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Bacon Jalapeño Popper Dip

I don’t know about you, but I am starting to get pumped for the Big Game! It’s looking pretty good for my hometown team to go all the way, so I am already prepping to throw a block party to celebrate. I have some amazing savory and sweet Nabisco recipes that will have the fans cheering!

For all those who love a little spice in their life, I highly recommend the Bacon Jalapeño Popper Dip. It’s everything you love about a traditional Jalapeño popper but in dip form. It’s so easy to throw together and you can make it as spicy or mild as you like.

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Dip

Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 28 min Makes 2-1/2 cups dip or 20 servings, 2 Tbsp. dip and 11 WHEAT THINS each.


1 pkg. (7 oz.) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided

4 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped, divided

4 green onions, chopped, divided

1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened

3 large, pickled jalapeño peppers, chopped

1 tsp. ground cumin




Heat oven to 350°F.

Reserve 1/4 cup shredded cheese, 2 Tbsp. bacon and 1 Tbsp. onions for later use. Mix remaining shredded cheese, bacon and onions with Neufchatel cheese, peppers and cumin until blended.

Spoon cheese mixture into 8-inch cast-iron skillet sprayed lightly with cooking spray; top with reserved shredded cheese and bacon.

Bake 15 to 18 min. or until hot and bubbly.

Sprinkle with reserved onions. Serve with WHEAT THINS.




Substitute 1/4 cup real bacon bits for the chopped cooked turkey bacon, reserving 1 Tbsp. to sprinkle on top with onions after baking.


Pickled Jalapeño Peppers

The canned pickled whole jalapeño peppers can be found in the ethnic food section of your supermarket. If you can’t find them, you can instead prepare this recipe using 1/2 cup drained pickled jalapeño nacho slices. Chop the nacho slices before using as directed.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 210 calories, 10g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 5g total sugars includes 4g added sugars, 6g protein

Of course, you cannot have something so deliciously savory without something as scrumptiously sweet (in my honest opinion.) So, I have found the most decadent brownie to add to your play book for the Big Game. It brings an extra kick of sweetness by adding some salty chips and pretzels. I know you are probably side eyeing me right now, but don’t knock it until you try it! Just click the link here to find the Half-Time OREO Kitchen Sink Brownie. 

 Now that you have a few more recipes to appease the football fans in your home, I want to know which you will try. Are you Team Savory or Team Sweet? Be sure to take some pictures during the Big Game and tag us! Regardless if you’re a little bit savory or a little bit sweet, you will score big with the entire crowd when you bring out the best during half-time with these Nabisco snacks.

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Erica Hemmings