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Wonton Jalapeño Cheese Bites

Wonton Jalapeño Cheese Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 package wonton wraps, such as Nasoya
  • Jalapeno string cheese
  • Oil, for frying
  • Marinara sauce, for dipping

Directions

Cut the string cheese in half lengthwise and then into thirds. Tightly wrap each section of cheese in a wonton wrap. Moisten the edges with water to form a tight seal.

Deep fry until golden brown. Serve immediately with your favorite marinara sauce.


Mini Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Jalapeno Poppers are one of our favorite game-day snacks. I love variations of the classic recipe like these Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers, Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels or today’s recipe, Mini Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls. Not only do these taste amazing they are mini! I’m slightly obsessed with all things mini! Plus when it’s game time, if you are anything like me, you want to try a little bit of everything on the snack table. So these Mini Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls are perfect.

The delicious mixture consists of cream cheese, garlic powder, a dash of salt and pepper, shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, diced jalapenos, and green onions. Creamy, crunchy, cheesy, spicy, and flavorful! It’s the best!


Recipe Summary

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers
  • 20 (3.5 inch square) wonton wrappers
  • ½ cup sweet chili sauce
  • oil for deep frying

In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese and jalapeno peppers. Arrange wonton wrappers a few at a time on a clean dry surface. Set a cup or small bowl of water nearby. Place about a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture onto the center of each wrapper. Moisten your fingertip in the bowl of water and trace the edges of the wonton wrappers. Fold into triangles or follow directions on the package for desired shapes. This part can be done ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen.

Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). When hot, fry the wontons a few at a time until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with all of the wontons, then serve with the sweet chili sauce for dipping.


Stuffed Jalapenõ Cream Cheese Wontons

These tasty stuffed jalapeño cream cheese wontons are an easy appetizer!

Looking for an simple appetizer that doesn’t require too many ingredients? Try these amazing wontons! Cream cheese, spicy diced jalapeños, zesty pepper jack cheese, and fresh cilantro is mixed together for the filling. Everything is wrapped up in a tasty wonton wrapped and baked to perfection. You can also fry them!

Make these for game day, the holidays, or just because you want to try them.

I served mine with a homemade cilantro ranch dressing. Everything tastes better when you dunk it! This dressing is just three ingredients – ranch dressing, garlic, and cilantro.


26 Creative Bites Made With Wonton Wrappers

Be amazed by the versatility of wonton wrappers. Keep a pack handy in your freezer and you’ll always be prepared to whip up bite size treats – sweet or savoury!

3. Roll up cheese, add pepperoni, fry it and I challenge you to stop at one. Bake it for a lighter option. Mozzarella Pizza Stick by Culinary Hill.

4. Add pepperoni and it becomes a Pizza Stick.

5. Or don’t roll it up and it becomes bite size pizzas. Pepperoni Wonton Bites by the Bariatric Diva.

6. Wonton wrappers are perfect for mini versions of classic Italian dishes. Like these Lasagna Cupcakes by The Girl Who Ate Everything….

7. …and these Mini Cannelloni by Kitchen Konfidence….

8. …and these Mozzarella and Basil Bites by Return To Sunday Supper….

9. … and even for ravioli. So clever! Parsley Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce from My Recipes.

10. Perfect for bite size treats from other cuisines too! Like Indian – check out these cute Baked Samosas by The Perfect Pantry.

11. From India to the Middle East with these heavenly fragrant Arabic Lamb Party Cigars by Lady and Pups.

12. And from the Middle East to Turkey – Manti (Turkish Dunplings) by My Barbarian Table.

13. From Turkey to France with French Onion Soup Cups by Climbing Grier Mountain.

14. Jump across the Atlantic to South America with these Chorizo Empanadas by Buns In My Oven.

15. And of course we have to take a long stopover in Mexican. So many possibilities! Starting with Mini Tacos by Heart Mind and Seoul.

16. And of course, if we have to have tacos in cup form too – these Taco Cups are by The Girl Who Ate Everything.

17. East meets Mex. Mexican Wontons by Vegan and Vegetarian Cooking.

18. Moving up across the border to the south – because no list is complete without something from the south. South West Wontons from Shared Appetite.

19. Also, no list is complete without “buffalo chicken”. Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes by The Girl Who Ate Everything.

20. And surprise surprise, no snack related list would be completed with a hot dog! Cheesy Hot Dog Wraps by Cheap Recipe Blog.

Moving onto sweets. Because we all know how good bite size sweet treats are….

21. Elegant Italian treats in Chinese wrappers. What a combination! Brown Butter Rum Cannoli by Bakers Royale.

22. Classic pie goes mini. Mini Apple Pies by Alyssa and Carla.

23. Brilliant. No more fiddling with layer upon layer of delicate pastry! Baklava Wonton Bites by What If….? Gourmet.

24. Crunchy morsels filled with sweet juicy peach. Yes please! Peach Wontons by She Wears Many Hats.

25. Take it up a step by adding chocolate in the filling with these Nutella and Strawberry Wontons by Jo Cooks.

26. Wrap banana, jam and chocolate, seal and bake. You know it’s going to be delicious right? Baked Banana, Chocolate and Strawberry Bites from Vanilla & Spice.

