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Smucker’s Spread A Little Sunshine: Raspberry, Shallot and Candied Bacon Poppers Recipe – Giveaway!

Smuckers Poppers (1)It’s almost time to start entertaining a lot more and this year I’m spreading a little sunshine with some of my favorite things and that includes with the food I’m sharing with my loved ones. With summer winding down, and fall approaching, there’s no better time to enjoy the last warm days of summer and welcome in the fresh fall days with a family picnic!

To spread a little sunshine I created this recipe using some of my favorite items in the kitchen. I have found there are such easy ways to put a new spin on some of your favorite go to recipes. For entertaining I really do always turn to finger foods. Our family likes a little heat so jalapenos are always a huge hit! One of my newest favorite discoveries in the kitchen are  shallots, I’m not sure why I was never cooking with them before so I’m finding every way I can use them in recipes and really finding out how flavorful and versatile they can be.

Since I wanted to take these on a picnic with me I was able to easily make everything ahead of time. If you are entertaining you could also have the ingredients ready to go, all you need to do is pop them in the oven and everyone will be raving at how flavorful these snacks are!

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 Smucker’s Raspberry,  Shallot and Candied Bacon Poppers Recipe 

Ingredients: 

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I started first by prepping my ingredients. I cooked my own bacon and chopped the shallot.

To make the popper filling I combined the cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, 1 tsp fresh shallots, 1 tbsp chopped bacon and I threw in a few pepper flakes from the jalapenos.

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You could make this mix ahead of time and have it ready to go. I simply combined this mixture and started stuffing my jalapenos.

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BAKE: Bake your poppers at 400 degrees for 8 minutes!

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With the remaining chopped bacon and shallot you’ll want to add it to a pan and start cooking it over a low-medium heat. You’ll also want to sprinkle with a little fresh ground pepper and add in your Smucker’s Red Raspberry Fruit Spread.

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The bacon should get nice and crispy and with the mix of the sugar you will find it becomes sweet and yet flavorful. The shallots really make this topping a hit! Simply top your cooked jalapeno peppers and you have a flavorful and fresh snack idea that the whole family will enjoy!

I enjoy spreading sunshine with great food and the smiles on the faces of my family and friends is what’s it’s all about! 

You can find all of the new Smucker’s Naturals Fruit Spreads in stores now. You’ll find each of them are unique and flavorful and have ingredients I can feel good about!

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Giveaway!!

Smucker’s is spreading sunshine with a special giveaway! The “Spread A Little Sunshine” Tasting Kits will include the following products (ARV: $185):

  •  One each: Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads in Strawberry, Red Raspberry, Orange Marmalade, and Concord Grape
  •   Picnic basket (plates and utensils included)
  •  Picnic blanket
  •     Gingham spreader
  •     Bocce Set
  •    Frisbee
  •  $75 Amex gift card
  •     Printed recipes: Chicken-Spinach Salad with Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing; Fizzy Grape Spritzer; Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips; Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing; Strawberry-Mint Couscous

a Rafflecopter giveaway

132 Comments

  1. Lisa Garner on October 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I would spread sunshine by making Jelly Thumbprint cookies and taking them to work to share with others.



  2. Laurie Emerson on October 17, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Each day I make extra sandwiches with Peanut Butter and Smucker’s Jelly. I bring them to my daughter’s classroom and her teacher puts them in her refrigerator. This way when one of the children forget their lunch or just does not have the money or lunch card, they can go to her and get a sandwich. She knows if anyone is allergic to either first, so there are also just jam sandwiches,



  3. Geoff K on October 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I’d fill glazed donuts with Smucker’s for an extra sweet surprise!



  4. Derk Thomas on October 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    cookies with jam in the middle at the holiday cookie swap



  5. Richard Hicks on October 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    would make the kids “special” PB&Js for a change!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net



  6. Paula Tavernie on October 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I love to spread it on my pancakes!!!



  7. Sharon on October 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I would love Smuckers Natural Fruit Spread in Strawberry with my cream cheese and cheddar cheese ball on crackers!



  8. Rebecca Lock on October 17, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I would use Smuckers jam with brie and pastry to make an appetizer to serve at church.



  9. Susan Smith on October 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I use Smuckers jam to make thumb print cookies for family and friends.



  10. Rebecca Peters on October 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I make thumb print cookies with all different flavor jams!



