Perfect Jalapeno Poppers

These jalapeno poppers have a special ingredient that will make your mouth water! If you are looking for the perfect appetizer for football games, holidays or dinner parties - these spicy Jalapeno Poppers is just that!

Course Appetizer
Author Megan Haley


  • 15 Medium to Large Jalapenos
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese (not low-fat)
  • 15 Slices Bacon
  • 3 Tbsp. Red Chile Powder
  • 3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425. Cut off the stems of the jalapeños, then cut in half length wise and remove all seeds and membranes.

  2. Use a butter knife to fill the jalapeños with cream cheese. It’s best to use full fat cream cheese to prevent it from oozing out of jalapenos.

  3. Mix brown sugar, chili powder, garlic salt and salt together.

  4. Wrap a slice of bacon around each jalapeño starting at the top and working your way toward the bottom. Once all jalapeños are wrapped, pour mixed seasonings onto a plate and roll your jalapeños until fully covered.

  5. Place jalapeños onto a wire rack that sits on a foil-lined baking sheet. Put the poppers into the oven for about 45 minutes or until bacon becomes crispy on the outside. (Keep an eye on the poppers as the brown sugar can quickly burn.) Enjoy!