Mummy Jalapeño Poppers: Halloween Recipe

by Heather

I remember jalapeño poppers being served at parties when I was growing up. They were fascinating to me until my mom said I could try one. There wasn’t enough milk in the world to squelch the burn and heat that came from that popper. I recall my mom and dad found it rather comical as dad kept pouring more milk into my cup. Now that I am an adult, jalapeño poppers are as popular as ever. The difference is, now I am here for all the spicy and hot. Before we get to our fun, Mummy Jalapeño Popper recipe for Halloween, let’s take a look at the difference kinds of jalapeños on the market.

Jalapeno Poppers

Exploring the Flavorful World of Jalapeños: Types and Culinary Uses

When it comes to adding a spicy kick to your dishes, few ingredients can match the versatility and popularity of jalapeños. These vibrant green peppers are a staple in many cuisines, known for their unique flavor and heat. But did you know that there are different types of jalapeños, each with its own distinctive characteristics and culinary uses? In this blog post, we’ll take a journey through the world of jalapeños, exploring their various types and how they can elevate your cooking.

The Classic Jalapeño

The classic jalapeño, often referred to as the “Green Jalapeño,” is the most common variety you’ll find in grocery stores. These peppers are bright green, with a glossy finish and a mildly spicy flavor. They typically range from 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), making them accessible to many palates. Green jalapeños are widely used in a variety of dishes, including salsas, guacamole, nachos, and as a topping for burgers and pizzas.

The Smoky Chipotle

Chipotle peppers are dried and smoked jalapeños, giving them a rich, smoky flavor that’s beloved in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. They have a moderate heat level, usually falling between 2,500 and 8,000 SHU. Chipotles can be found in both dried and canned forms, with the latter often packed in adobo sauce. They’re fantastic for adding depth to chili, marinades, barbecue sauces, and even salad dressings.

The Mild and Sweet Jalapeño

If you’re looking for the flavor of jalapeños without the intense heat, the “Jalapeño Mild” or “Jalapeño Sweet” is an excellent choice. These peppers are milder, with heat levels usually around 0 to 1,000 SHU. They offer a pleasant, slightly sweet taste, making them perfect for pickling, stuffing with cream cheese, or adding to salads for a touch of crunch and color.

The Fiery Habanero-Jalapeño Hybrid

For those who crave a more substantial heat kick, the “Jalapeño Habanero” or “Habanero-Jalapeño” hybrid is an exciting option. This pepper combines the fruity and fiery qualities of habaneros with the familiar flavor of jalapeños. With a heat range of 2,500 to 8,000 SHU, these hybrids are great for making hot sauces, spicing up soups, or adding heat to your homemade salsa.

The Gigantic Jalapeño

Jalapeños come in various sizes, and some can be significantly larger than the standard variety. These supersized jalapeños are often referred to as “Jalapeño Gigante” or “Jumbo Jalapeño.” While their size may vary, their heat level typically remains in the same range as regular jalapeños. Their large, hollow interior makes them ideal for stuffing with cheese, meat, or seafood for a hearty and spicy appetizer.

The Fiery Red Jalapeño

While green jalapeños are the most common, you can also find their ripe, red counterparts. Red jalapeños tend to be slightly sweeter and hotter than their green counterparts, with heat levels ranging from 2,500 to 8,000 SHU. They are often used to make hot sauces, as well as to add a pop of color and spiciness to dishes like ceviche, enchiladas, and pickled vegetables.

To sum things up, jalapeños come in various types, each offering a unique flavor profile and heat level. Whether you prefer the mild sweetness of Jalapeño Mild, the smokiness of chipotles, or the fiery kick of Habanero-Jalapeño hybrids, there’s a jalapeño variety to suit your culinary needs. Experiment with these different types in your recipes to discover how they can elevate your dishes and add a delightful spicy twist to your meals. Don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen and make the most of the diverse world of jalapeños!

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Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to prepare jalapeño poppers:

1.  Select Fresh Jalapeños: Choose firm, fresh jalapeño peppers. The size can vary depending on your preference, but medium-sized ones are often easier to work with.

2.  Wash and Dry:  Rinse the jalapeños under cold running water and pat them dry with a paper towel.

3.  Cut off the Tops:  Using a knife and cutting board, slice off the tops of the jalapeños. You can also cut them in half lengthwise for a milder popper.

4.  Remove Seeds and Membranes:  To reduce the heat of the jalapeños, carefully remove the seeds and white membranes inside. You can use a spoon or your fingers, but be cautious not to touch your face or eyes during this step. For spicier poppers, leave some of the membranes intact.

ENJOY RESPONSIBLY ~ Remember that jalapeño poppers can be quite spicy, depending on the peppers you use. Be cautious when eating them, and have a cooling dip, like ranch dressing or sour cream, on hand if you need to offset the heat.

Before we get to the full recipe details, be sure to check out our Ghosts in the Graveyard, Poison Apple Jell-O Shots, Keto Pumpkin Chaffles, Pumpkin Dip, Jack Skellington Pinwheel Cookies, and Werewolf Pretzel Squares.

MUMMY JALAPEÑO POPPERS

Mummy Jalapeno Poppers START

WHAT YOU NEED 

Jalapeños

Cream Cheese

Crescent Rolls

Candy Eyes

Mummy Jalapeño Poppers BANDAGES

Cut crescent rolls into thin “bandage” slices to wrap your mummy.

Mummy Jalapeño Poppers FILLED

Cut jalapeños in half, clean out seeds, and slather on cream cheese.

Mummy Jalapeño Poppers WRAPPED

Wrap cream cheese filled jalapeños in crescent roll bandages to create mummies.

Mummy Jalapeño Poppers HERO

Mummy Jalapeño Poppers

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

Jalapeños
Cream Cheese
Crescent Rolls
Candy Eyes

Instructions

Cut the ends off the jalapeno peppers

Slice each jalapeno in half lengthwise

Remove the seeds and white membrane

Fill hollowed out jalapeno with cream cheese, set aside

Roll out canned crescent dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Pinch together the diagonal seams

Using a pizza cutter, cut the crescent roll dough into 1/4 to 1/2 inch strips along the long edge

Wrap a few strips around the filled jalapenos, making sure to crisscross and overlap and leave room near the top for some eyes.

Place candy eyes (or use food-safe paint to paint on eyes)

Place baking sheet in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes

 

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1 comment

Terri Quick September 25, 2023 - 3:52 pm
I'd love to try these
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