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Skip the Fast Food: DIY Ched 'R' Peppers

So, last week, I made some Ched Pepper Quiche that was amazing!  And, it got me to thinking that there had to be a more grown-up/whole-foodsie way to make those good 'ole Ched Peppers.  And, it turns out, I was right!

So, instead of sidling up to the stall at Sonic, give these a go.  They'd be a hit at a party, but also hit the spot when you just happen to be craving something spicy and cheesy.

12 jalapenos, halved and seeds removed
1 box puff pastry (2 sheets)
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 c. bacon pieces
1 c. cheddar, shredded
garlic, minced
1 egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Unfold thawed pastry sheet and roll into a  rectangle.  Slice each sheet into twelve squares, making a total of 24 squares with both sheets.  In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, bacon, cheddar, garlic, and a pinch of salt.  Spoon filling into jalapeno halves.

Wrap pastry squares around stuffed jalapenos and arrange on a baking sheet.  Whisk together egg and 3 Tbs. water and brush over poppers.  Bake for 20 minutes or until puffy and golden.

This recipe is a modified version of the original, which can be viewed here.