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Appetizers

KRAFT Deluxe Mac & Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

KRAFT Deluxe Mac & Cheese Jalapeno Poppers recipe
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Get your next party started with deep-fried, cracker-crumbed balls of bacon and jalapeno-spiked KRAFT Deluxe Mac & Cheese.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
50 min
servings
total:
30 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (14 oz.) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
48
 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 2 cups), divided
1
 egg, beaten
4
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked, crumbled
2
tsp.  chopped drained pickled jalapeño nacho slices
4
oz.  (1/4 of 16-oz. pkg.) VELVEETA®, cut into 30 cubes
 Vegetable oil

Make It

PREPARE Dinner in large saucepan as directed on package. Stir in 1 cup cracker crumbs, egg, bacon and jalapeno peppers until blended. Cool 20 min.

SHAPE into 30 balls, using scant 1/4 cup macaroni mixture for each ball. Insert 1 VELVEETA cube into center of each ball, completely enclosing VELVEETA cube. Roll in remaining cracker crumbs until evenly coated. Place in single layer on waxed paper-covered baking sheet.

HEAT oil to 375ºF in deep fryer. Add balls, a few at a time; cook 2 min. or until golden brown. Drain well. Serve warm.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Don't Have a Deep Fryer?
Heat 3 inches of oil in large saucepan to 375ºF. Use to cook poppers as directed.
Make Ahead
Prepare poppers as directed but do not cook. Refrigerate up to 4 hours before cooking as directed.
Make it Easy
Use a small (1-oz.) ice cream scoop to portion the macaroni mixture for each popper.
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