Are you looking for Halloween food recipes or appetizer ideas to serve at a Halloween party? Well, you are in the right place. Easy Halloween Jalapeño Mummies are a cute, spooktacular treat that is easy to prepare and will have your family and friends marveling at how creative you are.
These super cute, yummy snacks are perfect to serve as an appetizer for a Halloween Party or even as a healthy after school snack for your kids. And, who could resist these spooky tasty treats?
Easy Halloween Jalapeño Mummies are really just dressed up jalapeño poppers with ghostly googly eyes peeping out between layers of flaky crescent roll dough. The jalapeño peppers are stuffed with a combination of cream cheese and pepper jack cheese which gives them a spicy bite. If you are making these adorable mummy poppers for young children, you might want to substitute Monterrey Jack cheese for the pepper jack cheese to tone down the kick a bit. Although it seems like Halloween is mostly about all things the candy, these spooky Jalapeño Mummies are a nice healthy alternative to sweet treats and your big and little kids will love them!
Do you love Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers? Check out my recipe for Baked Bacon Ranch Jalapeño Poppers! They are delicious too!
If you are looking for other easy, tasty Halloween food or appetizer ideas you might want to check out my Halloween Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs, Easy Halloween Meringue Ghosts or Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip.
The ingredients for Halloween Jalapeño Mummies couldn’t be easier. All you need are jalapeño peppers, cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, refrigerated crescent roll dough, kosher salt and pepper and candy googly eyes. You can find the candy googly eyes in the baking ingredient section of your grocery store; they are also available at Michael’s and other hobby stores that carry baking and candy making supplies.
If you are ready to make these delicious treats, gather your ingredients and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Slice the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and ribs. Leave the stems on. Discard the seeds and ribs. (A serrated grapefruit spoon works well for this task. Also, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling the peppers and avoid touching your eyes.)
In a small bowl mix the cream cheese, pepper jack cheese (substitute Monterrey Jack cheese for less heat.) garlic and onion powders and salt and pepper. Mix well.
Fill the jalapeño peppers with the cheese mixture. Don’t overfill or the cheese will ooze out while baking.
Unroll the crescent roll dough leaving the triangles together and pinching the perforations together. Cut thin strips (about 1/2 inch wide) of dough and wrap one or two pieces around each pepper half. Leave a space at the top open to insert the googly eyes when they are done.
Make an egg wash by combining the egg and about one tablespoon of water. Mix well.
Place the mummies on your baking sheet, and brush a thin layer of egg wash on each one.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until the mummies are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and place the candy googly eyes in the melted cheese.
Serve immediately and enjoy!