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Jalepeno Popper Dip

If you love jalapeno poppers, you will absolutely love this simple dip!

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 cup mayonnaise

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained

2 ounces canned diced jalapeno peppers, drained

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

Stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in green chiles and jalapeno peppers. Mix the cheese and breadcrumbs in a bowl.  Pour mixture into a oven safe serving dish, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumb mixtures.  Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 then place under the broiler under the topping is golden brown and crisp (about 3-5 minutes, but as with anything under the broiler, keep a close eye on it!)

Serve with baguettes, crackers or even tortillas chips (my favorite is mini toast crackers).

The bowl will be licked clean when serving this at a party!

Fudge

This is really simple to make.  I actually just use the recipe right on the back of the Jet Puffed marshmallow creme jar.  It takes about 25 minutes or so to make and is creamy and delightful!

3 cups sugar

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine

1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk

12 oz semi-sweet chocolate

1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme

1 stp vanilla

Grease a 9 inch pan (you can also line the pan with foil with flaps over lapping the edges).

Bring sugar, butter and milk to full rolling boil in large saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly.  Boil for about 4 minutes or until 234 F on candy thermometer (but you really don’t need the thermometer to make this), stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.

Add the chocolate and marshmallow creme (I alternate them in batches while incorporating and melting).  Stir in vanilla (you can also add nuts if you like them).

Pour into pan.

I thought I would mix it up, and press mini pretzels into the fudge while it was still very warm thinking that the sweet with the salty would be a great mix.  I didn’t like how it turned out, so I ended up picking them all off.