98 Calorie Caramelized Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers!
This recipe is another of my tailgate favorites!
Typically, jalapeño poppers come fried and can pack hundreds of calories. This healthy alternative is really good and under 100 calories!
*12 slices of low-fat turkey bacon *6 wedges of Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Spread* light brown sugar* 6 large jalapeño peppers*
Preheat oven to 375 degrees!
First, cut the peppers in half and deseed them.
I cannot stress this part enough- WEAR GLOVES!!!
When I was deseeding and cleaning them, I did not wear gloves, and the pepper oil burned so badly into the next day that I ended up with my hands in a bowl of ketchup for half an hour….. (I can’t make this up.)
Soooo, take from my pain experience, and wear gloves! 🙂
Also, wash your sliced peppers to get rid of excess oils and seeds!
Next, spread half of a wedge of Laughing Cow cream cheese spread into each pepper.
Next, wrap a piece of low-fat turkey bacon around each pepper and sprinkle a tablespoon of light brown sugar on the top of each jalapeño popper.
Place in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes!
After 20 minutes, take out, sprinkle on one more teaspoon of brown sugar, and place back in the oven for 3-5 more minutes. (Just to brown the sugar).
DJ and his friends couldn’t get enough of these! They were all gone by half time. 🙂
Enjoy your Caramelized Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers!