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My favorite thing about The Big Game isn’t actually watching the game. It’s the food! This year, we’re scaling back the party size with a smaller snack board spread and staying home. Taking a little help from the store is what I do best, so today, I’m sharing a snack board that you make and buy. I picked up all of the Kraft Heinz and Vanity Fair ® items I needed with a Walmart Grocery Pickup, making the whole process a breeze.
As I mentioned a took a lot of help from the store for this board. I love picking up items I know my family will love, and we’ll dive deeper into that when we make the board. Let’s get to the recipe.
Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos Recipe
Now let’s start with my delicious bacon-wrapped jalapeños. I’ve been making a variation of these for years, but this year I’m adding extra cheese. The creaminess of the Philadelphia ® Cream Cheese and the Kraft ® Mild Cheddar Shredded Cheese is a hit! I’d suggest taking your cream cheese out of the refrigerator 30-60 minutes ahead of time to soften. It will definitely make the assembly easier. I like to use an offset spatula to fill the jalapeños, but use whatever makes it easy for you.
Just mix the cheeses together, wrap half a slice of bacon around the jalapeno, and place on a baking sheet with a wire rack. For easier cleanup, you could also set it on parchment paper.
While you’re prepping to put the jalapenos in the oven, don’t forget to get out your paper products. I love Vanity Fair ® Extra Absorbent Paper Napkins for Game Day because you never know when a mess will show up and they are 2x thicker than the leading 2-ply napkin. Definitely a necessity for any snacking going on.
A delicious oven-baked spin on the classic jalapeno popper. A mix of cream cheese and cheddar is perfect for a game day snack board.
- 8 jalapeños
- 1 cup KRAFT Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese
- 1 package (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
- 8 slices OSCAR MAYER Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Slice jalapeños lengthwise and carefully remove seeds.
- In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and shredded cheese together.
- Slice bacon in half and set aside.
- With a tablespoon, fill each jalapeño half with the cheese mixture and wrap ½ slice of bacon around the stuffed jalapeño.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, then serve immediately.
Snack Board Assembly
Once everything is done, it is snack board assembly time! The actual board is a Lazy Susan. I love having a spinning capability for snacking if I can. I also like to have a variety of temperatures on my boards. For this board, I added the warm Bagel Bites ®Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Snacks and T.G.I Friday’s™ Loaded Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins. I paired it with a cool sour cream topped with chives for dipping as well as Kraft ® Mayochup. It’s an unexpected dip that goes great with everything on the board.
Let’s get those jalapenos on the board too! Both dipping options are great to cool off any residual heat from a jalapeno. I also love adding a crunch to the board the Planters ® Deluxe Whole Cashews are always a hit at our house and we keep a container on hand at all times.
Don’t forget your Vanity Fair ® napkins and drink of choice and you’re ready to watch the Big Game! Picking up everything at Walmart made this snack board quick, easy, and delicious. Consider picking up some of these favorites for Big Game watching by clicking here.
What is your go-to Game Day Snack?