Who doesn’t love a cute, festive snack? Today we’re teaching you how to make this popular Halloween appetizer just in time for the holiday! This recipe includes a tutorial on how to make the crescent roll dough yourself. We think the extra effort is worth the better flavor, but if you’re short on time you can just use store-bought crescent dough. They’ll be so cute, nobody will be able to tell!
Bacon Jalapeno Popper Mummies
For the dough:
- 2 pkg. active dry yeast
- ¾ c. milk
- ½ c. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs
- ½ c. butter (softened)
- 4 c. flour
For the filling:
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1 c. shredded pepper jack cheese
- 6 slices Fletcher’s bacon, cooked & chopped
- 1 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Onion powder
- ¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
You’ll also need:
- 10 jalapenos, halved lengthwise and seeded
- candy eyes (typically available in the cake decorating section of your grocery store or at your local craft store)
- Heat milk and sugar in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup. The temperature should be warm, but not hot. Anything above 120 degrees will kill your yeast.
- Pour warm milk and sugar mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer; sprinkle yeast on top and allow to sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
- Add 1 cup of flour and beat on medium for 3 minutes. Add salt, eggs, and butter. Mix well.
- Mix in flour a little at a time until you have a smooth dough. If the dough becomes thick before using up all the flour, don’t be afraid to leave out the remaining flour.
- Use your stand mixer’s dough hook or knead by hand for 10 minutes until soft. Cover the bowl and set it in a warm place to rise until doubled (about an hour).
- Meanwhile, mix the filling. Combine cream cheese, pepper jack, bacon, and spices until well mixed. Spoon into jalapeno halves.
- When your dough is done rising, punch it down. Turn it on a floured surface, sprinkle it with more flour, and roll it out to ⅛ – ¼ inch thick. Slice into ¼ – ½ inch strips.
- Wrap strips around your stuffed jalapenos to resemble mummies, leaving space for the eyes. Allow to rest for 15 minutes while preheating your oven to 400 degrees.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until golden. Insert eyes after baking.