Candied Jalapeno Bacon Pimento Cheese Dip

Candied Jalapeno Bacon Pimento Cheese Dip

This right here…is like my new favorite thing.  I am a huge fan of dips.  I love dips, could make a meal out of a dip, can’t get enough DIPS.  So, this year at Thanksgiving, along with our other food, I made this homemade Candied Jalapeno Bacon Pimento Cheese Dip…because I love candied jalapenos and bacon too 🙂 .  This recipe was such a hit that it’s the one I turned in for my 8th Annual Recipe Exchange.  My girlfriends love dips too 🙂 .  Another great thing about this dip?  You make it in advance, so it’s easy and no fuss for holiday entertaining.  Make it, friends.  You will LOVE it!

Shopping List
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
½ cup mayonnaise
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 ½ tablespoons garlic powder
1 ½ tablespoons onion powder
salt and pepper
1 (4 oz) jar of pimentos, drained
1 cup candied jalapenos
8 slices of bacon, cooked to crisp and crumbled, reserve a few to garnish at the end
pita crackers for dipping

In a mixing bowl, beat together with an electric mixer your softened cream cheese along with the mayo, cheddar, garlic powder, onion powder and a big pinch of both salt and pepper.  Mix until just incorporated.  Next, stir in your pimentos and candied jalapenos along with your crispy bacon.  Stir everything together and then cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours prior to serving along with an extra sprinkle of bacon crumbles on pita crackers.

That’s it!  It’s creamy, a little spicy, crunchy and oh so perfect for any occasion.

Happy Thursday!

Candied Jalapeno Bacon Pimento Cheese Dip

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog November 30, 2017 at 4:33 am

    I love dips too, they’re so perfect for snacking. This dip sounds delicious – as with anything with bacon! 😉

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Narci Dreffs November 30, 2017 at 5:22 am

    You know I love a dip, and this one was fantastic! Yum!! I’m making this soon!

  • Allison Dearman November 30, 2017 at 5:23 am

    What brand of candied jalapeños do you like best? I have a hard time finding them!

  • Megan Citro November 30, 2017 at 6:15 am

    I was just going to ask about the candied jalapenos! Thanks for the link.

  • Alexis deZayas November 30, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Yum!! I bet this dip went quick!

  • Jenna November 30, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Yum!!! I might have to make this before Christmas! Thanks for letting us know about the candied jalapeños!

  • Debbie November 30, 2017 at 8:38 am

    A holiday, isnt a holiday without dip! 👍🏻 This one looks delish! Yes, thank you for the link and have a great day. 🌞🌈

  • Susan Zieman November 30, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I will be making this dip!! Sounds so good! Any chance you’ll be publishing the recipes for all of the things brought to your party? What a fun get together for girlfriends!!!

  • Linda F November 30, 2017 at 9:17 am

    salsaexpress.com has these jalapenos on sale now for 5.99 a jar!!

  • Katie Allred November 30, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I was going to ask about the jalapeños as well! Thanks this sounds so good!

  • anita gray November 30, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Can we get the recipes of your friends at your party or at least the winning recipe? Pretty please! Thank you!!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 30, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Yes! I asked Narci and she said I could post it!

  • Whitney Herrera November 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    YUM!! I think I will go with regular jalapenos to keep it keto!

  • Terri Dunham December 8, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Quick question: do you chop the candied jalapeños and pimentos before adding to mix?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 8, 2017 at 8:53 am

      I bought the pimentos already chopped, but you do not have to chop the jalapenos.

  • Terri December 21, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Shay, Sorry to bother you again but would I be able to make this dip two days ahead? Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Yes!!!! You totally can!!