Get ready to add a spicy twist to your Halloween spread with the delightful and spooky EASY HALLOWEEN MUMMY JALAPEÑO POPPERS! These whimsical yet fiery treats are the perfect fusion of playfulness and zesty flavor, ideal for bringing a touch of festive fun to your Halloween celebration.
At first glance, these mummy poppers are a sight to behold. Fresh jalapeños, halved and deseeded, act as the canvas for the flavorful filling, which comprises a delectable blend of cream cheese, shredded cheese, and perhaps a hint of spices or savory additives. The combination of the mildly spicy pepper with the richness of the cheese filling promises a flavor explosion that’s both tantalizing and addictive.
But what truly brings these poppers to life is their appearance. Thin strips of flaky, golden pastry—reminiscent of mummy wrappings—envelop each pepper, giving the impression of spooky, bandaged figures emerging from the oven. These whimsical yet straightforward adornments transform an everyday appetizer into a playful Halloween-themed delight.
Whether you’re hosting a Halloween bash, a spooky movie night, or just seeking a fun twist on a classic appetizer, these mummy jalapeño poppers are guaranteed to delight guests of all ages. Their playful appearance and irresistible taste make them a standout addition to the eerie ambiance of any Halloween gathering, ensuring both trick and treat for everyone who dares to indulge.
– 12 jalapeño peppers with stems
– 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
– 4 ounces grated pepper jack cheese
– 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
– 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
– 20 candy googly eyes
– 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
– 1 egg, beaten
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
2. Slice the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise and carefully remove the seeds and ribs while trying to keep the stems intact. Discard the seeds and ribs.
3. In a small bowl, thoroughly mix the softened cream cheese, grated pepper jack cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
4. Fill each jalapeño pepper half with the cheese mixture, ensuring not to overfill them to prevent cheese from spilling out while baking.
5. Unroll the crescent roll dough and keep the triangles together by pinching the perforations. Cut thin strips, about a quarter to half-inch wide, from the dough. Wrap one or two strips around each pepper half, leaving space at the top to insert the candy googly eyes.
6. Create an egg wash by whisking together the beaten egg and about a tablespoon of water. Brush a thin layer of the egg wash onto each mummy.
7. Place the prepared mummies on the baking sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
8. Once out of the oven, immediately place the candy googly eyes onto the melted cheese to create the mummy’s eyes.
9. Serve these delightful and spooky treats immediately and enjoy the Halloween spirit!