Another appetizer I love to bring to holiday gatherings is jalapeno poppers. These little suckers are so easy to make, and addictively delicious too – people always want to know how to make them (and you can tell them the recipe right there on the spot – it is so easy!) I stumbled across these a few years ago on The Pioneer Woman and have spread the homemade jalapeno popper love ever since.
Mmm. Jalapenos, cream cheese and bacon. You can’t go wrong.
1 dozen jalapenos (this will make 24 poppers)
1 package cream cheese
1 package bacon
Slice jalapenos length wise, then scoop out the inner white bits including the seeds. Be careful to check up under the stem – seeds can hide in there and make the popper very spicy! I usually wear gloves to protect my fingertips and use a small pointy spoon to de-seed. Be careful not to touch your eyes while doing this part.
Soften cream cheese and then smear it into each jalapeno shell.
Chop your package of bacon into thirds, and wrap one piece around each popper, securing with a toothpick.
Place on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.