Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

jalapeno-poppers

I originally posted this recipe almost two years ago when I had zero tolerance for spicy food. Back then I was skeptical when my boyfriend (now fiancé) suggested we make jalapeño poppers. Turns out they were delicious and not too hot! Since this was such an easy and tasty appetizer, I made them again last weekend for our Super Bowl party. This time I used more jalapeños and bacon, but the same amount of cream cheese and ranch dressing mix. It’s not really a science, so play around with it and enjoy :)

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients:

  • 10 jalapeños
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 oz packet of ranch salad dressing mix
  • 10 pieces of uncooked bacon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F and line a cookie sheet with foil, then set aside.
  2. Cut of the step of the jalapeños, then cut in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and membrane, which is where most of the spice comes from. A serrated grapefruit spoon works great!
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the cream cheese and dressing mix then spoon into halved jalapeños.
  4. Cut bacon slices in half. Wrap around stuffed jalapeños and put a toothpick through it horizontally to hold it in place.
  5. Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, until bacon is fully cooked (the more you make, the longer it takes to cook).
  6. Wait until the are cool enough to handle, then dig in!

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{Can you tell I’m a Seahawks fan? Love the blue, green and skittles!}

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