Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Then, soak 24 toothpicks in a small bowl of water for about 20 minutes.
Precook the bacon by placing it in a single layer on a cooling rack in a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the fat starts to render and the bacon starts to brown. Remove from oven, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, and allow too cool. (Set the baking tray aside.)
Add the softened cream cheese to a piping bag (or put it in a plastic bag and cut off the corneand pipe the cheese into each of the peppers.
Then wrap each pepper with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Place the bacon-wrapped peppers back on the baking sheet you used to cook the bacon. Place these into the oven and cook for 14-16 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.