  11. Terry Cross on October 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I would make a fruit pizza and use the spreads as the sauce



  12. Stephanie Ann on October 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    we love to make jelly top cookies!



  13. Ellie W on October 17, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I use Smucker’s for my holiday thumbprint cookies. I love spreading holiday cheer.



  14. Angela cisco on October 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I’d use it to make jelly rolls for our holiday get together



  15. Kim H on October 17, 2013 at 5:46 am

    we use smuckers on our pancakes



  16. Shannon on October 17, 2013 at 4:35 am

    I’d spread them on toast along with melted chocolate.



  17. danielle Marie on October 17, 2013 at 1:04 am

    i would add it to a smoothie. sooo good.



  18. Brittney House on October 16, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I would make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day for lunch but try a new smuckers combination every day.



  19. Sonya on October 16, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Spread over Brie and baked in crescent rolls!



  20. Tanis on October 16, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Jam on a bagel!



  21. Sarah L on October 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I’d make an angel food cake and put raspberry in between the layers.
    Thanks for the contest.



  22. heidi c. on October 16, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I would use Smuckers in special lunch sandwiches for my kids!



  23. Jill Myrick on October 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    We have a single mom that recently moved into our neighborhood and is having a really rough time. I have been letting her children bathe here of a night as they haven’t had their water connected yet. And fixing them breakfast and after school snacks at my house as they walk down with my kids.
    I would donate the gift card to her so that she could buy groceries with it and use her cash to have the water connected. And I would use the fruit spreads for breakfasts and snacks for the kids.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com



  24. Theresa D on October 16, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I use Smuckers jam to make thumb print cookies for friends and family at Christmas time.



  25. Kellie Conklin on October 16, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I’d spread a little sunshine by making sweet rolls with raspberry jelly and mini bagel pb and j sandwiches and surprise the kids I watch with a picnic lunch when they are least expecting it 🙂 Thanks!



  26. Nicole D. on October 16, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I love making cream puffs and adding a little jelly with the cream!



  27. Heather on October 16, 2013 at 5:15 am

    I like to mix it with cream cheese so I can use it as a filling to put in pastries!



  28. jenniferlucas on October 15, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    what a cheesecake this would make



  29. McKim on October 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I’d make thumbprint cookies for my family.



  30. Lorena Keech on October 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I make corn muffins with Smuckers in the center, really good!



  31. stephanie on October 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    i love smuckers on my toast



  32. Cassandra Eastman on October 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I’d use grape smuckers to make Little Smokies, Meatballs and peanut butter/jelly fruit dip!



  33. Stephanie Larison on October 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I use the grape jam to make my crockpot meatballs.



  34. Laura Ari on October 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I’d spread some on my English muffin



  35. Jill McHale on October 14, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Crepes! Yum!



  36. Danielle on October 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I have never thought of using jelly for anything other than on a peanut butter sandwich. Your recipe sounds amazing and I am going to try and make it.



  37. Adriane on October 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I’d add a spoonful to my cereal.



  38. Stacey B on October 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I’d make some treats for my son’s 1st grade class



  39. Madonna on October 14, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I would make jam tarts for everyone.



  40. Courtnie on October 14, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I love it to on a bagel to start my day off.



  41. Patty White on October 14, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I like to use the raspberry to make a raspberry cream cheese danish



  42. Linda Meyers-Gabbard on October 14, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Use the Orange marmaladeyo make orange chicken

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)



  43. deana c on October 14, 2013 at 6:08 am

    I would send some to my college daughter in a care package!



  44. Desiree Dunbar on October 14, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I would take the kids on a picnic at the park with the picnic basket and collect leaves for art projects we can do.



  45. Jimmy on October 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I would Smucker’s on pancakes instead of syrup.



  46. Monique Rizzo on October 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    It is great on ice-cream.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com



  47. Cheryl F. on October 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’d spread a little sunshine with raspberry jam cookies made with Smucker’s.



  48. Karla Sceviour on October 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I put smuckers jam on my bagels,crackers,and toast,,yum!..Even yummy on ice cream!



  49. Ellen B on October 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I would use in thumb print cookies



  50. Thomas Murphy on October 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I like to spread Smucker’s on my bagels.



