Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers - Rebekah her Ramblings.  A delightful and flavor filled snack!So my mom is like THE WORLD’S biggest light weight when it comes to spicy food.  The woman is Texan to the core and can’t handle anything above the mildest salsa without tears pouring like a freaking faucet out of her eyes.  Because of this, she does not understand awesome things like jalapeno’s.  Which, by the way, there’s a jalapeno margarita at this awesome restaurant by my apartment.  JALAPENO MARGARITA GUYS.  Anyway, I digress.  So if you’re scared of all things “spicy” like my mom, you might not know that you can get rid of the seeds in a jalapeno and eat it just like any old bell pepper and you’ll be fine!  For New Years, I wanted to make the fam some of my famous jalapeno poppers, but my mom was like majorly freaked out about it and was terrified to try them.  But once she took one bite and found out that there were no seeds and the popper was not spicy, she couldn’t put them down.  I WIN. (gluten free and not entirely unhealthy either!)

Jalapeno Poppers
Yield: 24 poppers
Prep Time: 15 minutes                        Cook Time: 25-27 minutesJalapeno Poppers - Rebekah her Ramblings. A delightful and flavor filled snack!

What you need:

  • 12 jalapenos, ribbed and seeded with the ends cut off
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, fat free okay
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese (I used the 2% milk cheddar), plus more as needed
  • 12 raw slices of bacon, cut in half

Directions:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400*
  • Spread the jalapenos evenly on the cookie sheet
  • Scoop and spread cream cheese into each jalapeno half forming an even layer across the pepper
  • Sprinkle the cheese generously onto each jalapeno
  • Wrap a strip of bacon around the jalapeno making sure the seam side is down
  • Bake for 25-27 minutes or the bacon is done and the cheese starts to brown

This recipe is adapted from MY GIRL at Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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One thought on “Jalapeno Poppers

  1. Kathy Lentz says:

    It’s true…these ARE AMAZING!! I’m not even offended at the lightweight comment.
    Yay jalapeño poppers!

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