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Jalapeno Poppers

4 May

Happy Cinco de Mayo friends!

In honor of my third favorite holiday Cinco de Mayo I am posting a recipe for jalapeno cream cheese bites, which are sure to go well with that large margarita I trust everyone will be consuming tomorrow.  These may not technically be jalapeno poppers (a google search comes up with more of the breaded and fried variety), but they are delicious nonetheless.  I’m not a huge spice person, but I bought jalapenos for another recipe and was left with lots of extra jalapenos to use up.  Just two common ingredients later and I was ready to make these, which took about 10 minutes to put together and 5 to devour with the help of my spice-loving roommate.  I found that the spice-level varied from popper-to-popper (what a phrase), which I think had to do with how much of the membrane you leave in each one.  No matter how spicy each was though, they were all delicious, as are most things stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon.  They would make a great quick appetizer for a party or Mexican-themed gathering!

Jalapeno Poppers/Cream Cheese Bites

As many jalapenos as you want
Cream cheese (I used onion and chive)

Preheat oven to 375.  Cut jalapenos in half, lengthwise, and remove the seeds and white membrane with a spoon.  If you like really spicy things leave a little of the membrane in.  Smear each half with cream cheese, then wrap in a strip of bacon (about 1/3 slice each).  Secure with a toothpick for easier eating.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bacon is brown and crispy and jalapenos are slightly charred.