Jalapeno Popper Mummies


Ingredients
  • 12 medium jalapeno peppers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 7 ounces Ghost Pepper Colby Jack cheese, shredded (1 3/4 cups)
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent dough sheet or rolls
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 48 candy eyeballs

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line a 17 x 12-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Cut jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. Beat the cream cheese, colby jack and bacon in a large bowl until blended. Pipe or spoon a heaping tablespoonful of cheese mixture into each pepper half.
3. Unroll the crescent dough sheet on a parchment paper-lined cutting board to a rectangle. (Press to seal perforations if using crescent rolls.) Cut dough lengthwise into 24 strips, each about 1/4-inch wide. Wrap each jalapeno half with one strip, leaving space near the stem for eyes.
4. Place 2 inches apart on prepared pan. Brush egg over dough. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.
5. Press 2 eyeballs onto each popper. Serve immediately. 

 

Tips:

- Be sure to avoid touching your face when handling jalapeno peppers!  

- Ghost pepper colby jack packs quite a bit of heat - if you don't want it quite as spicy, try Monterey Jack with Jalapeno

 

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