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Smoked Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Kim Delatorre
A delicious and savory mix on the original jalapeno poppers! Crispy bacon wrapped around a jalapeno that is filled with cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Then, they are sprinkled with brown sugar and chili powder for the perfect blend of sweet and spicy!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24 12


  • 12 Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1 Bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Chili Powder
  • 2 Packs Cream Cheese
  • Brown Sugar
  • 1 Package Bacon Strips


  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees OR if you are smoking/grilling these then set your Traeger/grill to smoke and put these jalapeno poppers on either a grilling sheet OR tin foil and put them directly on the grill. Close the lid of the grill and smoke for about 20 minutes or so. When they are done smoking, turn the Traeger/grill up to 375 and grill the jalapeno poppers for 20 minutes, turn them over and grill them for an additional 15 minutes for a total of 35 minutes
  • In a bowl, soften cream cheese in the microwave for 20 seconds, checking softness and mixing, then putting back into the microwave for another 20 seconds, checking on it until you have it the softness needed to mix it with ease
  • Add the shredded cheddar cheese (I am not giving a measurement because I just sprinkle in however much shredded cheese I want)
  • Mix the shredded cheddar cheese and softened cream cheese together until mixed completely, set aside
  • Wash the jalapenos and dry them. Cut them in half and scoop out the seeds and insides, throw the seeds/insides away
  • Add the mixture of cream cheese and cheddar cheese into the center of each halved jalapeno
  • Wrap each individual halved jalapeno filled with the cream cheese/cheddar filling with one bacon strip
  • Sprinkle brown sugar over the tops of each bacon-wrapped jalapeno¬†
  • Sprinkle Chili powder over the tops of each bacon-wrapped jalapeno
  • Put them into your preheated oven for 15 minutes, turning them over, then continue cooking them for an additional 15 minutes (total of 30 minutes. You can add an additional 5 minutes for extra crispy bacon which I like). If you want to smoke and grill these, see the directions above! The jalapeno poppers recipe is SO dang GOOD!
Keyword appetizer, bacon, jalapeno poppers, jalapenos