Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños

I have three words for you… BACON….WRAPPED….Jalapeños! Have you heard of any three words that sound more delicious than that??

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And as much as I would love to take credit for this recipe, I can’t. This isn’t an original recipe… but it’s a darn great one! I made these along with the Bacon Wrapped Pineapple {I must have been craving bacon eh?} and these went just as fast. The guys and gals loved these yummy spicy apps. Which got me thinking that these would be perfect for a Sunday football party or for wine nights with your girlfriends sitting around in your fat pants enjoying a Diane Keaton romantic comedy… wait I was alone that night. Crap… anyway… these are perfect for whatever the occasion… or no occasion at all!

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Jalapeños… I love them pickled, in my salsa, in my dips and baked… with trucks full of cream cheese!

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You’re gonna need bacon, jalapeños and 2 bricks of cream cheese… and maybe an oven.

Oh and maybe some toothpicks too, which I never seem to have! I always wish to be the person who has everything on hand for those “just in case” moments like this recipe… but sadly I am not one of them.

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You need about 20 or so jalapeños. Wearing gloves cut each in half lengthwise…

I can’t stress enough about wearing gloves… WEAR THEM!!!

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Then place them in a bowl.

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See my husband is way tougher than me, he didn’t wear gloves {show off}… but since I did like 10 to his one… I did. Really I did. Trust me. I wore the gloves. Get the latex free ones… then your hands won’t smell gross afterwards.

*And this is why you wear the gloves: If you have a cut somewhere you don’t know about and some jalapeño juice gets in there… holy-moly you’ll be sorry… and if you have some safety glasses I suggest you put on those too. Pat got struck in the eye by some jalapeño juice and it wasn’t pretty.

He didn’t cry… but I did… from laughing. I’m so mean.

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If you like them a little hot… you could leave a little of the rib {white membrane) attached. Then just lay out all of the cleaned, seeded and halved jalapeños on a baking sheet. I lined mine with parchment… but do what you want.

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Fill each jalapeño with cream cheese. There really isn’t an easy or neat way to do this. I used a knife… but if you have a piping tip and bag go for it!

Once again… I don’t have any of those fancy schmancy things. I suck.

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Look they’re like little boats of cream cheese goodness!

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The original recipe says to cut the bacon in thirds, well me being me, I didn’t read the recipe and I cut it in half…. it all still worked and just think there is more bacon per bite… who doesn’t love to hear more bacon per bite?

So slice the bacon in half or in thirds if you have small jalapenos.

My weapon of choice? A cleaver.

It is probably the only time I use that thing… but it sure is fun! 🙂

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Wrap the bacon around the jalapeños and secure with the seam side down or with a toothpick… if you have them around.

Toothpicks and band-aids… never have ’em.

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Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes and then flip on the broiler if they need some help with crisping and watch carefully so they don’t burn.

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Like this… holy jalapeño baby!

The pepper still has a little bite to it.

The bacon is salty and crispy.

The cream cheese is ooey and gooey and flavored by the jalapeño and bacon fat.

MMMM HMMM that’s right… BACON FAT!

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Enjoy! And if you give these Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

My cookbook Simply Scratch : 120 Wholesome Homemade Recipes Made Easy is now available! CLICK HERE for details and THANK YOU in advance! 


Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños

Yield: 40

Prep Time: 30 minutes


20 whole Fresh Jalapenos, about 2-3 inches long

2 bricks of Cream Cheese, softened

1 pound Thin (regular) Bacon, Sliced in Half or Thirds


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut jalapeños in half, length-wise.

With a spoon, remove the seeds and the ribs {or white membrane}.

Fill with some softened cream cheese into each jalapeño half.

Wrap the jalapeños with the sliced bacon pieces.

Secure by sticking toothpick through the middle or laying seam side down.

Bake on a baking sheet preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

If, after 20 minutes, the bacon doesn’t look brown enough, turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish it off, just keep an eye on them so they don't burn.

