Info

All demo content is for sample purposes only, intended to represent a live site. Please use the RocketLauncher to install an equivalent of the demo, all images will be replaced with sample images.

29 November 2017

You need this recipe for your next game day gathering or party, with jalapeno peppers stuffed with cheese, then wrapped with candied bacon. The perfect bite, sweet and spicy. Yes, candied bacon jalapeno poppers are a thing. A very WONDERFUL thing.

You guys all know by now that I have a special place in my heart, and stomach, for candied bacon. I mean, just see – Cajun Candied BaconSweet and Spicy Ghost Pepper Candied BaconOven Baked Maple-Soy Candied Bacon – and you ALSO know that I have a special place for jalapeno poppers. I mean, just see – Jalapeno Poppers Recipes and “Jalapeno Poppers and Other Stuffed Chili Peppers” – The Cookbook.

What I bring to you today is a wildy AWESOME combination of both. May I present to you, dun dun!

Candied Bacon Jalapeno Poppers. Yes!

Candied Bacon Jalapeno Poppers - Recipe

Check these out. These cheese filled morsels are stuffed with honey sweetened cream cheese that’s been spiked with ghost pepper flakes and garlic, then wrapped in bacon that has been generously rubbed with honey and brown sugar.

SO. FREAKING. GOOD.

I think you need to make these for your next party and then make sure I’m on the guest list so I can chow them all down. Consider them for your game day bashes, though I think pretty much ANY party or gathering would be appropriate for candied bacon jalapeno poppers. Holiday? Yes! New Years Eve? Yes! Birthday! Bring it on!

Making them is simple enough.

How to Make Candied Bacon Jalapeno Poppers – The Recipe

You’ll slice open the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides, making them hollow enough for your stuffing.

Next, mix the cream cheese in a bowl with honey, ghost pepper flakes, garlic, and salt and pepper. Go ahead and stuff each jalapeno pepper half with the spicy cheese mixture.

For the bacon, rub each slice down with honey and brown sugar, then wrap each stuffed jalapeno half. I use toothpicks to hold everything together.

Bake those babies up! Get wild with them! Party down!

Go make yourself some candied bacon jalapeno poppers! I need these again. STAT.

Tips on Wrapping Poppers with Bacon

Sometimes the bacon can shrink up and partially fall off of the poppers, or they can be a bit soggy underneath, according to a recent comment. The key in achieving properly wrapped bacon is to use a large enough piece of bacon that wraps around properly. Note that the bacon will shrink up during cooking, so ensure a good wrap.

Second, make sure you cook them long enough. If the bacon isn’t very crispy, keep cooking until it is. You can also hit them in the broiler a few minutes to get that crispy bacon, or sear them on the grill to achieve the same effect.

If you fear the bacon will shrink up too much, use toothpicks to hold them in place. I’ve found, though, with the sweet elements with this recipe, the bacon holds together very nicely.

More Popular Jalapeno Popper Recipes

Candied Bacon Jalapeno Poppers - Recipe

NOTE: I did this recipe for Chile Pepper Magazine’s latest issue. See my article on “Twists on Bar Food Classics”. I’ve done many features for them. If you’re interested in Chile Pepper Magazine, get yourself a subscription. I’ve added a link to the right where you can pick one up at Amazon (affiliate link, my friends!). Highly recommended. I am a regular contributor.

Subscribe to Chile Pepper Magazine Here.

Please let me know how these jalapeno poppers turn out for you. I hope you, and your guests, enjoy them!

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

5 from 2 votes
Candied Bacon Jalapeno Poppers - Recipe
Candied Bacon Jalapeno Poppers - Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
You need this recipe for your next game day gathering or party, with jalapeno peppers stuffed with cheese, then wrapped with candied bacon. The perfect bite, sweet and spicy. Yes, candied bacon jalapeno poppers are a thing. A very WONDERFUL thing.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 160 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 jalapeno peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons ghost pepper chile flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides with a spoon. Set onto lightly oiled baking dishes.
  3. Add the cream cheese to a bowl and mix in 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon ghost pepper chile flakes, garlic, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Fill each jalapeno pepper with the spicy cheese mixture. You might have some leftover, depending on the size of your peppers. Just distribute evenly.
  5. Mix the remaining honey with the brown sugar and remaining ghost pepper flakes in a small bowl. Rub each slice of bacon with the spicy-sweet mixture. Get both sides nicely coated.
  6. Wrap each stuffed jalapeno boat with a slice of bacon. Pierce with toothpicks to hold the bacon, if desired.
  7. Bake the jalapeno poppers about 20-30 minutes, or until the peppers soften and the bacon is starting to crisp. You can blast them with the broiler a couple of minutes at the end if you need to.
  8. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and serve.
Recipe Notes

Makes 16 candied bacon poppers.

Nutrition Facts
Candied Bacon Jalapeno Poppers - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5.5%
Vitamin C 10.2%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Candied Bacon Jalapeno Poppers - Recipe

 

Candied Bacon Jalapeno Poppers - You need this recipe for your next game day gathering or party, with jalapeno peppers stuffed with cheese, then wrapped with candied bacon. The perfect bite, sweet and spicy. | ChiliPepperMadness.com #Poppers #JalapenoPoppers #Appetizer #PartyFood #SpicyFood #Bacon

4 comments

  1. Looks awesome! I have had little luck with wrapped “anything” unless I pre-cook the bacon a little. The back side is always sogggy. This recipe looks like you have addressed that flawed outcome.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Thanks, John. Yes, these turned out great for me, though pre-cooking them will ensure they come out nice and crispy.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Thanks, Shaun! Yeah, these are definitely a new favorite. I need to make another batch!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pin633
Share137
Yum5
Tweet
Stumble
775 Shares