Thai Peanut Stuffed Jalapeños

Ready in 30 minutes, these jalapeño poppers take on a Thai influence in a standout snack that’s right at home at either casual or dressed-up affairs.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

1
can (26 oz) pickled whole jalapeño chiles, drained, rinsed
4
oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup honey roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1 With small sharp knife, cut each chile in half, leaving stem on one of the halves. Scoop out seeds; rinse chiles. Drain, cut side down, on paper towel.
  • 2 Meanwhile, place cream cheese in resealable freezer plastic bag; seal. Cut 1/2 inch off one corner of bag; set aside. In small bowl, mix peanut butter and brown sugar. Spoon mixture into another resealable freezer plastic bag; seal. Cut 1/2 inch off one corner of bag.
  • 3 Squeeze bag containing cream cheese to fill each chile half with about 1/2 teaspoon cream cheese; repeat with peanut butter mixture. Dip surface of peanut butter into chopped peanuts. Arrange stuffed jalapeños on platter; serve at room temperature.

Expert Tips

Look for jalapeños that say “en escabeche” on the label. This means they are pickled in a liquid of vinegar, onions and carrots. Some brands may not include this on the label, so just check the ingredient list on the can.

Try these warm. Prepare as directed; place on broiler pan in between indents to prevent the stuffed jalapeños from rolling while baking. Bake at 350°F 10 minutes or until warm. Cool slightly before eating.

The small end of a small melon baller works wonderfully to remove the seeds and hollow out the inside of the chiles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.