National foods on a stick day

National foods on a stick day

Bacon-Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños with Chili Beak Habanero Chili Oil & Maple Syrup


- 12 fresh jalapeños
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 12 slices of bacon, cut in half
- 1/4 cup Chili Beak Habanero Chili Oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Toothpicks

1. **Prepare the Jalapeños:**
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and membranes. Be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands from the jalapeño oil.

2. **Stuff with Cream Cheese:**
- Fill each jalapeño half with softened cream cheese, smoothing it out evenly.

3. **Wrap with Bacon:**
- Wrap each cream cheese-filled jalapeño half with a half-slice of bacon, securing it with a toothpick.

4. **Bake:**
- Place the bacon-wrapped jalapeños on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the jalapeños are tender.

5. **Prepare the Drizzle:**
- In a small bowl, mix together Chili Beak Habanero Chili Oil and maple syrup.

6. **Drizzle and Serve:**
- Once the bacon-wrapped jalapeños are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. Drizzle them generously with the Chili Beak Habanero Chili Oil and maple syrup mixture.

7. **Enjoy:**
- Serve these irresistible bacon-wrapped cream cheese stuffed jalapeños as a spicy appetizer or party snack! They're sure to be a hit at any gathering. Enjoy the perfect balance of heat, sweetness, and smokiness in every bite! 🌶️🥓🔥


**side note: you can also substitute hatch chilies for a milder heat and slice into 1” rings, put 6 on a skewer and do an egg wash & breadcrumb batter and deep fry