Hi there! It’s Cathy from Lemon Tree Dwelling and I’m back with a last minute idea for your Cinco de Mayo party! A new twist on an old favorite: Bacon-Wrapped Mini Pepper Poppers! Colorful, fun, tasty, and not too spicy….so everyone can enjoy them!
Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I have to admit….it always seems like a fun idea, but we have never really celebrated. This year feels like it might be different, though. The warmer weather is finally here….and we are in a celebrating kind of mood! These mini pepper poppers are just the right way to get the party started!
But, as you know, not everyone likes their peppers spicy. Jalapeno poppers easily leave out half the crowd….so why not use mini sweet peppers instead? Simply cut off the stems, remove the seeds, and stuff the peppers with your favorite cream cheese (Vegetable? Chive & Onion? Or, for a touch of spice, maybe Jalapeno??) Then wrap the peppers with bacon, secure with a toothpick, and roast until the bacon is cooked through and charred around the edges. Voila! A quick, easy, and incredibly delicious snack that everyone can enjoy!!
Mini Pepper Poppers
12 mini sweet peppers
1/4 cup flavored cream cheese
6 pieces bacon
1. Stem and de-seed peppers
2. Stuff each pepper with 1 Tbsp. cream cheese
3. Cut bacon in half and wrap each piece around a pepper; secure with a toothpick
4. Bake at 450 degrees 12-15 minutes
**Now that you have appetizers taken care of, I’d love for you to come visit me at Lemon Tree Dwelling to figure out dessert! How about some Peanut Butter-Banana Wontons, some Balsamic Strawberry-Mozzarella Bites, or some Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce (perfect for ice cream)!