Halloween is the season of seasonal delights, saintly costumes, and, of course, mouthwatering treats. While we all love a good stash of candy, there's something about creating your own Halloween-themed snacks that adds an extra layer of fun to the festivities. That's where Jalapeño Mummy Poppers come into play! These delicious morsels are not only a taste bud adventure but also a perfect addition to your Halloween party spread or a delectable snack for family movie night.
Picture this: plump jalapeño peppers, oozing with tasty cheese, wrapped in a crispy, golden layer of bacon, and adorned with whimsical mummy-like features. These little bites are the perfect balance of spicy, creamy, and crispy, making them a treat that both kids and adults will adore. Whether you're planning a Halloween soirée or just want a little seasonal excitement in your kitchen, our Jalapeño Mummy Poppers will be sure to fly off the plates. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating these festive and mouthwatering morsels.
So grab your chef's hat, and let's get started on a culinary Halloween adventure like no other!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Yields: 20 servings
12 large jalapeno peppers
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsps fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
12 strips of bacon
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Slice the peppers in half and remove the insides and seeds.
In a bowl, combine the 4 ounces cream cheese, 4 ounces shredded mozzarella, 2 tbsps fresh cilantro, 1 tsp onion powder, and 1 tsp garlic powder.
Slice the bacon lengthwise so that each jalapeno can be wrapped in a thin slice of bacon.
Wrap the jalapeno as you desire but leave some space open for the candy eyes to rest. I didn't do this uniformly so that there was fun and silly variation in the eye placement.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until the bacon is completely cooked. Check them at 15 minutes to see if they need to cook for longer.
Let the jalapeno poppers cool before arranging them on a plate and setting the eyes on them.