Won Ton Cheese Bites

With the holidays just around the corner I wanted to share with you some ideas for appetizers that can be made with won ton wrappers.

Pre-made won ton wrappers are generally located in the deli section at the grocery store by the cottage cheese or regular cheese areas.

They are so versatile and can be made into all kinds of tasty recipes.

Here are some recipe ideas using Brie, Cheddar, and String Cheese.  The cheese is rolled up in the won ton skins with some added flavors, and then fried quickly to a perfect crunch. 

There is a sweet version called “Sweet Brie Bites” with Brie, brown sugar and walnuts, or maybe you would prefer the “Chive Brie Bites”….or perhaps you might like the “Jalapeno Cheddar or String Cheese” bites. 

Or, you might want to customize these bites to include your favorite ingredients.  There are sooo many potential options!

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Won ton wrappers and canola oil.

For the Sweet Brie Bites.

For the Chive Brie Bites.

For the Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese and String Cheese Bites.  
 

Here’s how to make it.

For the Sweet Brie Bites:

Cut off a piece of the Brie.

It’s easier to cut the Brie when its chilled right out of the refrigerator.

Cut off the rind.

Cut the Brie into 6 one inch squares.  Set aside 3 of the squares for the Chive Brie Bites.

Set the brown sugar and walnuts next to the pieces of Brie for easy access.

Lay a won ton wrapper on a plate so that it’s in a “diamond” type shape with one of the corners facing downwards.

Lay a piece of the Brie on to the middle of the won ton.

Add ½ teaspoon of brown sugar over the Brie.

It’s just fine if the brown sugar falls outside of the area of where the cheese is placed.

Then add a walnut on top of the brown sugar.

Next, fold the bottom corner up over the Brie.

Then fold the right corner over the Brie.

Then fold the left corner over the Brie.

You may need to make a small adjustment to both sides to make the won ton a bit more narrow towards to top corner.

Make the last fold by rolling the Brie up towards the top corner.

Repeat with 2 more won ton wrappers and set aside.

For the Chive Brie Bites:

Chop the green part of the onion into small pieces (you just need about 2 long green pieces of the onion).

Lay a won ton wrapper on a plate.

Place a piece of Brie on to a won ton wrapper.

Add about ¼ teaspoon of the diced green onion on top.

Roll it up in the won ton wrapper…..bottom corner first….

…….then the right corner…..

….then the left corner….

….then roll it up to the top.

Repeat with 2 more won ton wrappers and set aside.

For the Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Bites:

Remove the seeds from the Jalapeno and slice into pieces as thin as possible.

Cut the Cheddar cheese into 3 pieces that are about 1 inch by 1 inch in size.

Lay 3 or 4 slices of the jalapeno on the won ton wrapper.

Next add a piece of the Cheddar cheese on top of the jalapenos.

Then roll it up in the won ton wrapper.  Repeat with 2 more won ton wrappers and set aside.

For the String Cheese Jalapeno Bites:

Cut the string cheese into 3 pieces.  Add some jalapeno slices to a won ton wrapper.

Next add a piece of string cheese.

Then roll it up in the won ton wrapper.

Repeat with 2 more won ton wrappers and set aside.

These also work well if you want to make them ahead of time……..

……just cover them with plastic wrap and store the rolled cheese bites in the refrigerator until you’re ready to fry them.

Cooking the Cheese Bites:

Add the canola oil to a medium size skillet.  Depending on the diameter of your skillet, you may need a little more oil so that it’s about ½ inch from the bottom of the pan.

Heat the oil on medium heat.

Add four or five of the rolled up won tons at a time to the oil and keep a close eye on them. 

Fry each side of the won ton until its golden brown.

If the won tons are cooking too fast, turn the heat down a bit.

Remove from the skillet and set on to a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.

Serve warm with your favorite type of sauce.

Some easy sauce ideas include mixing:

Sour cream with your favorite salsa; or honey with dijon mustard; or mayonnaise with adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers.

Enjoy!