Hope you enjoyed this round up! Did I miss anything so genius I should update the post with? Let me know!


Jalapeño Popper Wontons

November 25, 2015 , Pork, Small Bites No comments

Jalapeño Popper Wontons! That’s right. Go ahead…I’ll give you a minute to take it in…Ok. Are you ready?

Have you ever had a Jalapeño Popper before? A Jalapeño stuffed with cream cheese, topped with bread crumbs and baked to an irresistible golden brown hue. Ok, now imagine that bite of cheesy goodness being caressed by a smokey slice of ham. Ok, now imagine this little parcel of crunchy creamy scrumptiousness in your mouth. I’m sorry to do this to you but this is just…*sigh*…too delicious for you to pass up.

The inspiration came from when I was on a ketogenic diet. If you don’t know what this is then it is best if you don’t ever find out. Just saying that word makes me shutter in disgust. During this diet, I ate A LOT of cheese…most of which was wrapped in deli meat. I was playing with my food one day and accidentally made a wonton shape, thought it was cool and casted the thought to the back of my mind. The thought resurfaced recently and I knew right then and there what needed to be done! I had to make this but make it blog worthy and share it with the world.

First I had to figure out what pairs well with cream cheese? Cheddar. Chives. Jalapeno. Ham. Paprika. I couldn’t decide so I used them all! The panko is present to give this dish that savory crunch and as a middle finger to the months I spent on keto. So with that said, here is a jalapeno poppers recipe presented by an Asian American cook. Enjoy!


Wonton Jalapeño Cheese Bites - Recipes

When all my siblings were still living at home, Chinese takeout night happened every now and then…and by that I mean like once a week. We’d devour our absurdly huge mounds of food, possibly watch a movie or play a game, and then wrap up the evening with a little brother-sister-sister argument over who would get the final wonton after the other eleven were gone (yes, we bought two orders of six…every time). Now that I’m a refined adult (yeah, that) wontons have sadly gone all-but missing from my life. Until recently, that is, when the boy and I found ourselves at a restaurant that served jalapeno cream cheese wontons. In all my childhood wonton-consuming years, I had never thought about mixing anything with that smooth dollop of cheese. I mean, that’s just crazy. Crazy brilliant, of course.

My memory of these jalapeno wontons lovingly remains in the back of my mind always, but this week it catapulted to the front when the boy asked if we could make them for dinner. At those words, I magically appeared in a grocery store with cream cheese, wonton wrappers, and jalapenos in my cart, and ambition in my soul.

Crispy Baked Cream Cheese Jalapeno Wontons

  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (you can use half…if you’re a sissy)
  • 4-ounces light cream cheese (NOT Fat Free, or your wontons will taste like chemicals)
  • 10 wonton wrappers
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Use a fork to mix together the jalapeno and cream cheese.

Dip your finger in water, and trace the edges of the wonton wrapper (this will help it stick together, just like with pot stickers).

Put a half tablespoon of filling in the middle, spreading it out just a bit so it’s not one big mound, because that will make folding tricky.

If you will be baking these around anyone afraid of spice, go ahead and make a few without jalapeno. How thoughtful of you.

After all your wrappers have a dollop of the enticing cream cheese filling, you have some decisions to make regarding folding. These are the two I liked the best:

Triangle: The old standard. Simply fold the wonton once, corner-to-corner, pressing out any air bubbles as you go.

Flower Bud: My favorite. After creating a triangle, fold the long side of the triangle over towards the point…

…and then bring together the two ends above the middle of the wonton, using wet fingers to press and secure.

Once your wontons are folded, whisk together one egg and one tablespoon of water in a small cup. Lightly coat the wontons using a pastry brush (or a dipped paper towel, but be GENTLE). This will help give the little guys a golden, crunchy tan.

Place on a greased/parchment-covered baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes.

These were crispy, creamy, spicy, and a snap to make. Give yourself 20 minutes, from start to finish, and you’ll find your own wonton nirvana. The boy and I killed them, absolutely killed them. In fact, I need to admit something, because this is a safe place, and I trust you not to judge me [too much]. I’m not proud, but okay, here it goes. I made these twice this week. Yes, it’s only Wednesday. Yes, that means I made them two nights in a row. They just disappeared so quickly!

…And then I may have made more this morning before work so I could take pictures, because there were none left from last night. It’s fine, they were totally just for pictures…


Baked Jalapeno Cream Cheese Wontons

I love Jalapeno poppers! The spicy flavor of jalapenos combined with the cooling properties of cream cheese just make my mouth water. Mmmmmm! I thought I would take that classic appetizer and give it a little twist. What I came up with was Baked Jalapeno Cream Cheese Wontons.

