Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cowboy Kisses (Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies)

Pioneer Woman has seriously NEVER steered me wrong. This recipe is absolutely no exception.

Jalapenos, 2-3 inches in size
Cream Cheese, softened
Bacon, sliced into thirds
Toothpicks for assembly

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
The best part of this recipe is you can make as many as you want. There's no specific amount. So make as many or as few as you like.
Using gloves (unless you have a deathwish for your cuticles and any small nicks on your hands), cut each jalapeno in half. Clear out the seeds and white membranes on the inside.
Smear cream cheese into each jalapeno half.
Wrap the jalapeno with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
P-Dub mentions at this point that you can freeze them here. Which is a FANTASTIC idea. But they looked too good, so I didn't get to that point.
Bake on a pan with a rack (or if you suck like me and don't have one, a cookie sheet wrapped with tin foil worked.) Cook these little beasts for 20-25 minutes.
For the last two minutes, if they don't look brown enough, throw on the broiler and let the bacon sizzle.
You can eat them hot or at room temperature.
They didn't last past burn-your-mouth hot, but then that's us... you could be different.

My review: These were fantastic. I want to eat them as appetizers, meals, and dessert. Yummy! They weren't as spicy as I thought they might be, they were just perfect. And I can't wait to make (and eat!) them again.