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A texas twinkie cut in half on a serving tray.
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Texas Twinkies

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Servings: 14 texas twinkies
Author: Bailey
Jalapenos are stuffed with cream cheese and smoked brisket, wrapped in bacon, then smoked with barbecue sauce.
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  • 14 jalapenos large
  • 1 pound smoked brisket cooled, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chives finely chopped
  • 2 packages bacon
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce



  • Preheat smoker or grill to 350°F.
  • In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, combine cream cheese, monterey jack, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and salt. Set aside.
  • Slice the jalapenos in half lengthwise, leaving the stem intact. Wearing gloves, use a spoon to scoop out the pith and the seeds. Arrange jalapenos on a baking tray.
  • Fill half of each jalapeno with cream cheese mixture. Top with chives. Fill the other half with brisket mixture. Press the halves together to help them stay shut.
  • Working with one jalapeno at a time, wrap with bacon, starting at the stem. You may need 2 pieces of bacon for larger jalapenos. Secure bacon with toothpicks. Place the wrapped jalapenos on a wire rack over a baking sheet.

On The Smoker

  • Place the sheet of texas twinkies into the smoker. Smoke for 40-45 minutes, or until bacon is rendered and cheese is hot and bubbly.
  • Brush with barbecue sauce. Smoke for 5-10 minutes longer or until barbecue sauce is sticky and set.

On The Grill

  • Preheat grill to 350°F, medium. Add the wire rack of texas twinkies (on a baking sheet). Cook for 40-45 minutes or until bacon is rendered and cheese is bubbly.
  • Preheat broiler. Carefully remove tray from grill. Brush texas twinkies with barbecue sauce. Broil for 4-5 minutes or until barbecue sauce is set.


You can use your favorite barbecue sauce for this recipe. We love using Sweet Baby Ray's.
If grilling, you will notice a lot of smoke as the bacon fat renders. 
Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg