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Jalapeno Pepper Appetizers

These appetizers are so easy to make and they taste so good. I have to warn you that eating them is habit-forming!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    20 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 10 medium fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 10 bacon strips, halved

Directions

  • Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds, stems and center membrane. Stuff each half with about 2 teaspoons of cream cheese. Wrap with bacon and secure with toothpick.
  • Place on a broiler rack that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove toothpicks. Serve immediately.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
3 appetizers: 283 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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