Using a sharp knife, slice the top off each bell pepper horizontally. Set tops aside (do not discard!) and remove all seeds. Rinse the peppers and pat dry.
Use a small knife, cut holes in the exterior of the peppers to make Jack-O Lantern faces. If the peppers don’t stand up right, use the knife to slice a small amount from the bottom.
Lightly grease a small sheet pan. Arrange the peppers and lids on the pan and cook in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes, or until the peppers are cooked, but still firm. Remove peppers from the oven and allow to cool while you make the filling.
FOR THE FILLING:
Cook the Mashed Potato according to package instructions.
Add the bacon, sour cream, cheese and chives. Mix gently to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Scoop the potato mixture into the peppers evenly.
Place a top onto each stuffed pepper and serve with a big jack-o-lantern smile!