A Halloween Giveaway and Devil Poppers

The winner of the Amish basket from last week is: beverly@beverlysbackporch Send me your info and I will mail it right out to you. I brought it along on my trip so you won't have to wait long for your prize!

This weeks Teddy's Treats giveaway is for a basket of Halloween. It is filled with all sorts of goodies. It has some miniature Indian corn, honey bear, Halloween candies, dip mix, a Halloween mask, etc.. To enter, leave a comment on this post. If you are not already a follower, sign on to follow. The winner will be announced next Saturday and a new giveaway from my trip will be posted at that time.


I will be gathering all sorts of treats on this trip and will use them for several of the next giveaways.



This is a short post since I am en route to New England. I've posted these before but I thought it was worth showing them again for the new followers. Plus, this is a great Halloween recipe. Some of you know these or something similar to these as poppers. We call them Devil Poppers because of how scary addictive they are. When a tray of these is placed on the table, people turn into demons trying to eat as many as possible. Someone once told me that I could sell these on the street like crack...thus the name.

To make them you cut the jalapenos in half and scoop out all of the seeds and veins. I wear rubber gloves. Note to self and to anyone attempting to make these: put your contacts in before you start this recipe if you wear contacts. It is painful beyond belief otherwise. Trust me, I know this first hand.

I like to try to leave the stems on when I can because they make neat little handles.

Grate some sharp cheddar cheese and mix it with a bar of cream cheese.

Fill each pepper with some of this mixture.

Top this with a Lil' Smokey sausage.

Wrap the entire pepper with a strip of thin sliced bacon. Pull the bacon tight as you wrap the pepper. When the peppers cook the bacon shrinks and makes a nice tight popper.


Bake these on a rack set over a cookie sheet at 375 degrees until the bacon is crisp. This takes approximately 45 minutes. The smell....OMG, the smell!!!


And take my advice on this one; make a ton of these. I made 50 of them recently for my daughter's friends. They were gone in under 10 minutes eaten by a handful of people.

I made these for the same group last summer and one of the guys said he thought about them every single day since then. They are truly evil!


Since you remove the seeds and veins these are not particularly spicy. But they certainly are delicious! You won't be sorry if you try this recipe. Unless of course you happen to rub your eye!


*Tomorrow I shall begin posting pics of the trip

Comments

LyndaB said…
It is wayyy too early in the morning for me to be thinking about those Devil Poppers... but I am and I'm drooling. Those look awesome!
SalemMomma said…
Oh wow, those poppers look SO GOOD! I'm drooling over here, lol. Thanks for the recipe. You have a great giveaway, I hope I win!
Scrap Vamp said…
Those devil poppers look delicious! What'better than bacon!? The goodies in the basket also look wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win it!

~Celina
forevervampress@aol.com
http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com
Amy said…
Mmmmm.. those look really good!
Sharon Lovejoy said…
They ARE addictive. I love them and they're the first things to disappear at a gathering.

COMING TO NEW ENGLAND???? WHERE? And we're leaving today.

Have a great time dear,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island
Tammy N said…
Count me in for another one of your generous give-aways!

The poppers look delish!!
Caryn said…
I love jalapeno poppers. I love bacon. The two together must indeed be devilishly heavenly.
Your blog is permanently pinned to my top sites.
Congratulations to Beverly! Next weeks giveaway looks just as fantastic as this one!

I really must try these devil poppers. They sound so delicious!

Have a great and safe trip! and thanks for the books!
Christer.
William Bezek said…
I couldn't help but notice what's in the basket...PUMPKIN POOP! HaHaHa!
Becky said…
Another LOVELY Basket - enter me PLEASE!!!! And these poppers look AWESOME! I will have to buy the ingredients the next time I go to the store!
Divaeva said…
wow...those poppers look amazing!
oooo and I so wanna win pumpkin poop!
My nephew, Randy will love these. He can probably eat 50 by himself.

I am so excited about winning the Amish Basket from last week. Have already send you my information. Can hardly wait to get it. Thanks!
I can see how everyone would fight for those poppers! Yummy! I love your new basket of Halloween giveaway! Thanks for your generous gifts! Enjoy your Salem trip!
Brooke said…
The basket is lovely... As for the Devil Poppers already love them. Have had to make them a few times for get togethers and they were always a hit... Can't wait to see photos of the trip....
Kallan said…
*drooling* over both the giveaway AND the poppers!! DELISH!
Marjorie said…
Please count me in for your giveaway. Can't wait to see your Salem pictures!
Tracy DeLuca said…
Those poppers look awesome and so does the giveaway basket!
Ellie said…
Those poppers look delish! Would love a chance to win the Halloween gift basket.
Wendy said…
Wow, what decadent poppers! It's a nice cold weekend here and these look wonderful to make. How nice of Teddy to offer us a giveaway of treats :) I'm already a follower of your blog.
The Traveler said…
OOOH..lovely basket.
Judith said…
Your goodies are always so pretty!
BleuMoon said…
such a wonderful basket and have a fun journey!

bleumoon
Diane said…
yummmmmm! i'm making those next time i have to bring a pot luck dish! my daughter is standing behind me insisting we go to the grocery store NOW! lol
I can't wait here about your New England adventures! And those poppers look yum, yum!
Sea Gypsy said…
OMG...those Devil Poppers look amazing! Their evil lure is enticing me to make some immediately, and do not think I can resist. Who knew evil tasted so good? :)

Please enter me for another chance at another wonderful basket. I am a follower. Thank you!

