bread onto the stick.
  6. Carefully place two grapes onto the stick (through the center of the grape) on top of the bread. The grapes should cover the top of the stick. Set aside.
  7. In a food processor, crumble bacon and then set aside.
  8. In the food processor, crumble the pecans to the same consistency as the bacon.
  9. Add the bacon back to the processor and add herbs for one pulse. Place the mixture in a shallow bowl.
  10. Place your cheeses and honey into cleaned food processor and combine.
  11. Take a tablespoon of the cheese and shape it into a ball around the grape on the stick.
  12. The ball of the cheese has the last grape on the stick in the center. So the stick has bread first, grape second and grape-centered cheese ball on top.
  13. Roll the cheese into the pecan-bacon-herb mixture and set into a fun cylinder-shaped container like a tall mason jar and serve.