Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked honey hot jalapeno poppers are the perfect mix of sweet and spicy!

They make a great appetizer or game day snack recipe.

These are great served hot and also you can serve them at room temperature if you are bringing them to a party or celebration.

I cooked mine in my Traeger pellet grill but you could also cook them on the smoker or even in the oven at the same time and temp.

How to make smoked honey hot jalapeno poppers recipe

You’ll start by setting out your ingredients which are jalapenos, bacon, cream cheese, and Mexican shredded cheese.

And of course you’ll need some Nashville hot seasoning or Buffalo seasoning to make things extra spicy.

You can set out your honey as well although we will not be using the honey until the very end.

ingredients for the poppers

Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and white ribs.

My hands are super sensitive to jalapenos so I do wear kitchen gloves.

jalapenos cut in half no seeds

Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature to make the filling easier to blend.

Put the cream cheese, shredded cheese, and either the Nashville hot or Buffalo seasoning into a bowl.

spicy cheesy filling

Next, fill each jalapeno half with the spicy cheesy mixture.

stuffing the first jalapeno

Then wrap each jalapeno popper with bacon, overlapping slightly and tucking if needed.

wrapping the poppers with bacon

Finally, a little extra sprinkle of the Nashville hot or Buffalo seasoning to make things even more yummy and then we are headed to the smoker!

seasoning more over the wrapped jalalepnos

Set your smoker or Traeger pellet grill to 250 degrees.

Then place the jalapenos right on the grill grate for about 2 hours.

peppers on the smoker before cooking

During the last 15 minutes of cook time, drizzle a little honey over top to create that magical sweet and spicy combo!

drizzling honey over Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

Once the bacon is cooked to your liking after about two hours gently remove them and let them cool slightly before serving.

We had our smoked honey hot jalapeno poppers with even more honey drizzled over top 🙂

Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

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Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

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Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

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Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

Cheri Renee
Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers are cheesy in the center with a spicy seasoning, wrapped in bacon and smoked with a honey glaze
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 14 poppers
Calories 119 kcal

Equipment

  • Smoker
  • Traeger/Pellet Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 6 to 8 jalapenos
  • 8 oz block cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used Mexican blend)
  • 1 Tbsp Nashville Hot or buffalo seasoning (plus more to sprinkle over top)
  • 12 to 16 slices of bacon (regular cut, not thick cut)
  • honey

Instructions
 

  • Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise. Scrape the seeds and white ribs out with a spoon.
    Note: If you have sensitive skin gloves are recommended.
  • Put the cream cheese, shredded cheese, and Nashville or buffalo seasoning in a bowl. Stir until evenly mixed, this does take a minute or two but the room temp cream cheese helps.
  • Wrap a slice of bacon around each popper, overlapping slightly and tucking the bacon at the end if needed. Sprinkle more Nashville or buffalo seasoning over top.
  • Preheat the smoker to 250 degrees. Place the poppers on the grate for 2 hours. Drizzle honey over the top during the last 15 minutes.
  • Let cool before serving. Drizzle more honey over top if desired.
Keyword Appetizer, Bacon, Game Day, Honey Hot, Jalapeno Poppers, Jalapenos, Pellet Grill, Recipe, Smoked, Traeger

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