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Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
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Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

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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.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 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

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.


  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 15x10x1-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.
Originally published as Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers in Country Woman April/May 2010, p44

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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2016

"My family didn't like these. They were very bland."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"I just made these for my family yesterday and and everyone loved them. I doubled the recipe and made the first batch exactly as written and then added 1 tablespoon real bacon bits to the cheese mixture in the 2nd batch. It's so easy to put together for a great appetizer. I plan to take 3 dozen to a dinner Christmas Eve. Great recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

""Soo yummieee

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"Quick, easy, & best of all....yummy!!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2015

"Excellent! . Everyone loved them. I cooked several without bacon for my vegetarian guest and he enjoyed them too."

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