Hamantaschen season has officially begun!!! I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but I seriously have a list of hamantaschen ideas that I update year round as ideas pop into my head. So when the time finally comes and Purim is a month(ish) away, I’m like a kid in a candy store. A sweet and savory, absolutely abstract and totally crazy candy store. Let’s see…we’ve seen rainbow hamantaschen, samoa hamantaschen, oatmeal raisin hamantaschen and the list goes on and on and on. But the ideas just keeping and I’ve got a good one for you today. If you’ve ever had a jalapeno popper, you know it’s all about that bread crumb crunch on the outside and the creamy cheese filling. You get all of that in these hamantaschen with a jalapeno speckled cream cheese dough filled with a ring of jalapeno, cream cheese and cheddar. Top the whole thing off with bread crumbs and you’ve got a jalapeno popper in every bite!
All those pieces of jalapeno in every bite! You can use as much or as little as you want, of course, but I say go for it. The cream cheese balances the heat of the jalapeno so the dough is easy to eat. If you want extra spice, keep the seeds in the jalapeno.
How fun is this???? There an actual stuffed jalapeno inside of your hamantaschen. Yeah, I’m kinda proud of myself for this one.
Gotta have that bread crumb crunch on top. These hamantaschen aren’t the same without it.
I love how you can really see the jalapeno pieces in the dough. You just can’t miss ’em!