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Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

 Bacon Jalapeno Poppers
For a delicious appetizer for two, try this spicy recipe. The bacon adds a smokey flavor to the traditional popper.—Bernice Knutson, Danbury, Iowa
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 bacon strips, halved
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 4 teaspoons shredded Colby cheese
  • 4 teaspoons cream cheese, softened

Directions

  • In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially
  • cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  • Combine cheeses; spread into each pepper half. Wrap a piece of bacon
  • around each pepper half. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is
  • crisp and filling is heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 jalapeno halves equals 160 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.