These bite-sized appetizers may be small, but they pack an addicting amount of zippy flavor! Make these poppers for your next party and watch the entire tray disappear.
What are a bunch of jalapeno poppers doing on my blog in only August? Well, for starters my jalapeno plant is still producing in mass quantities. Secondly, this recipe idea has been in my head pretty much ALL summer and I just couldn’t wait another 3-ish weeks until football season officially starts.
Pull out the chili pot, the chips ‘n’ dip and all that other Super Bowl Sunday food. Even though football hasn’t started yet, there’s no reason you can’t get a head-start on the food menu.
Taste in advance. That’s my motto. 😉
These poppers? Totally my new favorite app in the WORLD. Seriously, you guys probably know my obsession with anything-sweet ‘n’ spicy; but combine that with CHEESE? In a JALAPENO? Wrapped in BACON?
Mind = Blown.
Self-control = Gone.
Okay, for some reason I just think “jalapeno popper” is the funnest thing to say.
Popper. Popper. Jalapeno popper. POPPER.
Can you tell I’m a little riled up? ‘Musta been all those POPPERS I had for breakfast earlier…
KIDDING. As much as I’m in love with these little ‘thangs, I don’t think I could stomach something so spicy at only 7am.
The word “poppers” doesn’t really give these awesome ‘thangs just. These aren’t just your little lame firecrackers. More like those ginormous fireworks that you gawk at on the 4th of July.
Wow. Only I would start talking about jalapeno poppers and finish up talking about fireworks. Geez, my focus level really needs some work…..
So jalapeno poppers. They really do put the P in PARTY.
Party-in-your-mouth doesn’t even come close to describing these poppers.
Bring some P-oppers to your next P-arty. P-eople will LOVE ya forever.
My heat-lovin’ older brother proclaimed these poppers a “keeper recipe” so I’m pretty sure batch after glorious batch of these poppers are gonna be requested from him whenever he comes over.
My family loved the nice “zip” of heat in these poppers, but if you’re cooking for the kids, feel free to make these poppers in sweet peppers rather than jalapenos.— It’ll bring the heat level down quite a bit, but they’ll still be totally delish.
It’s a whole new level of YUM. You can make them both ways in one batch and everyone will love these poppers either way you make ’em. SCORE.
Er, TOUCHDOWN. It’s almost football season. 😉
Just don’t wait that long to make these poppers, puh-LEEZE!
Sooo let’s go over the step-by-step process. They’re so simple, even a child could make them. Or an impatient food blogger…
Stuff them jalapenos with some cheesy goodness….
Wrap those bad boys in bacon…
Bacon, glorious, bacon…..
Bake until bubbly.
Eat until your tummy hurts.
And my job is done here.
Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Jalapeno Poppers
- 6 medium jalapeno peppers
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese
- 6 strips uncooked bacon
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.
Cut jalapeno peppers in half and core each half. Set aside. In a small bowl, beat cheeses until creamy. Spoon filling evenly into jalapeno halves.
Cut bacon strips in hlaf width-wise. Wrap filled jalapenos in bacon and place in a single layer prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine sugar and chili powder. Sprinkle over jalapeno peppers.
Bake jalapeno poppers at 350F 18-20 minutes, or until bacon is firm and peppers are soft. Cool slightly before serving warm.
Store jalapeno poppers in refrigerator up to 5 days. Re-heat before serving.
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