I made these little gems for the first time last holiday season and they were the biggest hit of all the parties I catered. Most of the time most people may think anything with the ingredient “jalapeno” is too hot for them– (it’s me…I am most people!)…but this little bite does not a pack a life-altering punch. The hint of jalapeno peppers I used just enhances the yummy flavor. Many guests at each event were also so surprised that this appetizer was their very favorite and I’m thinking it may become yours as well!
It all begins with the little packs of fresh won tons that you find in the fresh veggie section of the grocery store. You will try to fashion each one in your mini muffin pan gently…trying to create a “bowl” shape for the filling. Each one will shape differently, but that just adds to the beauty! When you get all the won tons shaped just like you want them, lightly spray each one with non-stick cooking spray. Pop the pan into your 400 degree oven for about 5-7 minutes, watching them carefully to not burn. You’ll want them to just have a beautiful brown color as in the picture. I have made these up to a day ahead and stored them in ziploc bags and then filled them the day of the event to bake. I’m not sure if they will keep their crunch longer than that and no one will enjoy a won ton that is not crunchy!
In your mixing bowl, add the delicious filling ingredients–cream cheese, shredded cheese, fresh cooked crispy bacon pieces, jalapeno’s, sour cream. Blend until all combined. The filling can also be blended a few days ahead and kept in the refrigerator until ready to use. It’s just another wonderful reason I love this appetizer!
When ready to serve, fill each won ton with a spoonful of the filling like so…
Bake on 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until the filling is all melty. Garnish with sliced green onions. Serve immediately while hot and delicious!Print
Jalapeno Popper Wonton Bites Recipe
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
- 2– 3 TBSP diced, jar jalapenos with liquid
- 2–3 green onions sliced thin for garnish
- 24 won ton wrappers, found in produce section
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Gently and carefully, shape each won ton into your mini muffin pan to create a “bowl” for your filling.
Spray each won ton with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake 5-7 minutes until brown. Remove from oven and set aside while you make the filling.
In your mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheese, bacon, and jalapenos.
Fill each won ton with a good spoonful of the filling.
Bake on 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Garnish with sliced green onions when removed from the oven.
Serve and enjoy while hot!