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Yesterday, I came across this recipe on Facebook, (https://buttoni.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/jack-snacks/). They looked really good, even better if you switch the jalapeno’s with bacon. So this is a record of how I came up with a variation on this theme.

Step 1:

Try #1

  • Ingredients
  • ½ lb. grated Monterey jack cheese
  • Cooked bacon pieces
  • Jalapeno slices (if they are pickled- they need to be drained until as dry as possible for it they are moist they will prevent the cheese from crisping up)
  • Supplies:
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet
  • grater
  • bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Cooling rack

Step 2:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. So I started out by grating the jack cheese,

Step 3:

and then cooking the bacon

Step 4:

and letting it drain on a folded paper towels.

Step 5:

Put a sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet

Step 6:

and then measure out a heaping tablespoon of cheese on the paper.

Step 7:

Add a piece of bacon (or jalapeno) to the top and put the sheet in the oven for 12 minutes.

Step 8:

Remove from the oven place on the cooling rack and let cool completely.

Step 9:

Looks good.

Step 10:

Appears to be nice and crisp.

Step 11:

Now for the taste test; what a disappointment. It was nice and crisp but they were too large and flavorless, except for the bite that got the bacon or jalapeno.Time to think: Crispy was good, so how to add more flavor.

Step 12:

Try #2

  • To the above list add:
  • ½ cup of grated medium cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup crisp bacon, chopped

Step 13:

Add the cheddar cheese to the Monterey jack cheese. Mix. Add the chopped crisp bacon to the cheese, and mix some more.

Step 14:

On a sheet of parchment paper, scoop a scant 1 tablespoon of the cheese bacon mixture.

Step 15:

Give them room to spread. Again bake for 12 minutes.

Step 16:

Let cool completely once it has been removed from the oven.

Step 17:

Now, they look really good. Nice and crisp and lots of that wonderful bacon.

Step 18:

Now to taste; Oh my word these are good. Yummmmmmmmm.

Step 19:

Try #3

  • To the above list add;
  • ¼ cup dry jalapeno, chopped

Step 20:

Repeat Try #2 only add the chopped jalapeno after the bacon then mix.

Step 21:

On parchment paper, scoop a scant 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture. Give them room to spread. Again bake for 12 minutes. Let cool completely once it has been removed from the oven.

Step 22:

They look really good.

Step 23:

Nice and crisp and lots of that wonderful bacon and jalapeno.

Step 24:

Now to taste; Oh my word these are good. I like them a lot better with the combo of bacon and jalapeno.

Step 25:

If I were to serve these to friends I would make lots of the bacon alone and a lot of the combination of bacon and jalapenos. Yeah that works. Enjoy!

I've made these twice now and have trued switching and substituting ingredients. In case this can help anyone: I found I didn't like them as much with the bagged, pre-shredded cheese. They're awesome with Helluva Good Jalepeno Cheese, but if you don't have a cheese grater it does take awhile to chop it all up well.<br><br>Also if you use turkey bacon, sprinkle a bit of Holland Grill Chicken Chop Rub and Mrs. Dash on it and it will taste more like pork bacon, not exactly, but gives a better flavoring.
sorry wasn't supposed to be a picture of cats there and can't figure out how to delete it -.-
<p>These look mighty tasty! Reminds me of a recipe for &quot;Cheddar Cheese Pennies&quot; I found in a super old toaster oven manual.</p>
I work at a pizza restaurant so I had all the ingredients readily at hand. These were easy and delicious. The leftovers were still good after a night in the refrigerator.
<p>The ones I made didn't last long enough to have to spend time in the fridge. Everyone who tried them loved them and they just disappeared. Yours look really good! Thanks for sharing.</p>
<p>These looks os amazing. Funny I was thinking of making 'ible on this myself. U beat me by couple of days. Great job.</p>

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