Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

What You'll Need:

Bacon Jalapeno Peppers Cream Cheese Cheese Garlic Powder Kosher Salt Black Pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with foil and lay bacon slices on it so they aren't overlapping. Partially bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove bacon from the baking sheet and set a wire rack on top. Spray the wire rack with cooking spray.

While the bacon is cooking, slice jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and white membrane by scraping with a spoon.

In a medium bowl mix the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper until combined.

Use a knife to spread some of the cream cheese mixture into each pepper half. Don't overfill.

Wrap jalapeno half a half slice of bacon, securing bacon with a toothpick, if necessary.  Arrange the wrapped jalapeno poppers on the wire rack.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until bacon is crispy and and the cheese is melted.

Serve immediately with ranch dressing for dipping.

This is a great recipe for birthday parties and family gatherings! It's even great for kids because the jalapenos aren't really that spicy without the seeds and membranes.

These bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are the perfect party appetizer, and great for game day snacking! With the winning combination of the smoky crispy bacon wraps, rich cream cheese and cheddar filling, and the mild jalapeño spice, there's an explosion of flavor in every bite.

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