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Jalapeno Popper Mummies - a little bit hot, a little bit sweet and a lot of fun. Jalapeno Popper Mummies are the perfect Halloween treat.
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Jalapeno Popper Mummies

Jalapeno Popper Mummies are a little bit sweet, a little bit hot and a lot of fun. The perfect treat for any Halloween event.
Course Appetizer, Halloween Fun
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Susie Gall


  • 1 roll Pillsbury Crescent Rounds one half tube will be used; the other half can be made into rolls or make a double recipe to make 24 mummies.
  • 6 jalapeño peppers – seeded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • 2-4 tablespoons cheddar cheese – shredded
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1- cup milk
  • 1- cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon chili seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Canola Oil – enough to go 3 inches or deeper up the sides of the side of a deep skillet or heavy-bottomed pan.
  • Candy eyeballs. Wilton candy eyeballs work well. find at Amazon, Wal-mart, or the Wilton department of major stores.


  1. Heat oil to 365F. **For alternate cooking method, see NOTES.
  2. Take the crescent rounds out of the fridge and set the tube on the counter for 10 minutes before opening.
  3. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove all seeds. Set aside.
  4. Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in a small bowl. Mix until well combined.
  5. In another small bowl, mix together eggs and milk until blended.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together flour, ½ teaspoon chili seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  7. While leaving the dough whole, open crescent rounds then roll flat with a rolling pin. (If using half the tube of rolls, remove the other half before rolling them flat.)
  8. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut very thin slices of dough.
  9. Spoon the cheese/brown sugar mixture into pepper halves.
  10. Dip each jalapeno half into the egg mixture then roll in the flour mixture.
  11. Wrap each jalapeno half with thin slices of dough – leave a space for the eyes.
  12. When oil is at 365F, carefully place a jalapeno mummy into the hot oil. Repeat the process working in batches with no more than 4 mummies at one time in the oil.
  13. Turn the mummies over when bottom side is golden brown and fry until both sides are golden brown.
  14. Remove the mummies from the hot oil and place on a paper-towel lined plate or cooking sheet.
  15. When mummies are completely cooled, add the candy eyes.
  16. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Jalapeno Popper Mummies can also be baked - here's how:
Preheat oven to 350F
Place dough-wrapped popper mummies on a parchment-covered baking sheet 2" apart.
Place in the oven and bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
Remove from oven, add eyes and serve immediately.
Popper Mummies are best eaten immediately, but if need be, they can be warmed in the microwave for several seconds.