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Candied Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers - Recipe
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Candied Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

You need this recipe for your next game day gathering or party, with jalapeno peppers stuffed with cheese, then wrapped with candied bacon and baked. The perfect bite, sweet and spicy. Yes, candied bacon jalapeno poppers are a thing. A very WONDERFUL thing.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, jalapenos, recipe, spicy, stuffed peppers
Servings: 16
Calories: 160kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides with a spoon. Set onto lightly oiled baking dishes.
  • 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.
  • Fill each jalapeno pepper with the spicy cheese mixture. You might have some leftover, depending on the size of your peppers. Just distribute evenly.
  • 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.
  • Wrap each stuffed jalapeno boat with a slice of bacon. Pierce with toothpicks to hold the bacon, if desired.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat, cool slightly, and serve.


Makes 16 candied bacon poppers.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 80mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.2mg