Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pop 'Em Like They're Hot

Thought I'd share a simple little recipe for homemade jalapeño poppers that I borrowed from a friend here on the island. They are super yummy and were especially a big hit with the guys when I made them on Christmas and then again on New Year's Eve.

**update!* I finally re-took the photos for this post. My photography skills from last year were honestly pretty horrid and since this post is pinned so often, I *had* to make them again and take fresh photos. ;) Chris didn't argue on the whole 'making them again' thing. 

I've also added the quantities of ingredients and the yield of the recipe below, as it was requested by a few people. Enjoy! **




You will need::

 a can of Pillsbury Crescent dough
about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese (give or take, depending on how much you want to use)
1-2 fresh jalapeños
and about 3 strips of bacon (if you want... I always want bacon.) 

These amounts make 16 poppers.

Oven pre-heated to 350 degrees F. 

Chop the jalapeños into small pieces. Clean out the seeds. Don't stick your fingers in your eyes or mouth for the rest of the day.

Cut the bacon into pieces and then cook it up. I usually cut it up first cuz then you have nice, neat pieces and it doesn't get too crumbly. Just watch it so it doesn't burn. Unless you like burnt bacon. But that's weird.

Roll out your dough. It's perforated into triangles, but I cut each triangle in half with a pizza cutter and do one popper on each half. Does that make sense? Sorry I didn't take pictures of that part. You can do it without cutting the crescents in half, and they'll just be a little bigger than bite size (and then the recipe will yield 8 larger poppers).

Layer a small dollop of cream cheese, a piece or two of jalapeño, and bacon. 



Bring the corners of the dough together and twist them together at the top. Press the edges of the dough together so the insides don't gush out.



Bake 10-15 minutes at 350 and munch away! 



PS. I sort of apologize for the title of this post. But not really...

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101 comments:

  1. Hooray I'm so excited you posted this! I'm definitely going to be trying these super soon!

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  2. These look amazing. When I can have dairy again I am making these!

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  3. I want to make these right now!

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  4. cannot wait to make these!! :) thanks so much for sharing! :) and i LOVE the title for this post, very clever. :)

    mandy

    http://makingmemoriesofuschadandmandy.blogspot.com/

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    1. So yum! And I always burn my tongue from trying to eat still-hot baked treats. Loving that shot of the raspberries on the crinkled paper :) buy poppers nz online

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  5. I am going to make these the next time I have to bring something to a party! How easy and yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Beautiful photos and I love the idea of making this yourself…that way I can make this. Life is so good! Best Movers NJ

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  6. Hahaha The title of the post is what made me click over so fast!! I was thinking "what the heck is she talking about?!" haha Good catch! ;) P.S. Those look amazing and I can't wait to try them!!


    <3 Ashley
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  7. i totally want to make these today! omg, they look so good!!!

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  8. Super easy recipe, even for the cooking challenged like myself! Thanks for sharing! And the title = awesome.

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    1. Sound delicious! You can't go wrong with bacon + chicken + cheese + jalapeno! I got some jalapeno in my eye recently too, and it is definitely no fun. Buy Argan Oil

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  9. I love jalapeno poppers but have never had them this way! I am def. going to have to try them!

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  10. I just made a comment but I don't think it posted. So if this is a duplicate, opps! :)

    The jalapeno poppers look so tasty!
    I am a new reader. I found your blog when I googled "hawaii blogs" {or something along those lines} My husband and I are moving to Hawaii {hilo} in a few months and I wanted to read a blog from someone that lives there! Your blog is awesome! :) Make me so excited to learn to surf!

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  11. New follower! What a cute blog! And I actually just ordered one of your paintings from your Etsy site too! :)

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  12. yum yum these look soo delish!!! thanks for sharing!

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    1. I couldn't get this recipe out of my head after you posted it, so I made it tonight. It was delicious! Your addition of bacon to the filling was genius. trainer work from home

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  13. These look so simple to make and sound delish!! I'll be making them for my Valentine's party this year :)

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  14. These sound really yummy. We usually just cut the peppers in half and stuff them with the cream cheese, wrap with bacon and to the grill they go. MMmmm.mmm goodness. We're trying these this weekend though. Have fun in Maui!

