12 jalapeno peppers approximately 3-4 inches long
1 8 ounce block cream cheese softened
1 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
12 slices bacon do not use thick cut
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat it with cooking spray.
Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and ribs. **Do not let kids help with this step if they're in the kitchen. They're very spicy!
In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, onion powder, salt and pepper.
Fill each jalapeno half with the cheese mixture.
Cut the slices of bacon in half crosswise and wrap each pepper half in a slice of bacon, using a toothpick to secure the bacon.
Arrange the peppers on the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until bacon is crispy and browned. Serve immediately.
**Farmer Ben & I tried using a recipe to grill the jalapeno poppers but we didn't have much luck with it. It was difficult to get the bacon on the topside crispy because we couldn't turn them over or the cheese mix would fall out. We prefer the oven.
Credit to: https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/bacon-wrapped-jalapeno-poppers/