I 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.
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.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker
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
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.