I fashioned this delicious snack especially for Super Bowl XL! My vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends alike will be enjoying these as we root for our beloved Seattle Seahawks. Detroit 'Hawk City!!!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
3 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Fill each jalapeno half with cream cheese. Wrap 1 bacon strip around each jalapeno half and secure with a toothpick. Arrange wrapped jalapenos on baking sheet.

  • Bake 12 minutes in preheated oven, or until bacon strips are crisp. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

73 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 1.7g; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 13.7mg; sodium 158.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2007
Could these poppers BE any better? I did make with bacon and there are 2 tips I have to offer when using real bacon: 1) Cook at 375 to 400 for about 30 mins, depending on how crispy you like the bacon. (at the 12 minute mark using 350 degrees, my bacon was raw) 2) Use a fatter, rounder cocktail toothpick and soak them in water for about 30 mins before using so that the bacon grease doesnt burn them in the oven. I will be making again. The men last night devoured these in about 20 minutes. So simple and so good!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2009
I made a batch with real bacon and another with vegetarian bacon (for my veggie friends ) and the real bacon ones are much better. The recipe is pretty bland as is so spicing up the cheese is recommended. I didn't use toothpicks but I think I should have just to be able to handle them better these suckers are greasy. Transfer them to a paper towel before plating them to get rid of some of the grease! Read More
(6)
176 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 130
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2007
Could these poppers BE any better? I did make with bacon and there are 2 tips I have to offer when using real bacon: 1) Cook at 375 to 400 for about 30 mins, depending on how crispy you like the bacon. (at the 12 minute mark using 350 degrees, my bacon was raw) 2) Use a fatter, rounder cocktail toothpick and soak them in water for about 30 mins before using so that the bacon grease doesnt burn them in the oven. I will be making again. The men last night devoured these in about 20 minutes. So simple and so good!!! Read More
(226)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2008
I've made these four times now and use Philadephia cream cheese with chives. I also use regular bacon and just cut a slice into thirds and place it directly on top of the cream cheese filled jalapenos - a whole lot easier than wrapping them around each half and having to use a toothpick, You can also crank up the oven to 400. Read More
(91)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2007
This was great and so easy! I used real bacon and I baked on a rack over a jelly roll pan in the oven to help drain off some of the grease. Thanks for the idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2006
Have never made this recipe with the vegetarian bacon but I do make this recipe with the real stuff. The only thing we do different is to grill them. They are awsome just make sure you wrap the bacon around the cream cheese and secure it well with the toothpick! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
I made this for my potluck at work. Excellent! If you want mild poppers make sure you take out ALL the seeds! I used half slices of hickory smoked thick cut bacon. Remember to spoon off the grease every 10 minutes or you can try cooking them on a broiler pan. Don't forget to wear gloves when cutting up the peppers. I didn't. I couldn't put my contacts in for days. haha Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2011
As many have said I use real bacon (will have to try vegetarian when my vegetarian mother comes to visit!!! good idea) but I would also suggest instead of halving the Jalepenos just cut the top off the jalepenos and use a cheap oldschool metal peeler to scrape the inards out of the jalepeno.... saves alot of time! Two other comments: 1- WEAR GLOVES (or you will wind up like me crying in the shower trying to rinse my face) 2- Fun fact: did you know that the pointier the tip of the jalepeno in general is an indicator of it's hotness? If you are looking for more mild peppers pick the bluntest ended ones. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2008
I really shouldn't be reviewing because I changed the recipe so much but I used real bacon and broiled them in the toaster oven. They were exactly what they sound like - cream cheese filled jalepeno wrapped in bacon. I think I was expecting the flavors to blend some more. I will try flavored cream cheese or use others' suggestions of spicing up the cream cheese with garlic powder or something. I also didn't need to use any toothpicks - the raw bacon sticks together when wrapped around the jalapeno and stayed that way in the oven. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2008
AWESOME. Would give 10 stars if possible. I used real bacon and didn't need to use toothpicks didn't leak at all. Word of advice wear gloves if you wear contacts then you need to wear gloves. Learned my lesson. You will love this recipe it is a no fail snack! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2007
These were a huge hit this weekend. I added parsley flakes garlic salt and a small amount of grated cheddar to spice it up a bit. I also cut my real bacon in thin strips instead of using 1 big piece. I will make these again! Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2009
I made a batch with real bacon and another with vegetarian bacon (for my veggie friends ) and the real bacon ones are much better. The recipe is pretty bland as is so spicing up the cheese is recommended. I didn't use toothpicks but I think I should have just to be able to handle them better these suckers are greasy. Transfer them to a paper towel before plating them to get rid of some of the grease! Read More
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