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Jalapeno Popper
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  2. 4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  3. 6 ounces fresh corn kernals
  4. salt and ground black pepper to taste
  5. 8 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  6. 8 slices bacon, cut in half
  7. 16 toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Mix together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, corn, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
  3. Fill the jalapeno halves with the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Wrap each stuffed pepper with bacon, securing it with a toothpick. Be sure the toothpick pokes through the bacon as well as the pepper.
  5. Place the poppers face down on the grill over direct heat. Grill until bacon is crispy and brown, about 5 minutes; turn the poppers over and grill until bacon is crisp on other side, 5 more minutes.
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Truffle Football Cupcakes Recipe
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Prep Time
25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped, divided
  2. 2/3 cup Jif ® Creamy Peanut Butter
  3. 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  4. 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 2/3 cup crushed granola cereal with oats and honey
  6. 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  7. 2 tablespoons shortening
  8. 2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting, divided
  9. Green paste food coloring
  10. 36 cupcakes of your choice
Instructions
  1. In a microwave, melt white candy coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and cereal. Chill for 2-3 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; form each ball into football shape and set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip footballs in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack over waxed paper; let stand until set, about 30 minutes.
  3. Pipe frosting laces onto footballs. Tint remaining frosting green. Using a #233 or #234 tip, pipe grass over cupcakes. Just before serving, insert a toothpick into each football. Insert toothpick into cupcake to position football. Yield: 3 dozen.
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