I've been making jalapeno appetizers for years and bringing them to parties to be gobbled by just about everybody. Over the years I've made some changes and adaptations. After this last Super Bowl party I made yet another change and while I was experimenting I thought I'd make an instructable out of it. I hope you enjoy!
Step 1: Ingredients
Here's what you'll need to create these delectable appys and be assured of an invitation to all future parties:
20 to 25 jalapenos peppers
2 packages of cream cheese (softened)
1 package of powdered ranch dressing mix
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound of bacon (you need one slice for each pepper)
The ingredients in the photo don't reflect the amounts needed for a full recipe as I was only making partial batches for testing purposes.
Step 2: Prepare the mix
Put the cream cheese in a bowl and add the cheddar cheese. Sprinkle the ranch dressing mix over the cheeses and mix it all up with a fork. You can also use a food processor for this step but if you leave the cream cheese out until its room temperature its easy enough to do by hand. I like the texture of the cheese better if you don't chop it all up with the food processor.
Set the cheese mixture aside while you do the next step.