Billy Bacon PB&J Poppers

This is what happens when you've had a few drinks and want to try creating something nobody else has…. rich, decadent, and eclectic.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: bacon, bge, big green egg, jalapeno popper, makecaloriesgreatagain
Cooking Method: Smoked
Food Category: Bacon
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 6 ea Jalapenos Halved and seeded
  • 1 cup Bacon Bits See notes
  • 1 ea Fig Jam I subbed Cranberry Chutney here
  • 1 ea Peanut Butter
  • 6 oz Goat Cheese Might need more or less
  • 1 ea Raspberry Vinegar Optional – I used Fat Louie's from Door County


  • Gather your ingredients. Set your smoker for 250 or so. I used cherry wood with this cook.
  • Halve and seed your jalapenos. Be careful to not rip the sides. We need these "boats" to hold our ingredients!
  • Line the interior of the "boats" with a thin layer of peanut butter. Too much and it'll over power all the other flavors.
  • Fill the "boats" to their edges with the goat cheese.
  • Put a thick layer of the jam / chutney over the top of the goat cheese.
  • Sprinkle heavily with bacon. Place in smoker for 2 – 3 hours or until done.
  • Serve and enjoy! I personally like to drizzle a little raspberry vinegar on at this point for a little extra kick, but it's up to you.


  • So the name….. it’s the best I could come up with….. open to suggestions for improvement.  Billy references a Billy Goat (Goat Cheese)… the rest is self explanatory.  😉
  • There’s admittedly a LOT of strong and rich flavors competing with each other here.  I doubt this recipe would ever go viral, but they do taste great and is something different you can serve your guests.
  • Recipe for the Crispy Bacon Bits.
  • I used mild jalapenos here….. I think it’s possible hot jalapenos may be even better in this recipe if you can handle the heat.
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