Ingredients for 40 appetizers
1 to 2 pounds of bacon
2 (8-oz) blocks of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
20 whole, fresh jalapeños
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and set aside.
Cut the jalapeños in half, lengthwise. Remove the seeds and membranes. Stuff each jalapeño half with cream cheese. Wrap each jalapeño half with bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. If after 20 minutes the bacon doesn't look brown enough, turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish. Just keep a close eye so they don't burn! Serve immediately or at room temperature.