~frogshell@mac.com
Thmini2 said…
I love seeing what recipes you come up with. They always look so delishous (sp?) I also love to hear about your travels. You find such interesting places.
I would love to enter your give-away.
a male friend of mine had a girlfriend who made these- people were angry when he broke up with her because the poppers went as well. Now thanks to you, I can be the cool girlfriend in the bunch with the poppers to supply!
Pricilla said…
I hope you are having a blast!
JJ was put to good use yesterday - I made 9 loaves of bread and an angel food cake for the Food Bank's fundraiser!
Chris said…
Now that I have seen the pictures of the poppers...they will have to make an appearance in my kitchen! I hope they disappear as fast as yours did!
Would love to win the next basket of Holloween treats! Count me in and can't wait to see the photos of the trip!
debbie said…
This is a perfect recipe for my son to take to a halloween party.
I would love the basket. I am a gfc follower.
debbie
twoofakind12@yahoo.com
Congratulations to the latest winner of Teddy's Treats!

Wonderful new Teddy Treat!

Be safe in your travels!

Hugs and love to Teddy Autumn Fluffs!
Mina said…
I love peppers and those look so decadent! Can't wait to try them.
Ann said…
I look forward to each of your blogs-have tried some of your recipes over the past year and they have been right on-must give this one a try. Lived in the Cleveland area for almost 20 years before returning to the East coast-your road trip blogs bring back alot of memories. Angie
ooh a halloween basket. nothing better really. I follow.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com
i thought about you finally getting on the road..was watching the clock and doing the math on east coast time and knew you were on your way....brendan's post was cool...

can't wait to see where you are

i'm thinking about you guys...

k and t.
p.s. the devil poppers are on the menu at farmhouse for appetizers on tricks and treats :-)
yum
do i ever LOVE Li'l smokies :-)
we dip them in fondue.
Yalco (Chris) said…
Hope you're having a great time on your trip. Look forward to hearing and seeing all about it.

The poppers look amazing. Think I might have try making them myself for our next work potluck in November. I think they would be a staff favorite.

As always, consider me for you give-away. You always offer something unique and fun!
D.Suplicki said…
Those devil poppers look delicious! If only I could handle spicy foods. :( Maybe I'll give it a try with some sweet peppers and see how that works out.

Have a wonderful trip. I miss New England desperately and can't wait to see photos.
Mel Mel said…
Might just have to try those devil poppers. Yum Yum! Looking forward to hearing about your trip!
Ryan said…
Hey! Love your blog WAY TO MUCH! It gives me that warm, exited, felling I used to get when I was younger whenever I heard the crunch of the October leaves under my feet.

I love all your recipes especially the beef bourguignon. I made it last Halloween for my family and we eat every last morsel! I think I'll make the pasta fagioli for my Home Economics Exam. I'm sure I'll get an A with it! I don't know if you do requests but I'd like to see your take on an Irish Tea Brack because it seems to always be a big commodity in Ireland during this time of year.
DON'T FORGET THE RING! Hahahahah!

I'd love to enter for the treat basket giveaway.

Keep posting,
Many thanks,
Ryan,
Ireland.
decareis said…
Hello Joyce
It seems to be delicious!
I was drooling! hehehehehe
If the translator to help you understand.
Good night
Andrea
Devil poppers! What a great Halloween menu starter!
Sparkless said…
Oh yum those Devil poppers look delish! I can't wait to make some.
Congrats to the winner of the basket.
Add my name in for your next draw.
Brenda Jean said…
Oh man, those look SOOOO good. We are having a bonfire for our teens on Halloween, and they are outside while we are inside. I might have to make us some of these to snack on:) Yum.

brenda at standbesideher dot com
Congrats to Beverly! I'm a follower, have been for a while! Love love love your recipes! Please enter me in this giveaway as well :D And have fun on your trip to New England!
susitravl said…
I love the poppers too! I never seem to make enough - even people who don't like jalapenos love these.

susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

Can't wait for the trip pics!
Max's Mommy said…
Those poppers sound awesome, except I don't like bacon. Dang it!!
Anonymous said…
Those poppers look AMAZING. I will be making those at Halloween along with the other treats I'm planning!

The basket is cool. Thanks for the chance to win it!
Starre said…
Looks pretty tasty.
And your basket looks beautiful, as always.
The devil poppers are a treat I will most likely miss, but they did look quite delicious in your photos, Joyce.

