Smoky Olive Poppers

Smoky Olive Poppers Recipe
Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Erin Swift
Kick off your party with Smoky Olive Poppers. Chipotle peppers give these olive poppers get their zip.


Makes 4 dozen

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 15 Minutes


1 (8-ounce) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons milk
48 small green olives with pimientos


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor; pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, pulsing until mixture forms a ball.

2. Shape 1 heaping teaspoon dough around each olive, forming the dough into a ball. Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, and sprinkle lightly with paprika. Bake 15 minutes.