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Jalapeno Cheddar Bites

Crispy bite size jalapeno cheddar bites will be a hit at your next party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked jalapeno cheese balls, jalapeno popper bites
Servings: 45
Calories: 47kcal
Author: Bernadette

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese ,softened
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese ,shredded and lightly crumbled with your hands
  • 1/2 cup finely diced seeded jalapenos
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet ( or two smaller ones) with parchment paper.
  • Slice jalapenos in half length-wise and remove seeds (wear gloves if you have even the tiniest cut on your hand or are sensitive). Chop the jalapeno's fine.
  • In a large bowl combine softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sliced jalapenos and egg, mix well.
  • In a separate shallow bowl combine panko breadcrumbs, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder, mixing well.
  • Roll mixture into 1 inch balls, then roll each ball in the breadcrumbs. Place on lined baking sheets, one inch apart.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes, carefully turn (TIP: let them cool for a minute or two before you turn them!) and bake for 3-7 minutes more, or until both sides are lightly browned. WATCH CAREFULLY!
  • Remove from the oven and cool for a minute or two before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 19mg | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.2mg