Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

What's the next best thing to going to a Baylor football game? Going to a Baylor football watch party with yummy football snacks!! Here's my new favorite game day appetizer. These little guys encompass all that is wonderful about football season... bacon, cheese, spiciness... and don't forget the ranch for dipping!

You'll need:
6 large jalapeños
6 oz. cream cheese (about 3/4 of an 8 oz. block)
12 slices of bacon
Olive oil cooking spray
Ranch, for dipping

Wash the peppers, and start preparing them by cutting off the stems and slicing them lengthwise.

Scrape out the seeds, veins, and all that junk.

Cut each half in half again so that each jalapeño creates 4 mini boats.

Continue until you have 24 lovely little poppers.

Slice the cream cheese into tiny rectangles that will fit the jalapeño quarters.

Cut the 12 slices of bacon in half, and wrap each half-slice around a mini-popper.

Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, and line with poppers.

Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes and transfer to serving dish. 

Let them cool a bit before diving in.

Crsipy bacon, spicy jalapeño, and creamy cheese... almost ready for football!

Bacon-flavored ranch for dipping. Okay, now I'm ready.

Enjoy and Sic 'Em.

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