These little bites turned out so amazing. I just had to share how I made this delicious appetizer.

First, I sliced the jalapenos in half and removed the seeds. You can keep the seeds if you’d like, but let me warn you, your tongue will be on fire!

Next, the stem was taken off and discarded and the pepper halves were cut into 3 equal sections. Again, you have a choice here. You can eat the stem if you want, but it is not recommended.

Then, I placed the wonton wrappers flat on a plate and added one jalapeno piece and a tablespoon of cream cheese to each. I worked quickly so the wrappers wouldn’t dry out.

After that, I folded up the wontons. I am not sure I did this the “proper” way, but I just tried to make sure all of the stuffing stayed inside the wrapper.

Finally, I brushed each ball of goodness lightly with olive oil, placed them in a shallow baking dish, and cooked them in the oven at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

These wontons are amazing! The perfect appetizer for entertaining.

Baked Jalapeno Cream Cheese Wontons from Elizabeth Joan Designs
Yield
18 Wontons

Ingredients
– 18 Wonton wrappers
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 3 Jalapenos- seeds removed and cut into 6 pieces
– 1 Package jalapeno cream cheese (You can use plain cream cheese if you like them less spicy.)

Preparation
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill each wonton wrapper with one jalapeno piece and cream cheese. Fold carefully and brush lightly with olive oil. Bake 8-10 minutes or until wonton is browned. Cool for about 3 minutes and serve warm with your favorite salsa or ranch dressing.
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Pumpkin & Spice Cream Cheese Wontons

I love the jalapeno cream cheese wontons, but my curiosity peaked at the sight of pumpkin & spice cream cheese. It was a must try with the wonton wrappers. I filled each one with cream cheese and wrapped it up. After I brushed the wontons with olive oil, I sprinkled them with cinnamon.

Wow! These tasted like fall in a ball! Yummmy!

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Spicy Jalapeño Mexican Wontons

  • 1 container of Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread by PHILADELPHIA
  • 1 package of wonton wrappers (find these in the fresh vegi aisles)
  • 1 package of cheese
  • 1 can of black beans

Extras: Sour cream for dipping, salsa for dipping

1) Empty container of Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread into a bowl and 1 cup of black beans from a can. Mix with a fork. Do not overmix.

2) Add 2 cups of shredded cheese, pick your favorite flavor! Mix with a fork.

3) Lay out wonton wrappers and put spoon full inside and seal. Wontons can be tricky to seal. You fold in a triangle and then grab either end and bend together.

You can seal like a traditional wonton

or you can seal like a triangle and leave it there. If you are dipping, I would go with the triangle method. Make sure you brush your wonton wrappers with egg whites around the edges before frying up. Follow wonton wrapper instructions for frying in pan.

4) Remove from heat and serve up immediately with a bowl of sour cream, salsa, or extra black beans!

These came out perfect and my husband said “Wow, those are good!” and I totally agree.

Great for football games, gatherings, parties, appetizers, or even a meal, just like any Mexican dish there are so many ways to develop it. Love this recipe?

Now you can head over to CreamCheese.com for more recipes like mine and pick up Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese spread to try your own recipe! And do not forget to check out the No Kid Go Hungry initiative that PHILADELPHIA is involved in. You can help kids get meals in America just by sharing a video from their Youtube!

You tell me, how would you use Philadelphia Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread? Do you like Jalapeños?

Disclosure: I have been selected by Kraft Foods to be an ambassador for PHILADELPHIA cream cheese. While I have been compensated for my time and recipe development, my opinions above are my own.


Crispy Baked Wonton Cheese Bites

Appetizers have always been one of my favorite things to bring to any gathering. You can really get creative and have some fun with it! We love our Christmas appetizer dinner, and I personally look forward to all year!

While I love trying out new recipes every year, I have a few that are always requested, and my crispy wonton cheese bites are one of them. Don’t let the steps intimidate you. They’re incredibly easy to make!

Store-bought cheese sticks make this quick an easy!

I don’t know about you, but I despise frying food. It’s just a pain – and messy – so I’m a big fan of oven-frying. The key to making these crispy is using wonton wrappers and spraying them liberally with nonstick cooking spray. I use an organic spray, but you can use whatever you want or just brush them with olive oil.

I use store-bought marinara for dipping. There are some great varieties on the market these days, and marinara is one of my pantry staples. Once I have them cooked and plated up, I like to sprinkle the platter with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese, which reminds me…

If you’re making a dish for a party holiday or special occasion, be sure to garnish! You’ll be surprised how much just a sprinkling of fresh herbs, a few slices of lemon or some chopped nuts can transform a dish into something beautiful. Since this recipe will be served at Christmas, I love the fact that it has red and green in it!

How to make wonton cheese bites:

I set my ingredients up assembly-line style, which makes rolling them quick and easy.