When it comes to entertaining, party snacks and finger foods are a must-have. They are easy to make, portable and can be made ahead of time. They are also a great way to showcase different flavors and ingredients. One of the most popular party snack and finger food is the classic combination of bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers. They are a delicious and spicy appetizer that is sure to be a hit with your guests.
- 12 jalapeno peppers
- halved and seeded
- 1 cup of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup of chopped green onions
- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
- 8 slices of bacon, cut in half
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions, and cilantro. Mix well.
- Stuff each jalapeno half with the cream cheese mixture.
- Wrap each jalapeno half with a half slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
- Place the poppers on a baking sheet lined with foil.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the jalapenos are tender.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I make these poppers ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can make these poppers ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Just make sure to bring them to room temperature before baking.
Q: Can I use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon?
A: Yes, you can use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon.
Q: Can I use different cheese?
A: Yes, you can use different cheese such as Monterey Jack, pepper jack or blue cheese.
Q: Can I add other ingredients to the cream cheese mixture?
A: Yes, you can add other ingredients to the cream cheese mixture such as diced cooked chicken or crumbled cooked bacon for a different twist.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are a classic party snack and finger food that are perfect for any occasion. The combination of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions, and cilantro, stuffed into jalapeno peppers and wrapped in crispy bacon creates a delicious and satisfying appetizer that is sure to be a hit with your guests. This recipe is easy to make, can be prepared ahead of time, and is a great way to showcase different flavors and ingredients. With this recipe, you can make a classic party snack and finger food that everyone will love.