jalapeno poppers

There’s no faster way to get a party started than with these bacon-wrapped poppers.

  • 6 jalapeno peppers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 bacon strips, halved widthwise
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove seeds and wash; set aside. Spoon cream cheese into pepper halves (I add a little brown sugar to the cream cheese). Wrap a half-strip of bacon around each pepper half.

Coat peppers with brown sugar mixture. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until bacon is firm.