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Baked Jalapeno Popper Bites

Who loves bar food? I love bar food. I love hot wings. I love greasy burgers. I love those fried jalapeno poppers smothered in ranch dressing. I’m sure many people can agree. What I don’t love about bar food is the food baby I have for the next 12 hours after eating bar food. I clicked a link on Pinterest one day of some baked jalapeno popper bites. Too bad they were NOT baked, and the pinner just wrote that in the comments. Sad day. I took it into my own hands to make BAKED jalapeno popper bites and came up with these bad boys.

Not only are they gooey, cheesy, jalapeno-ey deliciousness, they’re low calorie and take all of about 15 minutes to make. Usually 5 jalapeno poppers is around 350 calories. This whole recipe (8 poppers) is less than that. Can’t get any better than that right?!

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Baked Jalapeno Popper Bites

Servings: 2 (4 pieces per serving)

Amount per serving: 155 calories- 17g carbs—6g fat—6g protein—2 g sugar

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 small wonton wrappers
  • 2 1/5 tablespoons Neufchatel (1/3 less fat) cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 jalapeno rings (pickled from a jar)
  • small bowl of water
  • cooking spray

 

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay out your wonton wrappers and divide out the cream cheese and cheddar cheese into the center of each wrapper. Image
  3. Put 1 jalapeno ring in each wrapper
  4. Dip your fingers into the bowl of water and lightly run your fingers over the edges of a wrapper (this make the edges stick together).
  5. Fold the wrapper so it forms a triangle around the insides (you may have to pick it up and press it a little to make sure the jalapeno lies flat and the edges close up). Side Note: I horrendously need a manicure.Image
  6. Once closed, put each bite onto a greased (spray with cooking spray) baking sheet.
  7. Spray the tops of the bites with cooking spray then put into the oven for 5 minutes.
  8. Flip them and bake for another 3 minutes.
  9. Let them cool a little bit and dig in!

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As much as I love bar food, I love healthy bar food alternatives better and this recipe is perfect!

 

Directions for easy printing

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay out your wonton wrappers and divide out the cream cheese and cheddar cheese into the center of each wrapper.
  3. Put 1 jalapeno ring in each wrapper
  4. Dip your fingers into the bowl of water and lightly run your fingers over the edges of a wrapper (this make the edges stick together).
  5. Fold the wrapper so it forms a triangle around the insides (you may have to pick it up and press it a little to make sure the jalapeno lies flat and the edges close up).
  6. Once closed, put each bite onto a greased (spray with cooking spray) baking sheet.
  7. Spray the tops of the bites with cooking spray then put into the oven for 5 minutes.
  8. Flip them and bake for another 3 minutes.
  9. Let them cool a little bit and dig in!

 

 

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