Jalapeno Cream Cheese Poppers

Aren’t jalapenos just the best?? I know so many people that hear the word ‘jalapeno’ and immediately think ‘hot’, ‘teary eyes’, ‘mouth on fire’, etc. Yes, I know that jalapenos have some heat, but they’re really not as bad as you would expect. Especially when paired with cream cheese. It cools off the spiciness perfectly, which was just the case with these little babies:

These are easy to whip up in no time and they’re a definite crowd pleaser. There are only three ingredients and would make the best appetizer to bring to a guest’s house, to a super bowl party, or (if you’re like me) to just eat at home, all by yourself. (This recipe was found at My Homemade Life.)


  • 1 (8oz.) block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup minced jalapenos (or 1/2 can, drained, if that’s easier for ya)
  • 1 tube of regular crescent rolls
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and jalapenos – mix well and set aside.
  3. Open your crescent rolls (do not separate them) and lay them on the counter. (After you’ve sanitized it of course.)
  4. Separate long ways on the perforation, so you have two long sheets of crescent rolls with 4 rolls each in them.
  5. Pinch the remaining perforations together on each of the two sheets (use a rolling pin if necessary) to make two continuous crescent roll sheets.
  6. Divide the cream cheese mixture and spread evenly over both crescent sheets.
  7. Roll them up hot dog style (or from the short end), to make a long cream cheese/crescent roll – do this for both crescents
  8. Cut each cream cheese/crescent roll into 12-16 pieces, depending on how big you want your resulting poppers to be.
  9. Place each one, standing up, on your cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes.
  10. Enjoy the creamy goodness.
In my opinion, the jalapenos give it just the right amount of kick to make it interesting. You can add more or less jalapenos or cream cheese to better suit your heat tolerance. I hope you love them!
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  1. says

    These poppers look absolutely delicious! I love jalapeños and that cream cheese will tone down some of the heat for the faint of heart. lol

  2. says

    My hubby was standing behind me while I was looking at this post and he said, mmmmm can you make me those? hahaha I guess I will have to be trying this recipe out! We love jalapenos and this recipe is right up our alley!

  3. says

    Oooooh these look absolutely divine! I am sneaking over to the neighbor’s garden for some jalapeno. (Don’t worry I’ll share).
    Thank you for posting!

  4. says

    So I saw these somewhere (probably pinterest) and made them a couple of weeks ago. And they were DELISH! and while I was at it, (not being healthy at all) I went ahead and added some real bacon bits to the mixture AND IT TOOK IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL! I highly suggest it. You can’t go wrong with bacon.

  5. says

    Seriously crescent rolls are the best invention ever. I’ll be making these the next time I need to bring an app to a party. Thanks for sharing on Whatcha Whipped Up

  6. says

    Thanks for linking these up, I used to enjoy a bread from a Mexican bakery years ago that was stuffed with cream cheese and jalapenos and these would be much easier to make.

  7. Sally says

    Have made these 3 times now in the past month! The hottest by far has been the canned jalapeƱos – the juice gets mixed throughout the cream cheese. Raw jalapeƱos are really subtle, and DO NOT USE canned mild chilis (I tried these only after my store didn’t have any canned jalapeƱos – it was such a disaster that I took them with me, but didn’t even take them out of the car for the party!!!). These are soon good. This last time, I put them on a plate with some bacon, and they ended up with a bacony taste. Maybe I’ll try to incorporate bacon next time. The possibilities are endless!!!!!!

    • highheelsandgrills says

      Wow, this is awesome!! The bacon options sounds amazing. I may need to try that. Thanks for the suggestions and for stopping by! XO

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