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Pepperoncini Poppers Recipe

Guests won't be ale to stop from popping these cheesy filled pepperocinis into their mouths while mingling at your party! Bacon lends a slightly smoky flavor.—Connie Barszcz, Elmvale, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar (32 ounces) pepperoncini, drained

Directions

  • 1. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onion in the drippings.
  • 2. Transfer to a small bowl; add cheeses and bacon. Stir until blended. Stuff pepperoncinis with cheese mixture. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 77 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 337 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.