Scary Halloween Jalapeño Popper Mummies on a black plate

Jalapeño Popper Mummies

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 35 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 20 poppers 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Jalapeño Popper Mummies are the perfect spooky appetizer for Halloween! They’re scary good and so fun to make!



  • 10 jalapeño peppers, sliced and half and seeded (stem on)
  • 8 ounces pepper jack cheese (shredded)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 package Pillsbury original crescent rolls (8-count)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Small candy eyeballs


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the cheeses, green onions, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Unroll the crescent roll dough and pull apart into four rectangles. Pinch the diagonal perforation together and press lightly to make smooth. Cut each rectangle into thin strips using a pizza cutter.
  4. Wrap two pieces of dough around each stuffed pepper, leaving room for the eyes. Place the wrapped peppers about two inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Brush each popper with the egg wash and bake until golden and puffed, about 10 to 13 minutes. Do not let it get too brown!
  6. Press the candy eyeballs into the poppers towards the upper stem. Serve while warm.


  • Using rubber gloves while slicing the jalapeño peppers is wise! If you accidentally rub your eyes you might regret it!
  • I used a cheese grater for the jack cheese, making sure the cheese was still cold from the fridge.
  • Stuff each pepper with the cheese mixture. Try to make it flat against the jalapeño pepper, not rounded.
  • Using a pizza cutter will make your life so much easier when you’re slicing the Pillsbury crescent roll dough!
  • Place the candy eyeballs into the poppers right away while the cheese is melty. I used some small tweezers to help.

Keywords: Halloween appetizer, scary food, jalapeño poppers, Halloween food, jalapeños