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Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers

We're big football fans, but we're also big fans of football food. Sometimes I go with a theme, sometimes it's picnic style (my son's favorite), but always I have the same game plan-  make a lot of food that's good at room temp or easily reheatable so that I can sit and watch the game!      :)

This week I stuck with some old favorites, pulled pork in the slowcooker (pork roast and bottle of Jack Daniels BBQ sauce on low 8 hours, shred, serve on rolls),  nachos (chips and cheese set up on plates so that plus cheese, crackers and fruit.

I decided to treat myself to a few spicy dishes since there was plenty of options for the guys to eat.    Combed my to-try files and the first to go on the menu was Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Poppers from Country Woman.    The chicken and bacon poppers use a mixture of brown sugar and Penzey's BBQ3000 spice mix, so I simply doubled it and dipped the jalapeno poppers first.

I had to bake mine longer than what the recipe stated to get the bacon crispy, about 30 mins total.   Love the sweet/spicy bacon with the creamy cheese mixture.   My jalapenos were not hot at all, but I still could not convince Jake or Tim to give them a try.   Oh well, more for me!

Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Poppers
Yield: 1 dozen


  • 6 jalapeno peppers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese -- softened
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 bacon strips -- halved widthwise
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili seasoning (used Penzey's BBQ3000)


  1. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove seeds; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cheeses until blended. Spoon into pepper halves. Wrap a half-strip of bacon around each pepper half.
  2. Combine brown sugar and chili seasoning; coat peppers with sugar mixture. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until bacon is firm.
bacon, jalapenos
Appetizers, Snacks, Football Food, Game Day Food
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