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  15. OMG -my mouth is a watering.... I wish I was home so I could make these....I'll being thinking about them all day!
    New follower - hope you hit 300, soon;D
    ~Amy

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  16. yummmersss. i would definitely be popping these into my mouth like crazy.

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  17. I love the title of your post - so cute!

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  18. OMG-- I wish I had read this BEFORE I went to the grocery!

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  19. Hi, I'm a new follower! I'm so excited to try these! They sound fantastic!
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  20. OMGoodness, these sound so awesomely fantastic! I can't wait to make them! You have a pretty nifty blog here & I'm so happy that I discovered it. I'm your newest follower. Happy Monday! :D
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  21. We're making these for our superbowl party - can't wait to try them! Love ya!

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  22. These look awesome! Can't wait to try them.

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  23. oh my goodness, I ran across this post the other day & made these tonight & they are DELICIOUS! :) Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

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  24. These look so good! I'm going to make them for my next party!

    Lindsey Turner
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  25. I officially hate you in the special way I do my most favorite people. :) Jalepeno popper are one of my most favorite foods, and now they're going to be crazy easy to make.

    Thanks.

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  26. I LOVE the title! I found you on Pinterest and I am soooo glad!
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  27. I found this on Pinterst and made them last night for a party. They were delicious and everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks.

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  28. I made these tonight for my husband and he FLIPPED! His favorite things wrapped up in one yummy package (I loved'em too) Found you though Pinterest and I love your blog! Thank you for sharing!

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  29. YUM! I love jalapeno poppers and this looks easy!

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  30. These looks easy and delish! Can't wait to try. And I'm a weirdo. I LOVE burnt bacon :D

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  31. Just made these and they were delicious!!!

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  32. Saw this recipe today and waiting for them to come out of the oven! I'm excited! Thank you!!!

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    1. YUM! My husband and I made this tonight. We both loved it! :) It was a nice twist to boring jalapeño poppers! ;) About Us

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  33. These were amazing. THanks for the great idea! I blogged about there here.
    http://afewextraminutes.blogspot.com/2011/09/bacon-jalapeno-puffs.html

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  34. I made these tonight for my boys ( I live with 5 boys who all play baseball at a University ) and they were a HUGE hit!! They asked me to make a new batch and between 3 of them they ate at least twenty! Thank you so much for this recipie it was so easy and delicious! :)

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  35. I've seen these pics kicking around pinterest for a while and finally checked it out. :) These are super delicious and your blog is adorable.

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  36. These taste so yummy! I made them for a hunting kick off party and everyone loved them! Don't be afraid to add a big chunk of jalapeño and extra bacon. Unless I got really lucky the heat was cooked out of the pepper. Wonderful snack for any party!

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  37. I made these last friday for a fall party and i dyed the cream cheese orange for halloween. Everyone loved them but they came out pretty large still after i cut them in half. I also used turkey bacon instead of regular bacon everyone loved it!

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  38. Wow, this is such a great take on Jalapeno poppers. So cute and I love that you use the crescent dough. Love this! Saw it on Pinterest BTW.

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  39. Oh my goodness, Lindsay, those look fantastic! I just found them via Pinterest! These would be SO great for some tailgating/homegating!!! Would LOVE to have you come link it up to my College Football Tailgate linky! :) http://www.momendeavors.com/2011/11/college-football-saturday-tailgate-nebraska-game-day.html

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  40. Yum! Found your post through Pinterest and made these tonight. I told the children they are "bacon-tizers."

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  41. I saw this recipe and could NOT stop craving them! Needless to say I made these right away! I love how even a (poor) college student like me could make these!

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  42. I saw this on Pinterest too :)I just made these (without the bacon) so my hubby and I could sample them before we take them to his families Thanksgiving celebration.

    They are sooo good. The only thing is the jalapeno was still pretty crispy, wondering if there is something I did wrong or something I can do different to make it a little softer.

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    1. If you want the jalapeño to be softer, you can saute it a little bit first, Dianne. I like the crunch of the bacon and the pepper, but play around and see how you like it! :)

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  43. These look so yummy and esay to make - Thank you for the great receipe - I can't wait to make them!

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  44. I made these this weekend and they were so delicious. Thanks for a great recipe. I will be making more for our Christmas parties.

