I’m exhausted! Christmas was pretty stressful this year. With unexpected guests, online orders not arriving, and damaged gifts, things got pretty crazy the last week. But I’ve got one more event before I can finally put this year’s holiday season to bed, New Year’s Eve!
After all the cooking, baking, and crafting I’ve done this month the last thing I want to do is cook some more. But cook I must so I’m thinking quick and easy.
Here’s a yummy recipe I got from my daughter, Jenny, Jalapeno Poppers! She made it for her New Years Eve party last year and her guests loved them.
I know you’re thinking fried and battered, yes that’s yummy, but who wants to stand in front of the stove deep frying a bunch of peppers. These poppers aren’t fried, they’re baked! Jenny stuffed hers with a cream cheese mixture, I tweeked it a bit to make it simpler using just 3 ingredients. I tried it out for some unexpected guests this Christmas and they loved them. You can make these poppers in less than an hour, best of all they are delicious!
You can even prep them hours before your party, store them covered in the fridge, and pop them in the oven half an hour before guests arrive.
They would make a spicy addition to any buffet table or tea party!
Pre-heat oven 400 degrees
6 Jalapeno peppers – cut in half lengthwise with seeds removed
4 Mozzarella Sticks – cut in thirds crosswise
2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls – you will use 12 triangles and have 4 extra triangles to seal each popper
1. Dry peppers and place 1 piece of cheese in each half.
2. Roll each pepper half in a dough triangle. Be sure you cover the entire pepper and seal the ends and seams. Use pieces of extra dough triangles to patch up any holes and seal.
3. Place poppers on parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Serve warm.