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To die for…it’s the only way to really describe these jalapeño puffs.

I usually make homemade jalapeño poppers for family gatherings, but the jalapeño peppers at both the farmers market and all of the grocery stores looked beat up and not fresh and I needed a ton of peppers because well, there were going to be a lot of people to feed. So I had to find something else to make and it had to have jalapeño peppers in it, because we likes us some hot stuff for appetizers.

Off to the internets I go in search of jalapeño pepper appetizer recipes. I found a recipe on allrecipes.com called Puffs and of course I modified the recipe and made some yummy appetizers. My modified recipe is below. I made 8 dozen, 96 Puffs, and there was nary a one leftover for this mornings breakfast.

Jalapeño Puffs

12 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 pound thick sliced bacon, cooked and chopped
1 – 7.75 oz. can Green Jalapeño Wheels, drained and chopped
1 – 8 oz. bag Mexican Blend Cheese
2 pkg. Won Ton wrappers (4 dozen wrappers per pkg.)

Pre-heat oven to 350°.

In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, bacon, jalapeño peppers and cheese until nicely combined. Place approximately 1 tsp of filling onto the middle of a won ton wrapper, wet two sides of the wrapper, fold into a triangle and press edges down with the tines of a fork. Place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray, then spray the top sides of the puffs with the cooking spray prior to putting them into the oven. Bake on one side for 5 minutes, turn puffs and bake an additional 5 minutes until puffs are golden brown.

Because I had to make the puffs ahead of time, I cooled them on a rack, then tossed them into a container and put them into the refrigerator. I was going to heat them when I got to the party, but hands started going into the container so I didn’t have time to heat. Everyone loved them just the same, and as I said, there was not one left over…thank goodness I had the presence of mind to take a picture of the puffs prior to taking them to my family gathering.

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