Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

If you love food with just a hint of spice and a great combination of flavors and textures, then you will love these jalapeno poppers.  These little bites are truly addictive but make such a wonderful appetizer for any party or cookout.  You can cook them on the grill or in the oven depending on your situation.  No need to worry about these being too hot – removing the seeds is what removes the heat.

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Jalapeno Poppers

  • 6 Jalapenos, seeds and stems removed
  • 3 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 6 Strips Bacon (I like using the Center Cut bacon for these)
  • 6 Toothpicks soaked in water

Soak toothpicks in warm water for at least 30 minute,s and cut off jalapeno stems and split the peppers down the center.  Scrape out all the seeds.

In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, chili powder and honey until well combined.  Spoon cream cheese mixture into both halves of each jalapeno.

Stick jalapeno back together again and wrap each jalapeno with a whole strip of bacon.  Be sure to cover the top of the jalapeno so the cream cheese doesn’t all come out.

Use a wet toothpick to secure the bacon and hold everything together.  Grill poppers on medium heat until the bacon is crispy and pepper is cooked, about 20 minutes, and turn occasionally. 

Some of the cheese will drip out while cooking.  Let cool 5 minutes before serving or the melted cheese can burn your mouth.


You can see these other articles I’ve written for Tablespoon’s Rock UR Party section –  5 Modern Baby Shower Themes and Retro Cheese Appetizers

Bon Appetit!

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  1. Jennifer says

    I have a food allergy to honey – is it absolutely necessary to making these taste amazing or can I leave it out? Just curious as to what the honey does, if it’s just a sweetener – I’m thinking I could substitute it for either simple-syrup or agave nectar or I’ll just leave it out. :)

    • Chris says

      Hi Jennifer,
      the honey is just a sweetener to add that sweet, salty, spicy contrast. You can actually leave it out altogether and still have a delicious appetizer.

  2. Rustelle says

    This is my go-to recipe whenever we are in then mood for jalapeño poppers! I always forget the honey and chili powder. They still taste great. I will have to try it with honey and chili powder sometime :)