When most of us think of Halloween treats, our minds usually go straight to candy, caramel apples, chocolate, and all things sweet — well, unless you're a zombie. Halloween is certainly the best time of the year to indulge in your favorite candies, whether you're a Kit Kat and Snickers person or you prefer Skittles and Jolly Ranchers. But if you've already reached a point of sugar consumption that's so high it's starting to whittle your teeth into little Dracula fangs, these spicy mummy poppers can take the place of all those cavity-inducing sweets. Options for savory Halloween snacks are few and far between, but thanks to this quick and easy recipe from Miss Food Addict (@MissFoodAddict00) on TikTok, even if you don't have much of a sweet tooth, you no longer have to miss out on all the festive goodies Halloween has to offer.
To make spicy mummy poppers, you'll need four main ingredients: jalapeño peppers, cream cheese, Mexican-blend shredded cheese, and crescent-roll dough. If you want to go the extra mile, you can use edible googly eyes, but these will look and taste just as delicious regardless.
Start by slicing the jalapeños lengthwise, removing the stem from the top and the seeds from the inside. In a small bowl, combine half a block of softened cream cheese with double the amount of shredded cheese. Fill all the jalapeño halves with the cheese mixture and set them aside. Unravel the crescent dough — this will be the mummy's bandages — and divide each triangular segment lengthwise into thinner pieces. Wrap the crescent dough around each jalapeño half, starting with the thick end of the dough at the top of the pepper. Make sure to leave enough space for the edible googly eyes if you're adding them, then bake in the oven at 350°F until golden brown. After cooling, place the mummy's eyes and serve.
This recipe makes eight to 12 spicy mummy poppers, but it's an easy one to double and share — you won't want to keep this recipe under wraps (or bandages).