These are really, really tasty! The spiciness will depend on the jalapenos, which are impossible to gauge until you actually eat them, so people need to be prepared for some heat. (This recipe came from doughmestic.com.)
Beat 8 ounces cream cheese, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.
Sliced and seeded jalapenos
Cut in half lengthways and seed 12 jalapenos. (This is best done wearing rubber gloves in a well-ventilated room. In a pinch, I have worn plastic bags on my hands.)
Fill the jalapenos with the cheese mixture. Cut 12 slices applewood-smoked bacon in half and wrap each half around a jalapeno. (You can use regular bacon, but the smokiness really adds to the flavor.) Place cut side up on a rack on a baking sheet with sides (or else you have bacon grease all over the oven.) Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 35 to 40 minutes, until the bacon is cooked.
Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. The cooler they are, the easier it is to eat them with your fingers. Yields 24 pieces.
- Spicy, bacony, cheesy goodness
They can be assembled ahead of time and cooked just before serving (your house will smell terrific), but they also reheat well if you want to make them ahead of time.
These are fantastic with beer and will be a real hit at your Super Bowl party!