Best Bites: Happy Halloween jalapeno popper mummies


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Spicy, sweet and definitely scary, these jalapeño popper mummies are the perfect appetizer for Halloween. Check out the recipe on Best Bites!


  • 10 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and pith/seeds removed (use rubber gloves so your hands don't burn from the jalapeño). Leave the stem in if you can on some or all of the halves.

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • 8 ounces jack cheese, shredded

  • 1 scallion (green onion), finely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • Candy eyeballs


  1. Preheat oven 400° F. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, jack cheese, scallion and salt until well blended.

  2. Roll out the crescent rolls and separate into 4 rectangles (not triangles) with a perforation in the middle of each. Press your fingers into the perforations to seal them. Using a pizza cutter, cut each rectangle into 10 long pieces lengthwise.

  3. Fill each jalapeño half with the cheese mixture. Wrap each jalapeño half with the dough, leaving a space for the eyes. Use two pieces of dough if necessary. Brush with egg mixture and place on baking sheet.

  4. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and press the eyes into the cheese where the opening is. Remove eyes before eating. You may also use a little cream cheese and a piece of black olive for the eyes. Serve immediately.

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