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Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

There’s no faster way to get a party started than with these bacon-wrapped poppers. Make them ahead and bake just before serving. Even the hot pepper intolerant will love them.—Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 jalapeno peppers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, halved widthwise
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili seasoning mix

Directions

  • 1. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove seeds; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cheeses until blended. Spoon into pepper halves. Wrap a half-strip of bacon around each pepper half.
  • 2. Combine brown sugar and chili seasoning; coat peppers with sugar mixture. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until bacon is firm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 66 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 115 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 fat.