Cream Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños

Yield: 40 appetizers

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

20 whole, fresh jalapeños
2 8-oz blocks of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 to 2 pounds of bacon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and set aside.

2. Cut the jalapeños in half, lengthwise. Remove the seeds and membranes. Stuff each jalapeño half with cream cheese. Wrap each jalapeño half with bacon. Secure with a toothpick.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. If after 20 minutes the bacon doesn't look brown enough, turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish. Just keep a close eye so they don't burn! Serve immediately or at room temperature.

(Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks)