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New go-to recipe for the holidays and get-togethers. These were SO good! Others are right, they don't keep really well because the bacon gets soggy, but fresh they are TO DIE FOR. I doubled the recipe and they were gone in no time. A little time consuming, but they're something you can make first and throw them in while you prepare other dishes since they take so long to cook. I made a sauce with BBQ and raspberry jam and it was the perfect combo of spicy and sweet goodness!
These were the biggest hit of all my Christmas appetizers! I read the other reviews and took inspiration from the ideas of those who had made them before. First, I microwaved thick sliced bacon for 2 minutes after cutting each strip in half, then wrapped the poppers. As I inserted the toothpick in each popper, I placed it into a foil-lined baking pan. Once they were all in the pan, I pressed brown sugar on the top of each one- the fat from the partially cooked bacon made it easy to adhere. Last step was a good sprinkling of Tony Chachere's seasoning on each. I put them in the oven at 250 degrees for 1 hour, then raised the heat to 350 until the bacon was crispy and they were obviously done, about another 30 minutes or so in my oven. I made a dip with raspbery preserves, a little barbecue sauce and orange juice. They were ALL GONE in less than 5 minutes- spicy and DELICIOUS!! Thank you!!!!
EXCELLENT! These are so good with just the right amount of heat for us. I halved the recipe for the two of us, wanting some left-overs for the week. I cooked mine for 2 hours in the oven at 250 and still didn't think the bacon was done. I didn't feel I could cook the pepper any longer thought without it being mushy (which it was a little) Next time I make these, I'm going to cook the bacon about a minute and a half in the microwave then wrap the pepper because I like the long cooking time and the way it caramelized the bar-b-que sauce. Thanks for sharing College Girl Made for PAC Fall 09 :)
I love these Poppers; Tried them last night and they were awesome.
I've made these many times now. EVERYONE just loves them! I always sprinkle brown sugar on them before baking. Sounds weird, but it is very good! I also pour off the drippings about three quarters the way through to keep them crisp. Thank you College Girl for a kickin' recipe and for making me the star of whatever event that I take them to!
I am soooo stopping off at the store on may way home from work so I can make these for my friends this weekend. I've made the regular cream cheese filled bacon wrapped Jalapenos, but throw sausage in there, and you've got yourself a winner!
My husband quickly fell in love with these snacks!