12 jalapeno peppers
6 ounces cream cheese softened
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 ounces sharp cheddar shredded
2 tablespoons chives finely chopped
¼ cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter melted
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Wearing gloves, slice the jalapenos in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon, scoop out the seeds and membranes.
In a bowl mix cream cheese, garlic powder, cheddar cheese and chives (if using).
In a separate bowl, combine crumbs and melted butter.
Fill jalapenos with the cheese mixture. Top with crumbs.
Place on a baking pan and bake 18-22 minutes or until golden.
Cool 5-10 minutes before serving.