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Texas Twinkies

These Texas Twinkies can be cooked in the oven orin a smoker. Stuffed with cream cheese and brisket these are the perfect party appetizer!
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  • 8 jalapenos sliced and de-seeded
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon
  • 6 oz cream cheese room temp
  • 2 cups smoked brisket chopped or shredded


  • Start by preparing your jalapenos. When selecting your jalapenos at the store, just like they say in Texas “bigger is better”!
  • I trim the top of the jalapeno off. Next, using a sharp paring knife, slice a straight line down the backside of the jalapeno (it’s often the flat part). Using your fingers, spread the jalapeno open.
  • Grab your paring knife and carefully de-seed the jalapeno. This is where all the heat is. If you want to leave the jalapeno a little spicy, leave the white rib portion and remove the seeds.
  • Rinse your jalapenos under water to clean them and rinse any seeds away.
  • Using a knife, stuff half of the inside of the jalapeno with cream cheese. Ensure there is enough as this will help the brisket stick to and keep intact.
  • Once the jalapenos have been stuffed with cream cheese it’s time to add the brisket. Take your shredded or chopped brisket and stuff each jalapeno.
  • On a flat surface, lay out a slice of thick cut bacon.
  • Beginning at one side, secure the bacon to the jalapeno with a toothpick. Wrap the jalapeno with the bacon and secure the other end with another toothpick.
  • When all of the jalapenos have been wrapped in bacon it’s now time to cook them. You can choose to cook them in the oven or the smoker.


  • Preheat your oven to 400°. Place the Texas Twinkies on a baking sheet (preferably on a wire rack with a baking sheet under to catch the drippings), this will allow the bacon to crisp up nicely. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the bacon has cooked through and done to your liking.


  • Preheat your smoker to 275°. Place the Texas Twinkies directly on the wire rack. Allow to cook for 60-90 minutes, until the bacon has cooked through.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 633kcal (32%)Carbohydrates: 3g (1%)Protein: 36g (72%)Fat: 52g (80%)Saturated Fat: 21g (105%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 164mg (55%)Sodium: 704mg (29%)Potassium: 594mg (17%)Fiber: 0.1gSugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 619IU (12%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 51mg (5%)Iron: 3mg (17%)