Breanna’s Candied Jalapeno Cheese ball Is A Winner!

We think this recipe is a winner for any gathering!  Breanna entered her Super Bowl recipe in our facebook challenge contest and won 2 jars of candied jalapenos and a cookbook!

Breanna's Candied Jalapeno Cheese ball

  • 1/2 cup of campbell gardens candied jalapeños (chopped in food processor)
  • 10 slices of bacon
  • 1/3 package of Hillshire Farms all beef smokies (about 10)
  • 1 (8 ounce package) cream cheese, softened
  • brown sugar
  • crackers


  1. preheat oven to 400 degrees, prepare baking sheet (with edge) with tin foil for easy cleanup
  2. in bowl coat smokies and bacon with brown sugar and place on prepared baking sheet
  3. bake in oven for 15 minutes
  4. while meats are baking combine candied jalapenos and cream cheese, mixing well
  5. remove bacon and smokies from oven. Blot bacon with paper towel to remove grease and return bacon to oven for another 6 minutes or until crispy. caution: Bacon will become crisper once removed from oven.
  6. let smokies cool to touch and place in food processor, pulse until Coarsely chopped then add to cream cheese mixture.
  7. remove bacon from oven and immediately move slices to a paper towel to remove any remaining grease.
  8. place 5 slices in food Processor then add to cream cheese mixture.
  9. add remaining slices of bacon to processor and chop and set aside for outside of cheese ball.
  10. Cool mixture in refrigerator until firm and shape into a cheese ball.
  11. roll in remaining candied bacon pieces.
  12. serve with crackers and enjoy!


Posted on February 3, 2014 .