Hope you have a good trip to New England. We are currently on a month long road trip through Maine watching the fall colors! Will look forward to reading your travel posts.
Millie said…
You have the most creative recipes! I'm sure those would not last long around here.
Nydia said…
Hmmm... Devil poppers... I can almost smell them from here...

And this basket is beyond words!

Kisses from us.
TMCPhoto said…
I can't wait to see your the post about your trip. Last year was so much fun to read about
Carapace said…
Oooh, those are tasty-- we always try to get them hot as possible, but yeah, taking out the seeds pretty much untooths a jalapeno.

They're also fantastic with shrimp instead of cheddar!

(also: aaawww, Halloween basket!)

carapacenator(at)gmail.com
Joane said…
Your recipies are amazing! Dangerous but, amazing. I made the Mabon cake and it was fantastic.
Jennifer Rose said…
i keep meaning to make these for hubby, he loves stuff like this
Creepy Glowbugg said…
I'm having a Halloween party this weekend and those poppers are on the menu fo sho! My husband loves jalapeno poppers so he will be sure to LOVE these!
Great basket too!
Birgit said…
Oh, the Devil Poppers look delicious! :)

Thanks for the chance to win the Halloween goodies. Now that would be really a treat... :) :) :)

-- Birgit
Oooo, I would love to see some of those cool curly horns, I wonder if they are anything like curly frys?
Shaiha said…
Thank you so much for the recipe! I am going to be having a housewarming party and these look perfect for an appetizer.
Char said…
Even if I don't win your great looking giveaway, I'm still a winner with this popper recipe! I'm on my way out to the garden to collect all the jalapenos we have left and make these asap! As a follower, I'm finding your recipes are amazing. Thanks so much!
nightowl said…
What a nice variety of items in the basket.
These poppers look delicious and I know I will have to make them.
winit6 at hotmail.com
Cindy said…
Mmm... Devil Poppers! That's just pure genius.

Thank you for offering such fun and generous giveaways. :)

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com
Janet said…
Wow - another great recipe....thanks!

Janet
looks like an amazing recipe! Please enter me in this weeks giveaway!!!!!!!!
Ama said…
Love the goodie basket...a basket of Autumn Comfort. :o)

Please enter me, I am a follower.
Texmom said…
Am bookmarking this recipe to make for our holiday get-togethers.

Please enter me in this latest drawing.
Jenna Gayle said…
Bacon makes everything better :)
Those poppers are over-the-top! I'll add this to my (growing) binder of Octoberfarm recipes....

Peace,
Chris............
tournesol said…
What a great looking basket, please enter me, I would love to win it. A follower of course! (those poppers look really good!)
petoskystone said…
lovely basket! please consider me for your giveaway. my dtr. will love those poppers.
got to love the devil poppers... and yours always look so yummy.... found some wonderful jalepenos yesterday... may have to whip up a batch...

thank you again for your generous giveaways... they are always so grand...
Christine said…
MMMmmmm, bacon!

Found you this AM while "wasting" time reading blogs :). Please enter me in your giveaway. Looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks!
My lovely Life said…
Hello! I just love ur trips to different towns and events. I want to go to salem Ma for so long but gotta try to save for our home some day! I would love the goodies that ur giving away!
Sugar said…
Oh Jaz!! those look sooooo goood!! mmmmmm my mouth is watering!!

I would love to be entered in this giveaway! I love Halloween goodies!!!
Stephanie said…
ooo these look so delish!!! I'm so going to give these a try and I would love to be entered into your awesome giveaway I'm a follower (thegrants) :-)
srgrant(at)gmail(dot)com
BennuBird said…
Thank You for the popper recipe, Hubby loves the hot stuff! Can't wait to treat him with the tricks you have u your sleeve.

Blessings,
Mel
Autumnforest said…
Okay, it's official. I need to reheat my leftover Chinese for supper. I'm hungry. Somehow, I think it won't hit the spot. That looks soooo good!
Barb said…
Love all these great fall recipes!Please enter me in the give-away. Can't wait to see the pics from Salem.
Okay, this basket will surely kick-off the requisite 15 lbs. I need to gain during the holidays. Bring on the the elastic-waisted pants! Thanks for offering such wonderful give-aways :)
Kim Pate said…
Awesome basket. Awesome recipe. No surprise there. I love this season, especially since I get to share it with people who have never even carved a jack o'lantern!
COUNTRY PICKINS said…
Those peppers look so good. Yummy. The basket is so awesome, and I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you, linda gypsyluv1010@gmail.com
Aisha said…
YAY those do look amazing I wish to enter the contest!!
Lois said…
Ok ~ just what is a Lil smokey sausage? Is it a small hotdog? or an actual sausage? Just curious because I think I'll make these for our own little American Thanksgiving. [Ours is long past, but 3rd child loves Tortiere so it's our excuse to celebrate yet another Thanksgiving. Can never be thankful enough, anyway.

Kind of addicted to your site. BB