Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon
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Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon

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I used 2 pounds of jalapenos to make Candied Jalapenos and the other pound to make these Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon!

What else would you do when your awesome neighbor generously gives you 3 pounds of jalapenos?!

You have a little jalapeno party in your kitchen of course!

Candied Jalapenos

My husband and I had these as our dinner along with Fresh Homemade Salsa and chips.

The kids had late lunches and weren’t hungry, so we enjoyed a fun little snacky-snack dinner.

Obviously this would be an ideal appetizer, or served as a side with steak or chicken.

How to make Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon

I always wear plastic gloves when cutting jalapenos, and highly recommend that you do as well.

Cut them in half and scrape the seeds and white parts using a spoon.

Seriously I almost had the husband run out to the garage to get some safety glasses because these suckers were juicy… and jalapeno juice in the eye is no fun at all.

If you like a little heat feel free to leave some seeds and white parts.

Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon

Stuff each with some cream cheese or goat cheese.

I used a block of cream cheese and just cut them into logs and placed them right on top.

Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon

I learned the hard way once that if you top these with raw bacon, that by the time the bacon is fully cooked, the jalapeno turns to mush because it’s overcooked.

So, cut the bacon slices into thirds and partially cook them in a skillet on medium low heat for a minute or 2 per side before placing them on top of the jalapenos.

Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon

Sprinkle brown sugar over top of the stuffed jalapenos and pop them into a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Let Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon cool before devouring them 🙂

Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon
Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon

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Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon
Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon

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Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon
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Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos with Candied Bacon

An easy appetizer or game day snack, the bacon on top gets super crispy!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Candied Bacon, Cheesy, Cream Cheese, Jalapeno Popper, Stuffed, Stuffed Jalapeno
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 12 jalapenos
  • 4 to 6 oz cream cheese or goat cheese
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Cut the jalapenos in half, remove the seeds and white parts by scraping them with a spoon into a bowl or garbage can. (Highly recommended to wear plastic gloves and protective eye glasses).  

  2. Lay the jalapeno halves cut side up on a baking sheet. Spread the goat cheese or cream cheese into each jalapeno.

  3. Cut each slice of bacon into 3 equal pieces. Place the bacon in a skillet over medium low heat only for a minute or 2 per side. You do not want the bacon fully cooked, as it will finish cooking in the oven.

  4. Place each piece of bacon over top of each jalapeno, slightly pressing it into the cheese filling. Sprinkle the bacon with brown sugar.

  5. Place the baking sheet into a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

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