Friends…if you are looking for an appetizer to make this holiday season and you want it to be a little different, yet VERY good, THIS IS THE ONE!!
We could not stop eating these little Cranberry Jalapeno Bites. They’re a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy, a little crunchy and a whole lot of delicious. PLUS, we assembled them in about five minutes, so they were so simple to make. I am absolutely making this on Christmas Eve for my own family because we loved them that much. I’m telling you…they’re little bites of deliciousness. Enjoy!
This recipe makes 3 dozen.
3 (12-count each) boxes of mini Fillo shells (found in the freezer department) DO NOT HEAT
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 a cup of sugar
the juice of half a lime (about 2 tablespoons)
1 cup dried cranberries
1 jalapeno, chopped (remove seeds and ribs for less heat)
about 4 green onions, chopped
3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
pinch of salt
Remove your fillo shells from the box and place in a 9×13 baking dish (just so you can easily transport and carry the bites). Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat your cream cheese and sugar together until creamy. Beat in your lime juice. Next, stir in your dried cranberries, chopped jalapeno, chopped green onions, chopped cilantro and salt. Take each fillo shell and add about a tablespoon of filling to each one. Once they’re all filled, place in the fridge to chill about one hour before serving (or keep them in there longer if you like). Serve and enjoy.
That’s it! The shells are already pre-baked, so you don’t need to heat them at all, just remove from freezer and start preparing. These little bites have loads of flavor, and they’re so simple to make!!!