I know you’ve been searching for that perfect thing to share with the gang while you watch football. Or to eat all by yourself while you watch football. Or while you watch Grey’s Anatomy. Whatever floats your boat. In any case, quality snackage is a priority!
I saw a similar recipe to this on Pinterest and added a few of my own touches. They were easy to make, and soooo delicious! If you don’t like it spicy, you probably won’t like these. They definitely have a kick! If you like the idea but not the heat, you could also use baby sweet peppers, or do a combo if you are making them for a group.
If you’re using jalapenos, I would definitely recommend wearing gloves during preparation. Otherwise, you may find yourself with stinging fingers for a bit. I’ve often said I thought they should sell these in the produce department, right next to the peppers. Alas, “they” don’t listen to me. I found mine at the pharmacy.
Cornbread Jalapeño Poppers
12 (or however many you want) jalapenos
1 box cornbread mix (I use Jiffy, but any will work)
Milk & eggs needed for mix (for Jiffy this is one egg and 1/3 cup of milk)
1 tbsp. honey
1 cup corn kernels
3-4 ounces cream cheese
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Slice each jalapeno down the middle length-wise.
Clean out the seeds and membranes. As you can see, I’m not a perfectionist when it comes to this part. I leave the stems on because it makes a nice little handle.
Smear the inside of each pepper with cream cheese. You can use a spoon or knife, but I found it was easier to use my fingers. Just grab a little bit and smoosh it in there.
Mix up cornbread mixture according to package instructions. Add honey and corn and stir to combine. Put a little cornbread mixture in each pepper half. Don’t overfill or it will spill out all over as it cooks. I had a few that were more cornbread blob with jalapeno in there somewhere (still delicious but not as pretty). I had a little leftover cornbread mix, so I made a few mini muffins for the non-pepper lovers.
Bake for 15 minutes or so, until lightly browned on the top.
If you have any left in the morning, they make dandy scrambled eggs. Simply chop up and scramble with a couple of eggs in a hot skillet.