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Won Ton Cheese Bites

Yield: Serves 3

Ingredients:

12 Won Ton Wrappers
1 ounce String Cheese (about 1 snack size stick)
1 ounce Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 ounces Brie Cheese
1 fresh Jalapeno
1 Green Onion (just the green top)
3 Walnuts
1 ½ teaspoons Brown Sugar
½ cup Canola Oil

Directions:

For the Sweet Brie Bites: Cut off the rind. Cut the Brie into 6 one inch squares. Set aside 3 of the squares for the Chive Brie Bites. Lay a won ton wrapper on a plate so that it’s in a “diamond” type shape with one of the corners facing downwards. Place a piece of the Brie on to the middle of the won ton.

Add ½ teaspoon of brown sugar over the Brie. Then add a walnut on top of the brown sugar. Next, fold the bottom corner up over the Brie. Then fold the right corner over the Brie. Then fold the left corner over the Brie. You may need to make a small adjustment to both sides to make the won ton a bit more narrow towards to top corner. Make the last fold by rolling the Brie up towards the top corner. Repeat with 2 more won ton wrappers and set aside.

For the Chive Brie Bites: Chop the green part of the onion into small pieces (you just need about 2 long green pieces of the onion). Same as above, lay a piece of Brie on to a won ton wrapper. Add about ¼ teaspoon of the diced green onion on top of the Brie. Then roll it up in the won ton wrapper. Repeat with 2 more won ton wrappers and set aside.

For the Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Bites: Remove the seeds from the Jalapeno and slice into pieces as thin as possible. Cut the Cheddar cheese into 3 pieces that are about 1 inch by 1 inch in size. Lay 3 or 4 slices of the jalapeno on the won ton wrapper. Next add a piece of the Cheddar cheese on top of the jalapenos. Then roll it up in the won ton wrapper. Repeat with 2 more won ton wrappers and set aside.

For the String Cheese Jalapeno Bites: Cut the string cheese into 3 pieces. Add some jalapeno slices to a won ton wrapper. Next add a piece of string cheese. Then roll it up in the won ton wrapper. Repeat with 2 more won ton wrappers and set aside.

Cooking the Cheese Bites: Add the canola oil to a medium size skillet. Depending on the diameter of your skillet, you may need a little more oil so that it’s about ½ inch from the bottom of the pan. Heat the oil on medium heat. Add four or five of the rolled up won tons at a time to the oil and keep a close eye on them. Fry each side of the won ton until its golden brown. If the won tons are cooking too fast, turn the heat down a bit.

Remove from the oil and set on to a paper towel to drain off the excess oil. Serve warm with your favorite type of sauce. Some easy sauce ideas include mixing: Sour cream with your favorite salsa; or Honey with Dijon mustard; or Mayonnaise with adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers.

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11 Responses to “Won Ton Cheese Bites”

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    Tina@flourtrader — November 8, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Fun in the kitchen with won tons! I love those little wrappers, you can fill them with about anything. Cheese filled ones do make for an awesome appetizer plate. You also picked the best kinds of cheese here-yum! Delicious post!

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    • CouponClippingCook — November 8th, 2011 @ 1:16 am

      Hi Tina, thank you!

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    mjskit — November 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I have some leftover wonton wrappers in my fridge so I now know what I’m going to do with them! These look fabulous!!!! Great idea!

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    • CouponClippingCook — November 8th, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

      Perfect! Thats the thing when making won ton recipes….sometimes you have too many wrappers left…or sometimes you need more. Then you get more…then you have too many again!!! Have a great day!

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    easyfoodsmith — November 8, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    How delicious is that!?! So very tempting! Lovely pics too…lovely post

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    • CouponClippingCook — November 8th, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

      Thank you!

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    Ann — November 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    These are GREAT! You are SO clever and the pictures are perfect!

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    Alyssa — November 11, 2011 at 7:19 am

    These look really great! I’ve been making crab rangoon and cream cheese rangoon using wonton wrappers. I like the idea of a sweet cheese bite and also a spicy cheese bite.

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    • CouponClippingCook — November 11th, 2011 @ 8:51 am

      Hi Alyssa, the crab rangoon and cream cheese rangoons in won ton wrappers sound delicious.

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    Christin — November 20, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    What a clever way to use won ton wrappers!

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    • CouponClippingCook — November 20th, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

      Hi Christin, thank you for stopping by!

      Reply

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