  51. Amanda Sakovitz on October 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    putting it on keilbasa



  52. joseph gersch on October 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    put it on veggies



  53. Carol on October 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I spread it on toast.



  54. Jennifer T. on October 13, 2013 at 5:50 am

    I like to make these cookies called Split Seconds that have a jam center.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com



  55. john hutchens on October 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I would make everyone at work waffles with smuckers for our next morning meeting



  56. Jessica W on October 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I love giving it as a gift or used in baking that I give away



  57. Dericka on October 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I would probably just eat it on a biscuit or peanut butter sandwich.



  58. Carolsue on October 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I put Smuckers in my ice cream and mix it up, also in my yogurt



  59. Sadie B. on October 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I would make some breakfast for my family during their next visit.



  60. Susan Chester on October 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    As a snack I use Smuckers on saltine crackers.



  61. Jessica To on October 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I would serve these when my sister and her family comes to visit!



  62. Denise S on October 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I like toast with jam.



  63. Mary Calabrese on October 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I like to use Smuckers on PB&J sandwiches.



  64. Jammie on October 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I would spread a little sunshine with a tortilla, and some smuckers with a little cream cheese. This was my go to sweet treat when I was prego with my daughter!



  65. Mary Cloud on October 12, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I add it to my kids scrambled eggs for a fun way to brighten up their morning
    annabella @ centurytel dot net



  66. kathy dalton on October 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

    id love to use the marmalade on my pork loin



  67. Wild Orchid on October 12, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I would love to make a dish with brie and raspberry preserves for my neighbor.
    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com



  68. Kyl Neusch on October 12, 2013 at 10:25 am

    on bagels with cream cheese



  69. Lisa Brown on October 12, 2013 at 6:35 am

    i spread smuckers over pancakes and waffles all the time



  70. Birdie Skolfield on October 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    we eat smuckers spreads on cottage cheese for a sweet & fruity protein snack



  71. janna johnson on October 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Gourmet PB&J!



  72. Amber on October 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I love to pop some Smucker’s jam in the middle of a brownie for a surprising filling!



  73. ann on October 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I would use it as a topping for ice cream.



  74. Poppy on October 11, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I’d make a low fat/sugar old fashioned jelly roll! for an after school snack just because.



  75. Tammy Dalley on October 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I would put it on bagels with cream cheese!



  76. Kelly D on October 11, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I would pack Smuckers and cream cheese crackers for my kid’s as a surprise in their lunches.



  77. D SCHMIDT on October 11, 2013 at 5:34 am

    I would make mini fruit tarts for my new neighbors, I am sure that would make them feel welcome 🙂



  78. betty on October 11, 2013 at 4:38 am

    What a gracious way to top that english muffin or bagel! And yes your friend or family will notice that this is not just coffee



  79. judy gardner on October 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    when i make a fruit tart i like to melt jelly and brush it over the fruit



  80. Alicia on October 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    My hubbie slow smuckers so if won this it would make his day.



  81. Lisa on October 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I’d surprise my mom with the jam – she LOVES jam on toast more than the average person



  82. Carolyn G on October 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I love using it on my grilled cheese sandwiches.



  83. Cynthia R on October 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    i like using jam/jelly on cookies, putting one in the center of it



  84. Vicki Wurgler on October 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

    I’d make muffins baked with a dallop of jam in the center.



  85. Jen F on October 10, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I would love to have it on breakfast toast or english muffins.



  86. sara haaf on October 10, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I’d smear some in some crepes with a cream cheese filling



  87. Crystal F on October 10, 2013 at 5:59 am

    I would take all of this to the softball field and share it with my daughter’s team. I would make them some yummy snacks to share. Thank you!



  88. beth shepherd on October 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    i like to put jam on my pancakes.



  89. April Brenay on October 9, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I love to make biscuits on Saturday mornings, this would go great with them!



  90. Suzanne K on October 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I’d use the raspberry jam as a filling for Linzer cookies like my grandmother used to make



  91. ryan minton on October 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    i’ve used it to layer inbetween a sheet cake.

    rypm25@aol.com



  92. Christine on October 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    on a bagel



  93. Tamar on October 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I’d try PB&J smores.



  94. Nataly Carbonell on October 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I like to spread some on my ice cream and also on my cakes 😉



  95. Sue Ellison on October 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    i would spread some orange marmalade on my cinnamon raisin toast.



