Pepper Poppers

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 8 servings

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•1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
•1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
•1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
•6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
•1/4 teaspoon chili powder
•1 pound fresh jalapenos, halved lengthwise and seeded
•1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
•Daisy Brand Sour Cream, onion dip or ranch salad dressing


•In a large bowl, combine the cheeses, bacon and seasonings; mix well. Spoon about 2 tablespoonfuls into each pepper half. Roll in bread crumbs.
• Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 15 minutes for spicy flavor, 25 minutes for medium and 35 minutes for mild. Serve with sour cream, dip or dressing. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.


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