Pop it like it’s hot

I always tend to stress out a little when it comes to bringing an appetizer to a family/friend gathering. I told you about our friend’s Super Bowl Party, and knew that I wanted to bring something new. I feel like I kind of get stuck in a rut of bringing the same ol’ thing every time. So I found this recipe on Pinterest on how to make easy jalapeno poppers. I thought “what the heck? It only has a few ingredients…I can totally do that!”

I added a few changes to my recipe, but here’s what you’ll need:

– 2 -3 Fresh Jalapenos (depends on how spicy you like it)

– 2 Cans of Pillsbury Crescent Original dough (this will make 32 poppers)

– About 6 oz of cream cheese

– 8 Strips of Bacon

– Shredded Cheese

– Oven pre-heated to 350 degrees

Now, let’s get started:

First, chop up the jalapenos into little pieces.

Next, chop up the uncooked bacon. Then, cooked it on a stove top skillet. I didn’t need to grease the pan or anything as the bacon is pretty greasy to begin with {remember to drain the grease before putting it in the popper!}.

Roll out the 2 cans of the dough onto a pan (I used 2 pans – 16 poppers on each). Then use a pizza cutter and cut each triangle in half. This makes them more bite sized {and will make more poppers}. Be sure not to roll your dough out too early as it will start to dry up and is harder to mold later on.

Start layering! I wish I would have added more cream cheese, so do a little more than a spoonful per triangle. Then add 3-4 pieces of jalapeno and cooked bacon to each triangle.

Fold the triangles up. Bring the corners of the dough together and press them so that the insides don’t have a place to ooze out. When all of them are folded up, pop them in the oven for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, take the pan out and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top and then pop them back in the oven for an additional 3-5 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Ta-daaa…Jalapeno Poppers! These were super easy to do and ended up being a huge hit! I was quite proud of myself, I must say!

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