Friday, September 25, 2009

Easy Jalepeno Poppers

My co-worker grows jalapenos in her backyard for her bird, knowing I'm from the great state of Arizona and love spicy things, she was gracious enough to bring a some for me one day. Not knowing what to do with them (since hubby is a wuss when it comes to spices), jalapeno poppers 'popped' into my head. After a while of searching online for a good recipe, nothing really caught my eye. They all seemed to involved or fatty because they were fried, so I just came up with my own. This obviously isn't very detailed but it's a guide more than a recipe. I hope you all enjoy!
  • Jalapenos
  • 1/3 fat cream cheese
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • old bay seasoning
  • rice crispies cereal
  • butter or margarine
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375°. Cut each jalapeno in half and remove seeds. (I'd suggest using gloves for this since jalapeno juices can be irritating for your skin and eyes). Mix the cheeses and sprinkle a little Old Bay Seasoning (be conservative, a little goes a long way), salt, and pepper into the bowl. Stuff the jalapenos full of the cream cheese mixture. In a separate bowl, mix the rice crispies with a little melted butter for flavor. Press the cheese filled jalapenos in the rice crispies/butter and place on a baking sheet and bake until bubbly brown. I checked the bottom of the jalapeno to see if they were starting to brown and I removed them soon after and they were perfect.

They really satified my craving for this appetizer without all the needless fat.

5 comments:

Brown Girl said...

Yum! I love jalapeño poppers, I will definitely try these out!

Tara Gibson said...

YUMMMM! i WANT ONE NOW! : )

squawmama said...

Ok... I love Jalapenos and these look fantastic and I'll be making then next time we need a appetizer... Thanks

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Ginger said...

Could you send me one? lol. These look so good. I love spicy hot food, too.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Ohhh these look delicious! Glad I found your blog for fun recipes ... now following :)