Jalapeno Popper Monkey Bread and Jarlsberg Dip Giveaway

When Kitchen Play contacted me about taking part in 29 Ways to Leap into Jarlsberg Dip, I was good to go. Delicious Jarlsberg cheese, a gieveaway for my readers, and the chance to create a delicious, totally bad-for-you recipe? What about that DOESN’T sound amazing.
The only thing was…what should I make? A decadent pasta? An elegant canape with smoked salmon? Some sort of french fry, poutine-meets-disco-fries dish?
Well, as fate would have it, I was short on time this week. Like, munchkin short on time this week. I needed a recipe that was incredibly easy, foolproof, and could be made in 35 minutes from start to finish. And of course, because it’s me, it needed a hefty dose of something spicy. And with that, I give you
Jarlsberg Jalapeno Popper Monkey Bread

1 container Jarlsberg Dip
2 containers refrigerator biscuits
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 jalapenos, diced (if you want to be really evil, throw a couple of diced birds eye chiles in there in place of the jalapenos)
4 Tbs. butter, melted

 1) Put the diced chiles in a medium sized bowl. Also, preheat the oven to 350 F.

 2) Add the bacon,

 and the cheese,

 and mix well to combine.

 3) Take your biscuits from the tin and cut each biscuit into two pieces.

 4) Put a half teaspoon sized dollop in each biscuit, and





 or flatten your package so the cheese mixture is contained inside the dough. I found it helpful to wet the seams with water to ensure that they stay closed. It doesn’t matter what the shape of the dough is – a dumpling, a roll, a squishy package…whatever. Be aware that if a little bit of cheese peeks out, it isn’t the end of the world. Just do your best.

 This is what you will end up with – a huge hodge podge of shapes.

 5) Take each roll, dunk it in the melted butter, and…

 put them in a loaf or bundt pan, piling them in closely to each other. They all have to be touching each other so they can bake together into one solid loaf.

 6) Put the loaf into the oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

 7) Wait as long as you can before pulling off tuft after tuft, and serve.

This is just great. Buttery morsels of fluffy biscuit dough surrounding creamy, melty Jarlsberg cheese dip, crunchy bacon, and fiery notes of fresh chiles. The beauty of this is that the dip makes the cheese so melty, creamy, and luscious – a direct counterpart to that salty bacon and hot spikes of jalapeno (or, if you are like me, hotter) chile peppers. 
This would be great dipped in salsa or sour cream and chive dip but it was fantastic on its own. For game day, boys night in, or a quick snack before heading out on the town, this can’t be beat for convenience and indulgence. 
And speaking of indulgence…why not indulge yourself in this 
Jarlsberg USA is holding a giveaway on their Facebook page for a fantastic tote filled with all sorts of Jarlsberg cheese products, including:
Jarlsberg Lite Cheese
 Jarlsberg Cheese Dip
Snofrisk (a Norwegian style cream cheese)
honey crèmes
honey vinegar.
So head on over to our facebook page to enter. Then stay tuned to Kitchen PLAY for all “29 Ways to Leap Into Jarlsberg Dip.”

Because, really…don’t you need some Jalapeno Popper Monkey Bread of your own?
Thought so. 


  1. You are an evil genius. A sexy, evil genius. I am making this today. Like, now!

  2. Casey from Kitchen PLAY says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Wow! Monkey Bread! I'm with AshRich…I need this in mah belly. In fact, with your recipe as an outline, the flavor combinations are endless (although bacon…always bacon). Nicely done!


  3. Beth @ Kitchen Minions says:

    Wow that looks so good and pretty easy. Yum!

  4. So, so good…mmmm.

  5. Gina, A Hungry Teacher says:

    Wow, these look like an incredible amount of work but worth every minute! A must-make for me:)

  6. Fritos and Foie Gras says:

    @ARich-I adore you!
    @Casey-so glad you enjoyed! And yes, bacon ALWAYS!
    @Beth-it really is so easy and SO delish!
    @MegRuth-Clearly, my hips agree 😉
    @Gina-not so much work as you might think! It's really pretty easy!

  7. Jules from A Little Bite of Life says:

    This looks so easy to make, yet so delicious!!