HALLOWEEN JALAPENO POPPERS

HALLOWEEN JALAPENO POPPERS

HALLOWEEN JALAPENO POPPERS

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and pith/ seeds removed (use rubber gloves so your hands don’t burn from the jalapeño). Leave the stem if you can on some or all of the halves.
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 ounces jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 scallion (green onion), finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls (I usePillsbury)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • candy eyeballs (can be purchased at Michael’s or on Amazon)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven 400° F. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, jack cheese, scallion and salt until well blended.
  2. Roll out the crescent rolls and separate into 4 rectangles (not triangles) with a perforation in the middle of each. Press your fingers into the perforations to seal them. Using a pizza cutter, cut each rectangle into 10 long pieces lengthwise.
  3. Fill each jalepeño half with the cheese mixture. Wrap each jalapeño half with the dough, leaving a space for the eyes. Use two pieces of dough if necessary. Brush with egg mixture and place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and press the eyes into the cheese where the opening is. Serve immediately.