Easy and Cute Halloween Appetizer Recipe for Adults – Jalapeno Mummies!
Have you decided to organize a little costume party for October 31? Great! Children and adults can celebrate together and have fun on the spookiest night of the year! All that’s left is to choose a themed menu… Short of ideas on Halloween appetizers for adults? You will undoubtedly like this idea, as it is not only easy to make, but delicious too!
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Halloween Appetizer for Adults – Jalapeno Mummies
Frankly, it is easier to come up with Halloween party food for children than those for their parents. Halloween pancakes, kid-friendly deviled eggs – and that’s it! At the end of the day, kids are mostly interested in sweets, right? But when it comes to Halloween appetizers for adults, the standard is set high. So, here’s a savory recipe that won’t disappoint your guests – adorable and delicious jalapeno mummies also known as “jalapeno poppers”!
Yield and Necessary Ingredients
By the way, examined on the Scoville scale, jalapeno peppers are not classified as too hot. However, if necessary, you can make this quick and easy Halloween appetizer with small sweet peppers so that it is suitable for everyone – from people with sensitive stomachs to young children. Here is the list of ingredients needed for 16 to 20 Jalapeno poppers appetizers which are enough for 4 to 6 people:
- 8,5 oz/250 grams cream cheese spread, at room temperature
- 5 oz/140 grams grated mozzarella, cheddar or gouda cheese
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- 8 oz/225 g puff pastry
- 1 egg, large
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 32 to 40 sugar eyes *
*This type of candy is sold in batches, even online, but if you prefer and have the time, you can make your own sugar eyes.
Jalapeno Poppers for Halloween Step by Step
Take the cheese spread out of the fridge, preheat the oven to 350F/180 C and cover a baking sheet with baking paper. Then, cut each chili or pepper in half lengthwise, without removing the stem, and empty its interior of seeds and membranes with a small teaspoon.
Place the cream cheese, grated hard cheese and spices in a medium sized bowl and mix together until combined. Next, fill each jalapeno half with the seasoned cream cheese mixture.
Roll out the dough on the work surface, barely roll it out with the rolling pin and cut it into thin strips widthwise with a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Next, wrap 2 to 3 strips of dough around each jalapeno half, leaving space near the stem for eyes. Arrange the wrapped jalapeno poppers, cut side up, on the prepared baking sheet.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk until smooth and lightly brush the chili halves with a pastry brush. Place in the oven and bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. Let the mummies cool for 5 minutes before decorating them with a pair of sugar eyes. Serve hot or at room temperature and enjoy with friends!
An easy Halloween appetizer in 30 minutes with impressive results!