Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jalapeno Popper Bites

Tis the season for appetizers!

Yes folks, the holidays are upon us. Let the whirlwind begin.

Fa ra ra ra ra, Ra ra ra ra (name that movie!)

So I thought it would be fun to share a fun and easy appetizer that gets gobbled up very quickly.  
The minute these bites hit the table, they are gone. So be prepared to make up a couple of batches.  Grab a few friends and have them help you stuff them and it'll make the process go a lot faster. Plus, everyone always hangs out in the kitchen at parties anyways, right? Might as well put those people to work!

This recipe reminds me of some appetizers I ate at a Tupperware party once.  Do you remember when they used to teach you how to burp your Tupperware?  Or am I just showing my age here?  My Mom used to have a little Tupperware container on a key chain with an actual lid.  And I would sit there and burp that thing for hours.  Sadly, that was exciting entertainment for me back in those days.  I live for exhilarating moments like that.
1 tube crescent rolls
1/2 pound bacon (or use the precooked packaged bacon)
3 jalapenos, seeded and diced
1 block of cream cheese, at room temperature (8 oz.)
(only one tube of crescent rolls is pictured here, but this recipe would be enough for 2 tubes)

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.  Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Start cooking your bacon. If you'd like, cut the bacon up in pieces (I used kitchen scissors) and then cook it. 
 While the bacon is cooking, I cut up my jalapenos.  Be sure to remove seeds. (If you are sensitive to jalapenos, you may want to wear gloves while doing this).
Now begin separating your crescent rolls into triangle shapes.
On each triangle, put a shmear of cream cheese. I like a lot of cream cheese so I put about 1/2 tbsp. or so on each one.   Then put a piece of jalapeno, followed by some cooked bacon.
Now time to roll them up in little bundles. 
Just do your best to close all the seams so the cream cheese doesn't run out on ya while baking.
Now place all your bundles on your baking sheet (seam side down). I usually only cook one set at a time. Let folks start eating the warm ones while I bake up the second batch. But that part is entirely up to you.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes (or until golden brown).
Take them out and serve warm.  



Rosemary said...

Easy, peasy . . . but they sure do get gobbled up. I'd love to have these on hand for that spur of the moment visit, too. Do they freeze well? (yes, I know how to burp tupperware.)

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

If I move in next door will you feed me? That is all.

4littlefergusons said...

Sounds like another winner, Brandie!!!

4littlefergusons said...

Sounds like another winner, Brandie!!!

Lacy said...

Haha the holidays always remind me of fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra! These little bites look amazing, what a great & easy idea! Yum!

RavieNomNoms said...

Christmas Story!!

These look great, thanks for sharing them. I love anything that can be used as an appetizer at a party and these would be perfect!

The Mom Chef said...

What a great idea for a quick, no-fuss appetizer (which we all need during this season, eh?). These look absolutely delicious.

I know what the line is from, but for some reason it's put Scooby Doo in my head now. :)

Edgar said...

What a super recipe - and the movie was "A Christmas Story" - when they had to go out to have Chinese Turkey (duck) - :)

Pretend Chef said...

Great recipe!

Maggie said...

What a perfect little party appetizer! I would love to make these (but without the bacon since I don't eat pork) for my next get together. Yum yum.

Tina said...

You have given us quite an appetizer here. It is not fried-bravo. It is easy to prepare. It has a short and easy to find ingredient list. Best of all though, they look to be delicious as well as addictive. Well done Brandie!

The Mommy said...

I love bite-sized anything. Perfect! I am currently using a jalapeno popper dip recipe from allrecipes (mayo, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, green chiles, and - of course - jalapenos). Equally as easy but not "bite-sized". Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

My,my,my simply my! I need a calculator to figure out how many of these I'd have to make to fill up my boys. Fantastic recipe.

MarthaT said...

Possibly stupid question, but ... do you use a whole crescent roll for each popper? They look amazing, but my head is saying that is a lot of bread. No???

I am definitely going to try this recipe though. Cream cheese, jalepano, bacon ... yum!!

The Better Baker said...

My hubs would love these little tasty bites! Love the simplicity of this recipe - very nice Brandie. Thanks for sharing. Hubs thanks you too. =) Please stop by my blog and enter a giveaway I have going on now. Enjoy a great weekend.

The Country Cook said...

MarthaT - you do use a whole crescent roll for each one. If it seems like too much to you, then just cut it in half. Just make sure you have enough so that it will fold up around the filling. To me, it's not too much bread but that is all in the mouth of the beholder... :)

Becky said...

These little bites with the bacon and jalapeno are perfect for the holiday parties. Easy to make and delish!

Have a great weekend!

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

Omg I have not had these in so long! I love that you just used the crescent rolls - such a great idea for an appetizer!

Krista said...

Yum! I love appetizers this time of year especially! I think I might swap out the jalapeno for a little sauteed mushroom for the little man! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! Have a blessed week and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sheila said...

I can see so many fun things to do with these little bites, but I'm making them just the way they are! Of course for my Nebraska friends this old Texas girl will use milder peppers! Thank you for this great idea!!

Anonymous said...

Just "discovered" your blog through Gooseberry Patch-love those gals-and the coconut cake you made for your Mom's birthday this year. I also remember those Tupperware parties and still have my little bowl keychain. Did you recall that the bowl will hold one dollar in coins? Good times. Great site and your recipes look scrumdiddlyumptious!

Anonymous said...

What seasonings would you add to this if you wanted a little taste?

Anonymous said...

Maggie, I bet turkey bacon would be the next best thing! I think that it is pretty good!