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Reader Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies

When it comes to bacon and jalapeno, I'm not terribly discriminating. I'm so crazy about both flavors that I can't imagine how any combination of these two foods could taste bad, which is why I love this recipe for bacon-wrapped jalapeno "thingies" that Wren posted in the Kitchen Goddess group. They're jalapenos, they're wrapped in bacon, and they're stuffed with cream cheese. Enough said. Might as well just call them "thingies."


Better yet, these yummy party foods on a stick look relatively easy to make, with just three ingredients and no utensils required. Plus, Wren says they taste great served hot or at room temperature. To see the recipe, which comes from Pioneer Woman, and Wren's step-by-step photos, read more.

Submitted by TeamSugar member Wren

Pioneer Woman's Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies

Pioneer Woman's Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies

Pioneer Woman's Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies

Ingredients

Fresh jalapenos, 2-3 inches in size
Cream cheese (softened)
Thin, regular bacon, sliced into thirds

Directions

I've been wanting to make these for awhile...today I did! They were extremely good and worth the 15 minute or so prep time.

Cut jalapenos in half, length-wise. With a spoon, remove seeds and white membrane (the source of the heat; leave a little if you like things HOT).

cheese me, please!
cheese me, please!

Smear softened cream cheese into each jalapeno half.

wrap me up!
wrap me up!

Wrap jalapeno with bacon piece (1/3 slice). Secure by sticking toothpick through the middle (at this point you can freeze them, uncooked, in a Ziploc bag for later use)

heat me up!
heat me up!

Bake on a pan with a rack (I used a cooling rack :shrug: and it worked great) in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. You don't want the bacon to shrink so much it starts to squeeze the jalapeno. If, after 20 minutes, the bacon doesn't look brown enough, just turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish it off. These are best when the jalapeno still has a bit of a bite to it.

eat me!
eat me!

Serve immediately in you want 'em hot, or they're great at room temperature.

yummy goodness
yummy goodness

They turned out so delicious and are very addictive!

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