These Jalapeño Popper Bites are slightly addictive but so easy. Crescent rolls, jalapeños, cream cheese and bacon. The perfect appetizer!
A SIMPLE, FLAVORFUL APPETIZER RECIPE
I love anything that has a jalapeño popper theme. I have so many recipes on here that were inspired by jalapeño poppers! These Jalapeño Popper Bites are a super simple appetizer or snack to make. They are perfect for any of those last minute get togethers and everyone absolutely loves them!
TIPS FOR MAKING THIS APPETIZER:
- I don’t brush anything on the tops of these but if you’d like a more glossy topping, just brush with an egg wash. You could even sprinkle the tops with a bit of parsley flakes for some color. Or perhaps melt some butter and add a little garlic powder and brush that on top!
- Trying to save some time? Go ahead and purchase those real bacon pieces instead of cooking the bacon.
- Add some spice to the filling. Try sprinkling with cajun seasoning or seasoned salt or even add a touch of salsa!
- Want an amazing Ranch Dressing recipe? Give mine a try – so good!
- You could use thawed puff pastry instead of the crescent roll dough.
- Try making these in the air fryer. Preheat air fryer to 375F for about 3 minutes. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Place popper bites in the basket in a single layer. Air fry for about 4 minutes (or until golden brown.)
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- crescent rolls
- cream cheese
- ranch dressing (for serving, optional)
HOW TO MAKE EASY JALAPEÑO POPPER BITES:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Start frying up 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.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes (or until golden brown.)
Take them out and serve warm. Serve with ranch dressing for dipping.
CRAVING MORE? GIVE THESE RECIPES A TRY!
Easy Jalapeño Popper Bites (+Video)
- 1 tube crescent rolls
- 1/2 pound bacon (or use the precooked packaged bacon)
- 3 jalapenos, seeded and diced
- 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- ranch dressing (optional), for serving
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cook bacon then crumble into smaller pieces. If you'd like, cut the bacon up into pieces first (I used kitchen scissors) and then cook it.
- Dice up the jalapeños. Be sure to remove seeds. (If you are sensitive to jalapenos, you may want to wear gloves while doing this or immediately wash your hands very well after handling jalapeños.) Set aside.
- Separating the 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 Tablespoon or so on each one.
- Then put a piece of jalapeño followed by some cooked bacon.
- Roll them up into bundles. Just do your best to close all the seams so the cream cheese doesn’t run out while baking.
- Now place all the bundles on the prepared baking sheet (seam side down). I usually only cook one tray at a time.
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes (or until golden brown).
- Take them out and serve warm with ranch dressing.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally published: November 2011
Updated & republished: December 2019