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Mummy Jalapeño Poppers

With strips of chilled crescent roll dough, you can wrap up these jalapeño poppers for Halloween. They’re scary-cute starters that are so simple to make!

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  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 oz. extra-sharp Cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • Dash hot sauce
  • 6 small jalapeños
  • 1 sheet refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 24 frozen peas, thawed, or tiny pieces of red pepper or a combination


  • Heat oven to 375ºF. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, Cheddar, scallion, and hot sauce. Spoon into a resealable plastic bag and snip off 1 corner.
  • Halve jalapeños lengthwise, then remove and discard seeds. Pipe cheese mixture into pepper halves.
  • Unroll the crescent dough and cut it into ¼-inch strips. Wrap about 2 strips around each jalapeño half to create a mummy-like pattern. Transfer halves to a prepared baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 15 minutes.
  • Let poppers cool for 5 minutes. Place 2 peas or pieces of pepper on each “mummy” for eyes. Transfer to a platter and serve warm or at room temperature.
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