Appetizers and Dips

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers by Rumbly in my TumblyI have to tell you- bacon wrapped anything is not really my thing.  It’s not that I have anything against bacon- I like it as a breakfast meat.  I enjoy it wrapped around asparagus.  I do not like it on burgers, sandwiches, etc.  I think it’s something about the meat-on-meat.  I find it unnecessary.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers by Rumbly in my Tumbly

Now, my husband is a different story.  If I were to compile a list of things that make life worth living for him, bacon would be in the top 5, along with pizza, his family, and possibly good whiskey.  When I saw this recipe on Betty Crocker, I pinned it, knowing that he would go nuts over it.  He did.

This is a super easy and super cheap appetizer that really anybody can make.  Some advice- wear gloves while you are seeding your jalepenos.  I did not, and my hands were on fire for a couple of hours afterwards.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted  from Betty Crocker

Ingredients:
24 wooden toothpicks
12 jalapenos, seeded and cut in half
8 oz cream cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions or chives
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
8 slices of bacon, cut into thirds

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375°.  Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

In a mixer, mix together cream cheese, green onions, salt, and garlic powder until smooth and creamy.

Fill the inside of each jalapeno with the cream cheese mixture, and wrap with 1/3 piece of bacon.  Secure with a toothpick.  Bake for 25 minutes until bacon is crispy and jalapenos are tender.  Serve warm.

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