oz cream cheese, softened
cups grated white cheddar or monterey jack cheese
garlic clove, minced
teaspoon chili powder
Slice each of the jalapeños in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.* In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, garlic and chili powder. Spoon the mixture into the jalapeño halves and arrange on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the poppers with the remaining shredded cheese. Hint: if you want to prepare these ahead of time, you can refrigerate the poppers for up to 24hrs at this point. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the poppers for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.