These are healthier than their breaded deep fried cousins and they have twice the flavor. I first saw this recipe on Pioneer Woman and it has become cult legend in our circle of friends. Thanks Ree!
20whole jalapenossplit lengthwise and seeded carefully
2blocks cream cheese
1lbthin baconcut into thirds
Depending on the heat levels of the peppers you are using you may want to use latex gloves to protect your skin. I personally like incredibly hot Bulgarian Carrots instead of the Jalapenos but I am insane.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Once your jalapeno slices are split and seeded fill them generously with cream cheese. Wrap a piece of bacon around the pepper half and secure with a toothpick. You can freeze or refrigerate this peppers for later use or bake immediately.
Bake on a pan with a rack for 20-25 minutes. If after 20 minutes your bacon is not brown turn on your broiler and watch carefully until brown.
These are great hot or at room temperature so don't waste hot plate space on these. They probably won't survive long enough to get cold anyway.