Y’all, Jalapeno Mummy Poppers for Halloween!
I’m not sure how you feel about Halloween, hopefully, you enjoy it. It is not my favorite holiday, in fact, I actually kind of don’t really like it. I have nothing against the holiday, per se, I just am not very good at it. Mostly because I don’t like picking and deciding on costumes. Lame, I know. It should not be a big deal, but it still kind of is… Anyway, forget the costume issue, and let’s get to the BEST part of Halloween, besides the candy- FOOD.
I’ve come up with several super simple food ideas for this Halloween. I mean, don’t we all have enough to worry about just getting those costumes ready?!? This super simple appetizer is not only tasty but is made with just 5 ingredients! One of those ingredients is the candy eyes. Don’t you love those things?!? I think they are so fun!
Prepping the Jalapenos
Start by slicing you jalapenos lengthwise. I like to leave the stem on, I just think it looks kind of cool with it.
Remove your veins and seeds. If you have a lot of peppers to do, you should definitely use gloves. I didn’t have that many to do, so I didn’t worry about it. Once you are finished though, wash your hands immediately- several times.
Recipe for Simple Filling
Next, let’s prep our filling. I used pepper jack cheese, but cheddar cheese is really good too! Mix it with cream cheese and a touch of salt. I used a garlic medley salt I have and it was awesome!
Now, start filling peppers. I like to overfill just a touch. Since I am not including a recipe with this post- here are the measurements I used- 10 8ounce packages of cream cheese, 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese, and 1 teaspoon salt.
Wrapping the Jalapeno Mummy Poppers
To simplify things, I used a store-bought crescent dough. You should certainly make your own if you want!
Open the dough and cut into strips.
Wrap the jalapenos in kind of a haphazard way. I didn’t use too much of the crescent dough on my poppers, I don’t think it is very healthy, if you want to use more, you should! No judgement here!
Baking the Jalapeno Mummy Poppers
Place on a baking sheet and bake until they are golden brown. Some of the fillings squished out as it baked. Not a big deal! I actually kind of like it with the whole mummy look.
Finishing the Mummies
I let mine cool for just a minute before I put on my candy eyes. Offset them slightly to give even more of a mummy look!
I am sorry about these last photos. They definitely are not up to my usual quality. It was really late in the evening and I had barely any light left. I didn’t feel like dragging out my lights, so this is what I was left with.
Even with the bad lighting, are these not the cutest?!?