Jalapeno poppers are delicious snacks. Usually stuffed with cheddar or cream cheese, breaded and deep fried, they will cure your munchies. This is a take on this beloved junk food.
Fresh or canned whole jalapenos
Fresh or canned whole banana peppers
Half a strip of bacon per popper
Cut each pepper in half and remove seeds and stem. Using a butter knife, fill the inside with cream cheese. Wrap with half a slice of uncooked bacon. Place the wrapper pepper on an ungreased baking sheet, with the end of the bacon on the bottom. Bake at 375 until the bacon is cooked through and enjoy!
These were delicious! Especially the banana peppers. However, I will make with fresh peppers next time since the canned jalapenos had a weird taste to them. Still good though. I highly recommend bacon from your local butcher. Though it's pricier, it was definitely tastier. I prefer these to breaded, because battering and deep frying is a hassle. Plus, the bacon is about 75 calories a strip. When you add it up, the batter and oil will account for much more than that. Not that this is supposed to be a "healthy" snack, but you can use light cream cheese and turkey bacon too for a lighter option.