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Lazy Jalapeño Poppers
Sometimes occasions call for appetizers, but that doesn't mean you have to use chemical laden ingredients to make them good tasting. Even if your guests aren't used to wholesome food they won't notice because, let's face it, bacon makes everything better!
I call these lazy jalapeño poppers because they are easy with no wrapping and toothpicks required. Cooked in a baking dish in the oven also means they get to bake in the bacon drippings! Bonus!
You can make as many as you'd like but if you want to make more than 16 you will need more ingredients.
You will need:
Baking dish or cookie sheet large enough so poppers don't touch.
8 jalapeños organic preferable
8oz Tub of whipped cream cheese
Package of bacon – read labels and select healthiest choice, specialty stores (whole foods etc) will have more selection
Heat oven to 400°
Cut off tops of jalapeños, core and slice in half. Make sure all seeds are removed, place in baking dish or on cookie sheet.
Scoop cream cheese into each half.
Remove bacon from package, place on cutting board, cut all slices in half at once.
Place slices on each half, they will shrink during cooking so it's ok if they look to big.
Place in oven cooking for 30 minutes or until bacon is done.
Check on the poppers halfway through, the cheese can make the bacon slide.
Remove from oven allow to cool for 5 minutes and enjoy! Poppers are great reheated as well!