Pepper Popper Fingers

These creepy fingers will look great at your halloween party.  And the cheesey filling will ensure you eat a whole handful.  (Haha.  Get it?  ... Ugh.)

Yield: 24 poppers


  • 12 jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 lb. colby cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Italian flavor Panko bread crumbs
  • Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  1. Cut the stems from the peppers.  Cut in half lengthwise and remove seeds.  Set aside.
  2. Cream together the cheeses, chili powder, and garlic powder.  Spoon into the peppers.  (You'll have plenty extra, so be generous)
  3. Press each pepper into bread crumbs.
  4. Add a dab of ketchup to the tip of each pepper and cover with a sliced almond.
  5. Place on a baking sheet that's been lined with aluminum foil.  Bake at 325°F for 25 minutes.  Serve hot.
Adapted from Taste of Home.