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Jalapeno Popper Wonton Bites

Jalapeno Popper Wonton Bites

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Good morning, everyone!

My four year old has been going to preschool Tuesdays and Thursdays and I’m loving it! Not that I don’t love it when he’s home but it’s nice to be able to drop him off at the school and me and my little 16 months old boy go for an hour long walk. It’s nice because I rarely spend one-on-one time with my baby. It’s been nice to enjoy some quiet time in the morning!

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I shared a chipotle jalapeno popper wonton cup recipe just a few days ago… This recipe doesn’t have chipotle in it. It’s also panfried, not baked. But I really think that I could have baked these, too. Or of course, you can fry them if you want.

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I love using wonton wrappers in my cooking.. I never knew that you could make so many variety of things with wonton wrappers. Soon, I will do a recap of all the recipes using wonton wrappers. Some people have asked where they can find these wonton wrappers. They are usually located in the area where you can get tofu and bean sprouts, or other refrigerated Asian ingredients are.

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Some grocery stores only have square ones but occasionally, you can also find round ones… which makes the authentic half moon shaped Korean or Japanese potstickers. These little popper bites are made with the square wrappers.

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To make the popper bites, you will need canned jalapenos. Chop jalapenos and you will need about 2 tablespoons.

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Combine cream cheese, jalapenos, and smoked paprika (optional).

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Place a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture in the center of a square wonton wrapper as shown in the picture above. Wet the edges of the wrapper using your fingertips. Roll lightly to wrap as shown in the picture above.

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I didn’t bake these this time, but simply panfried them. But I think baking would work just as good. Just spray the wonton bites with cooking spray and bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. If you prefer panfrying, heat oil in pan and cook the wonton bites until golden brown. Or of course, you can fry them, too! The choice is yours.

Jalapeno Popper Wonton Bites
 
 

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons canned jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • pinch of smoked paprika (optional)
  • 8 square wonton wrappers
  • oil/cooking spray
  • sweet chili sauce, to serve

Instructions
  1. Combine cream cheese, jalapeno peppers, and paprika in small bowl and mix well.
  2. Place a spoonful of the mixture in the center of wonton wrapper. Wet all edges of the wrapper using fingertips. (Wet your fingertips with water.) Roll gently and seal.
  3. For baking; spray the prepared wontons with cooking spray and bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, or until the wrappers are golden brown.
  4. For panfrying; heat about 2 tablespoons olive oil and fry the wontons both sides until golden brown.
  5. For frying; heat oil and deep fry until golden brown.
  6. Serve with sweet chili sauce if desired.

   

29 Responses to “Jalapeno Popper Wonton Bites”

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    Holly — September 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    They look delicious. I can see how much you love your wonton wrappers. They will be perfect to take to parties. Thanks for sharing!

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    Belinda @zomppa — September 7, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Must be nice to have a bit of alone time with the little one! These are so inviting…pop pop pop in my mouth.

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    Jessica's Dinner Party — September 7, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Yum!!! Sounds like it would be great for a little dinner party!

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    Lynna — September 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Love these! I can already taste them. How great would these be at a potluck? ♥

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    Martin Villumsen — September 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Yummy! They sound and look so delicious. Guess I should start using wontons more often.

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    Misty — September 21, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Looks yummy..can’t wait to try!

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    Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks — February 2, 2013 at 10:10 am

    These look amazing :)

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    Jennifer — February 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Do you know of a way to use cheddar cheese instead of cream cheese

    • Sook replied: — February 6th, 2013 @ 10:35 am

      Hi Jennifer! You can always experiment and see if cheddar works well for these. The idea of these bites is a wonton version of jalapeno poppers. But I’m sure you can create something just as delicious with your favorite cheese. Good luck! Thanks for your comment.

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    Cynthia — October 17, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Looks really yummy! Have you tried making a batch and freezing it prior or post bake/fry?

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    SY — December 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Can you make these ahead of time say a day beforehand and if so how would you suggest to reheat rewarm

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    chantal bell — February 16, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Made them with saysage added also…delish

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