Sometimes you want to go spooky for Halloween and sometimes you want to go cute.
You can't get much more cute than these little guys.
They are also super easy to whip up.
You can have a tray of them made in about an hour. Okay, they may be a teeny bit fussy (you will want to wear gloves when handling the jalapenos) but when you end up with such a tasty, adorable treat we think it is well worth it!
If you have kidlets at your house that love spicy (like at our house) then this may just become the new favorite Halloween treat.
Jalapeno Popper Mummies
1 - 8oz brick Philadelphia Cream Cheese, room temp
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp onion, finely diced
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
sprinkle of onion powder
sprinkle of garlic powder
1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
48 candy eyes
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
Cut the tops off the jalapenos and then cut the jalapenos in half, lengthwise, and scrape out seeds. Place the halves face up on the prepared cookie sheet.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, garlic, onion, Parmesan cheese, and spices until smooth.
Scoop approximately 1 Tbsp or so of the cream cheese mixture into each jalapeno half and spread to fill the cavity. (**FYI - if you still have the gloves on you can do this with your fingers and - we found - it makes spreading the filling easier.)
Place filled peppers back on cookie sheet.
Unroll the crescent roll dough onto a work surface. Gently pinch the seams together, flip dough over, and pinch seams together on that side too. (OR, if they are available in your area, you can buy the seamless crescent rolls and save yourself this step!)
Cut the dough into very thin strips - about 1/2 to 1 cm (or 1/4 of an inch).
Wrap the strips of dough around the jalapenos, being careful to leave a little space between the strips as you wrap them. Place wrapped jalapenos back on cookie sheet, leaving about an inch or so between the peppers.
Bake at 350 until crescent dough is nicely browned, about 15 - 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and let sit about 10 minutes. Place 2 of the candy eyes on each pepper. (For a total of 24 mummies). Serve immediately.
I know it seems weird to use candy eyes on a savory item but they look so cute (and are super easy).
If you don't want to use the candy eyes then you could pipe a teeny dollop of cream cheese or sour cream and then top with an even teenier bit of a black olive for a pupil.
Spice up your Halloween party with some simply spooktacular jalapeno mummies.
Fun + delicious = win!
We're sharing at these fun linky parties - Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons, The Chicken Chick, Joy Love Food, Memories By The Mile, Lou Lou Girls,