These are bestest when the jalapeño still has a bit of bite to it.

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31 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños”

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    Kay Heritage — October 26, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I'll have a dozen with my coffee this morning, thank you!

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    Amanda — October 26, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    i'm not usually big on spicy things, but this looks amaaazing. i think almost anything wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cream cheese would have to be! yum! thanks for the recipe.:)


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    Sippity Sup — October 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Those are 3 good words which are supported nicely by two of my other favorite words Cream Cheese! Great photos too. GREG

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    4 — October 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    it looks amazing!!! 😀

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    BakingWithoutaBox — October 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Oh wow. Smoky heat. Yum.

  6. #
    Emily Malloy — October 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Yes please!

    Send 45 my way!

  7. #
    Laurie @simplyscratch — October 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I'm on it Emily!! 🙂

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    Laurie @simplyscratch — October 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Amanda… they aren't overly spicy… honestly my nine year old loved them!! You should give em a try!

  9. #
    Evan — October 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    This sounds so sinfully good

  10. #
    Susan — October 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    We love these, but add some shredded cheddar/monty jack cheese to the cream cheese and can even be topped with crushed pineapple.

  11. #
    atxglutenfree — October 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    OMG. Those three words (bacon-wrapped jalapeños) are like heaven to me. I love this!

  12. #
    Laurie @simplyscratch — October 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Susan I bet that would be extra good!! WOWZA!!

  13. #
    Kristin King — October 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Those look amazing! You take beautiful pictures! I have a recipe for crab and corn stuffed jalapenos..those could definitely use the bacon treatment. Yum!

  14. #
    cozydelicious — October 27, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I'm making these next Monday night for Football. My husband will swoon. I love my usual popper recipe but… well, you had me at bacon!

  15. #
    Cherine — October 28, 2010 at 6:15 am

    A wonderful recipe!!

  16. #
    Carolyn — October 28, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Oh, I just love the look of these. I am saving to my faves, nice job. Congrats on top 9!

  17. #
    Lindsay — October 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Super Yum!

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    Kim Kelly — October 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Oh my goodness!! These little guys are absolutely amazing!! Definitely a keeper!

  19. #
    Heather — October 28, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Holy mother of god. This just made my day 110% better.

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    20 — October 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    great pics and I would not say no to anything bacon wrapped 🙂

  21. #
    Haley — November 6, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I make this recipe all the time for get togethers and football games. You should baste the bacon with BBQ sauce….it is to die for!!!

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    Laurie @simplyscratch — November 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Great idea Haley! I'll definitely try that!

  23. #
    Caria — May 21, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    There is a recipe similar to this on Allrecipes. She mixed cooked Italian sausage with the cream cheese then wrapped it with bacon.

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    Amber — May 30, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I have made these before, when PW posted them on her site… So amazing! Tonight, I am going to mix it up a bit, and add a little shredded mozzarella and some pesto to the cream cheese. YUM!

  25. #
    Inez of Style Chic 360 — August 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    OMG THAT looks amazing!

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    K — August 18, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    These look really good…I learned the hard way about your glove tip. I made some of these without gloves, and ended up burning the tender skin under my nails…it hurt all day!

    Also, if you don't have gloves, you can use ziplock bags, they're annoying but get the job done.

    I have also made these with a TB of Honey, and 1/2 tsp chili powder added to the cream

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    Claire — July 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Fantastic! My husband requested this for the second time in a short period of time 🙂 The gloves are a brilliant tip. I use just a pair from our first aid kit! Thank you for this recipe.

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    KAKid — July 24, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I mix in my brisket rub into the cream cheese but any seasoning mix works great. Cook ’em on the grill at your next cook out.

  29. #
    Colette — October 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    JUST made these for my 8th wedding anniversary – a “marriage” of our two favourite things (his, jalapeno poppers; mine, bacon). thanks for this – we shall be making it again for sure!!!

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    Tayci — January 12, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I love these! I also like to add a ranch packet to the cream cheese. Its great.


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