Bacon Wrapped Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

As I blankly stared into my fridge one morning, trying to appease the grumbly in my tumbly, I was reminded of the fact that we have been traveling the last few weeks and the contents of our fridge was, well, non-existent. Butter, Sriracha, Cream Cheese, Jalapeños, Bacon, Lettuce, Coffee-Mate Extra Sweet and Creamy…wait, what? Turns out my “empty” fridge conveniently had all the makings of what was sure to be a delicious appetizer for dinner – Bacon Wrapped Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Poppers.

bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers recipeTo be honest with you, I’ve never been a fan of traditional Jalapeño Poppers because they were just too blah for my taste – not spicy, cheesy and the cream cheese filling always seemed to overpower everything. But what I saw before me was an opportunity to tweak it a bit to make something I thought I would like….and it worked!


Jalapeños, halved, seeds removed (or if you’re like me and like it spicy, leave a few in!)
Bacon slices
cream cheese
sriracha sauce
Coffee-Mate Extra Sweet and Creamy


If you’re wondering why the ingredients list doesn’t have any units of measurement, it’s because it’s all completely up to you really. Just eyeball about how much cream cheese you think you’ll need to fill the halves of however many jalapeños you halved (I used about 1/4 cup for 6 halves).

The Spicy: Add about a teaspoon of sriracha sauce to cream cheese and stir. Add more to adjust to your level of spicy. (I used about 3 teaspoons).

The Sweet: Add in about a teaspoon of Coffee-Mate Extra Sweet and Creamy to cream cheese mixture and stir. Once again, feel free to adjust for more “sweet”.

Fill halves, wrap in bacon and bake at 400 for about 15 minutes, depending on the thickness/cut of bacon used.

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I really love the combination of flavors that occurs in each bite here. Instead of just being gooey cheese in a non-spicy pepper shell, you get a delicious salty/spicy/sweet delight that results in immediate consumption. I’m really pleased with the sweet creamy flavor the Coffee-Mate provided and feel like it could be a great secret ingredient to many more upcoming recipes…stay tuned!


106 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Poppers Recipe”

  1. I have used it before in hot chocolate. I used the peppermint mocha, french vanilla, and butterscotch kind. Of them all, peppermint mocha was my favorite.

  2. I’ve only used Coffee Mate in my coffee but after this post I’m thinking it’ll be used in much more…starting with frosting! Yum

  3. We only use coffee mate in coffee. It never occurred to me to use it anywhere else. Maybe I’ll start thinking of other uses.

  4. I haven’t tried it in anything besides coffee yet, but after reading this post, I’ am going to start trying it in different recipes.

  5. I have never thought of using coffee mate in anything other than my coffee and I can’t wait to see how other people do.

  6. No, I actually never thought of using it in other recipes. I buy it all the time, in many flavors, so I’d love recipes in which to use it…awesome.

  7. no i dont use it in anything else,and never thought about putting it in anything else..i am going to check out the comments on the blog and see what ppl use it in and maybe try it out.

  8. I’ve actually added it to cookie dough before baking! It makes the cookies taste so creamy (and adds a lot of calories, but we can pretend it doesn’t..)

  9. Yes, my whole family makes homemade hot chocolate every winter in huge batches and coffee mate is a key ingredient!

  10. I have used it for extra flavor in cupcake recipes and milkshakes, but never in something savory! These poppers look amazing though, My boyfriend loves spicy foods (especially ANYTHING with Sriracha), so I’ll surely be giving them a try sometime. Thanks for the great recipe and the awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone else ( =

  11. We used Coffeemate in the kids’ ice cream makers. Big hit! Fortunately they were only able to small amounts at a time.


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