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  45. These were scrumptious! I like a little kick so I added a bit more jalapeno! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. I made this for a holiday party and they were amazing! Someone had a great idea of making a dipping sauce with it and we found that the Tastefully Simple Chipotle Pomegranite sauce is great for dipping! Wonderful, will make them again for a Christmas Eve party! Yummmm

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  47. This is a delicious and relatively easy recipe! The only downside for me was the lack of specifics. For example, how much bacon? How much cream cheese? Greased or ungreased baking sheet? What is the approximate yield of the recipe? I figured a lot of these things out after making it the first time, but it would've been helpful to have them from the start. Thanks for posting!

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    1. hi "twenty-two!" I think I answered you on Pinterest, but thought I'd respond here. Sorry for the lack of specifics. I'm definitely a "wing-it" kind of girl and being that I am not a food blogger at all, I didn't think to add those things (actually, I probably didn't even pay attention to them as I was cooking!) The great thing about this recipe is you can kind of just make it up as you go. Add more cream cheese if you want, add more bacon (I always do), or as some people have suggested-- make them with a dipping sauce, without bacon, with turkey bacon, etc. Glad you figured things out though and hope you enjoyed them!! :)

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  48. I made these today & they were a hit :) Next time, I think I'll used canned jalapenos just because they have more flavor. And more bacon. you can't have too much bacon right? :)

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  49. made these more than once over the holidays...we used Borsum cream cheese...has herbs in it...they were so yummy and so easy!

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  50. I cannot wait to make these for our super bowl party. Does anyone remember how many this recipe makes?

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    1. About 16 poppers per can (just like 0402sgrl said below) if you cut them in half like I do. :)

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  51. The husband is making googly eyes at me to make these this very moment...

    Jenny, there are usually 8 rolls in those cans so that's 16 poppers. You could expand it until your heart's content. :)

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  52. I just made these. SO easy and SO yummy!! I used Pilsbury Garlic Crescents. Deliciousness!!!

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  53. These were VERY yummy! Big hit with my two teenage boys and their friends for Superbowl. I used canned jalapenos. I diced the peppers and bacon and then combined them with the cream cheese. Made it so much easier and the flavors for each bite was consistent. :) Definitely going to make this again!

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  54. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to make these. Yum!

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  55. We made these tonight when friends visited - a hit all around! Thanks for sharing. Robin

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  56. These are so cute! Can't wait to try!

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  57. Can you make them the night before and bake them in the morning? Or... Can you make them AND bake them the night before and then reheat them the next day? I'd like to make this for work and bring them the next morning but I don't have time to make them in the a.m..

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  58. Just made some they are wonderful!!

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  59. I love this idea.. Im gonna try it as soon as I can. My son's girlfriend does the jalepeno poppers in the oven and they are so time consuming and not to mention so hot and spicy I can't even eat a whole one.. This is perfect!!!! Thank you

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  60. Great recipe! I love the versatility of crescent rolls! Here are some of the ones I have tried : http://dramafreemama.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/crescent-lessons/

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  61. So many of my favorite foods in one small package! Can't wait to try these- Thanks!

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  62. We just tried these tonight with our fresh garden jalapenos. Fantastic! Thank you SO much for the recipe!

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  63. These look so good and I can't wait to try them.

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  64. I love how sarcastically fun your jokes are throughout the post; it's exactly how I write :x Also, I am making these tomorrow morning. Yay.

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  65. How are these once they've cooled down? Was considering making them for a tailgate but they would definitely not still be hot...

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  66. I'm making these now and want to say thanks for your wit in the instructions.
    p.s. I LOVE the title!!!

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  67. Made these last night for a Halloween party. HUGE hit!!! Simple, easy, delicious. Don't apologize for the title its an attention grabber.

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  68. I'll be making these as an appetizer this Thanksgiving. I bought 3 cans of crescent rolls. I'm making a LOT. Thanks!

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  69. Yummm so good! Just made them for Thanksgiving appetizers! I made the larger ones without cutting the triangles in half, and still turned out great. Thanks!!

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  74. LOVE THIS! Making with tofu cream cheese cause of Lactose issues, but totally worth it! (Boyfriend had no idea of substitute, so double win)

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  75. I used Tamed Jalapenos (they're in a jar in the pickle isle at the grocery store). They taste amazing, but don't burn your fingers, eyes, mouth, etc. Just drain them a little so you don't get too much juice in your poppers.

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