  96. Heather Hayes Panjon on October 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I’d Use Smucker’s To Make Fruit Filled Cheesecake!



  97. Christina on October 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I would use the Orange Marmalade to make dinner for my mom …. make my grandmas corned beef recipe that she always used to make using marmalade!



  98. Mary on October 9, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I would make the recipe you showed, and also make delicious waffles with sweet toppings! I am getting into fall cooking, that is for sure!



  99. Jessica Wyatt on October 9, 2013 at 11:10 am

    My husband would love this recipe! I usually only use jelly for peanut butter sandwiches! haha



  100. Katherine on October 9, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I just like the classic PB & J



  101. Jeccica Simpson on October 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I like to try Strawberry Poppy Seed



    • Jeccica Simpson on October 9, 2013 at 8:57 am

      sorry, I spread on bagels and english muffins



  102. kristin on October 9, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I love it on a bagel with butter or pumpkin bread



  103. Leann Lindeman on October 9, 2013 at 7:05 am

    I like to melt jelly with some habanero peppers. Makes a good glaze to spread on grilled meat.



  104. sarah hirsch on October 9, 2013 at 6:59 am

    i’d make a layer cake with smuckers raspberry filling



  105. Kathleen on October 9, 2013 at 6:54 am

    i would use smuckers to make cream cheese and fruit stuffed french toast

    kport207 at gmail dot com



  106. Barbara Montag on October 9, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I love Smucker’s and cream cheese on Ritz crackers – thank you!



  107. rachel travis on October 9, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Put some on fresh homemade buttermilk biscuits 🙂



  108. Tammy Shelton on October 9, 2013 at 5:54 am

    On my Grands Waffles this morning . In place of syrup.



  109. Stephanie Phelps on October 9, 2013 at 5:49 am

    I love to spread a little sunshine with Smuckers by adding them to my thumb cookies



  110. Kristie on October 9, 2013 at 5:37 am

    I’d like to try a grilled PB&J! Just sounds yummy! 🙂



  111. Gayle J on October 9, 2013 at 5:21 am

    I would use Smuckers to make salad dressing



  112. Cynthia C on October 9, 2013 at 5:18 am

    I would stir some into my oatmeal in the morning.



  113. Mary Happymommy on October 9, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I would use Smuckers on crepes.



  114. debbie on October 9, 2013 at 4:45 am

    I use orange marmalade in a sweet and sour marinade.



  115. Doreen Lamoureux on October 9, 2013 at 3:59 am

    I put some on my dark rye toast with peanut butter. I love the no sugar added product the best.



  116. JoeyfromSC on October 9, 2013 at 2:59 am

    I”d make some thumbprint jam cookies with Smucker’s! yum!! I grew up eating their brand & still love it to this day:)

    THanks for the chance to win!

    Joey J.



  117. Janet W. on October 9, 2013 at 2:23 am

    I don’t get too crazy with it. My favorite way to spread smuckers is on my bacon biscuit! I love that flavor combination!



  118. Brandy W. on October 9, 2013 at 12:39 am

    I would like to try making Orange Marmalade Cornmeal Muffins!



  119. mrsshukra on October 9, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Smucker’s strawberry would be great with my sprouted grain walnut pancakes!



  120. Jessie C. on October 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I would make apricot caramel coconut bars to share with friends.



  121. Emily Morelli on October 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I like to mix jam into ketchup to spread as a glaze on my meatloaf.



  122. Rebecca Parsons on October 8, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I would use them with my meatballs. My sauce for meatballs consists of Ketchup and jam. It sounds weird but it so good.



  123. rich morris on October 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I’d spread it on my Belgian waffles



  124. Margaret Smith on October 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Spread some smuckers on our pancakes.



  125. Rebecca Orr on October 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Raspberry and cream stuffed French toast!



  126. Ann Fantom on October 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I would make some Shortbread Cookies with Smucker’s jelly centers and give them to my friends to spread some sunshine.



  127. Jody Sisson on October 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Smucker’s and Whipped Creme on my Waffles.



  128. Patricia Wojnar Crowley on October 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I like Smucker Strawberry on my grilled cheese.



  129. michelle rattan on October 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    i would use raspberry on my pancakes



  130. Starr Greenwell on October 8, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I would use the red raspberry for that extra pop of flavor with a pork roast.



  131. rebecca norton on October 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I would love to make crepes with them