Prep/ Total time : 30 minutes Makes 12 servings
6 jalapeno peppers
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
6 bacon strips , halved width-wise
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili seasoning
1 . Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove seeds; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cheeses until blended. Spoon into pepper halves. Wrap a half-strip of bacon around each pepper half.
2 . Combine brown sugar and chili seasoning; coat peppers with sugar mixture. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
3 . Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until bacon is firm. Yield: 1 dozen.
TIP: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.