Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos - Improved!

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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

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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.
AidanG3 years ago
I find that par-cooking the bacon helps tons with getting crispy bacon without burning the cheese or the peppers.

My family also chops up the jalapeno guts and adds it back into the cheese for extra heat.

And lastly - for your friends who can't do cheese - peanut butter (or almond butter or...) is awesome and unexpected!
Notherjack (author)  AidanG3 years ago
For me, the chopped up seeds are great. For my family...not so much. I tried pre-cooking the bacon a little but found it doesn't stretch as well then and you can't always get them wrapped right. Thanks for the comment!
These look great and I love that you used two cheeses. :)
That sounds delicious! I've been liking jalapenos more and more lately and this sounds like a great recipe to try out!
Notherjack (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
They really are tasty. You can vary the heat to your liking and the ranch flavor really adds to it. Let me know how they turn out.