10 medium fresh jalapeno peppers
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
10 bacon strips, halved
1 serving (3 each) equals 283 calories, 28 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 332 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds, stems and center membrane. Stuff each half with about 2 teaspoons of cream cheese. Wrap with bacon and secure with toothpick.
Place on a broiler rack that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove toothpicks. Serve immediately. Yield: 20 appetizers.
Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
via Taste of Home