Wonton Cheese Bites

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

Pre-made wonton 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 wonton skins with some added flavors, and then fried quickly to a perfect crunch.

There is a sweet version with brie, brown sugar and walnuts, and another brie option with chives or just the green part of a green onion.

Also below is a version with either cheddar or string cheese and jalapenos.

They are all sooo good.

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.

Wonton wrappers, canola oil and…

…for the sweet brie bites – brie, brown sugar and walnuts;

for the chive brie bites – chives or the green part of a green onion and brie;

for the jalapeno cheese bites – cheddar and/or string cheese and a fresh jalapeno.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Sweet Brie Bites:

Cut a slice a piece of brie (lengthwise, about 1/2 inch thick).

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 wonton 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 in the middle of the wonton and sprinkle 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 of the wonton wrapper up and 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 wonton wrapper 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 wonton wrappers and set aside.

For the Chive Brie Bites:

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

Lay a wonton wrapper on a plate.  Place a piece of brie in the middle of the wonton wrapper.

Top the brie with diced green onion.

Roll the bottom corner of the wonton wrapper up and over the brie…

…then the right corner…

…then the left corner….

…then roll it up to the top.

Repeat with 2 more wonton wrappers and set aside.

For the Jalapeno Bites:

Remove the seeds from the jalapeno and thinly slice the pepper lengthwise.

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

Cut the string cheese into 3 pieces.

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; and on another wonton wrapper, add jalapeno and string cheese.

Then roll each one up in the wonton wrapper.  Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers.

Then roll it up in the won ton wrapper.

Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers and set aside.

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

Just cover the wrapped wonton cheese bites with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to fry them (no longer than a day or the wrappers could dry out).

Cooking the Cheese Bites:

Add canola oil to a medium size skillet.

Depending on the diameter of skillet used, a little more oil may be needed so that the oil is about ½ inch deep in the pan.

Heat the skillet on medium heat.

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

Fry them in batches so not to overcrowd the pan.

Fry each side of the wontons until they’re golden brown.

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

Remove the wontons from the skillet and set them on 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.

Then…

…enjoy.

Thank you for stopping by CCC!

Wonton Cheese Bites

Yield: Serves 3

Ingredients:

12 wonton wrappers
1 ounce string cheese (about 1 snack size stick)
1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese, cut into three 1-inch x 1-inch squares
2 ounces brie cheese, cut widthwise into 3 pieces
1 fresh jalapeno, seeds removed and thinly sliced widthwise
1 green onion (just the green top), chopped
3 whole walnuts (shelled)
1-½ teaspoons brown sugar
½ cup canola oil (more may be needed depending on the size of skillet used)

Directions:

For the Sweet Brie Bites: Cut a slice of the brie lengthwise (about 1/2 inch thick). 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 wonton 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 wonton. Add ½ teaspoon of brown sugar over the brie. Then add a walnut on top of the brown sugar. To roll the wonton - fold the bottom corner up and 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 of the wonton wrapper to make the wonton a bit more narrow towards to top corner. Make the last fold by rolling the brie up (that's inside the wrapper) towards the top corner. Repeat with 2 more wonton wrappers and set aside.

For the Chive Brie Bites: Same as above, lay a piece of brie in the middle of a wonton wrapper. Add about ¼ teaspoon of the diced green onion on top of the brie. Then roll it up in the wonton wrapper. Repeat with 2 more wonton wrappers and set aside.

For the Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Bites: Lay 3 or 4 slices of the jalapeno in the middle of a wonton wrapper. Add a piece of cheddar cheese on top of the jalapenos. Then roll it up in the wonton wrapper. Repeat with 2 more wonton wrappers and set aside. Repeat the process using the string cheese and set aside.

Cooking the Cheese Bites: Heat a medium size skillet on medium heat and add canola oil. To the pan, add four or five of the rolled up wontons at a time to the oil and keep a close eye on them. Cook in batches to avoid overcrowding. Fry each side of the wonton until its golden brown. If the wontons are cooking too fast, turn the heat down a bit. Remove the wontons from the oil and set them on a paper towel-lined plate 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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17 Responses to “Wonton Cheese Bites”

  1. Tina@flourtrader — November 8, 2011 @ 1:14 am (#
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    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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  2. mjskit — November 8, 2011 @ 12:54 pm (#
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    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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  3. easyfoodsmith — November 8, 2011 @ 11:33 pm (#
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    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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  4. Ann — November 9, 2011 @ 9:54 pm (#
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    These are GREAT! You are SO clever and the pictures are perfect!

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  5. Alyssa — November 11, 2011 @ 7:19 am (#
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    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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  6. Christin — November 20, 2011 @ 6:19 pm (#
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    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!

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  7. Amallia @DesireToEat — May 6, 2014 @ 12:25 pm (#
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    wow, looks so yummmmy, thanks for sharing the recipe and step by step instructions ,great idea for the wonton’s filling.

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    • Nancy — May 8th, 2014 @ 12:20 am

      Hi Amallia, thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Andrea — December 27, 2014 @ 2:20 pm (#
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    All of the versions looks delicious. Any way these could be baked instead of fried? I know there would be a difference in texture, but I really try to steer clear of frying in oil. Perhaps brushed lightly with oil then baked?

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    • Nancy — December 28th, 2014 @ 12:16 am

      Hi Andrea, I would for sure give it a try; lightly brush them with oil and bake at 350 degrees until the won tons start to turn a light brown or golden color. You’re right, there may be a different texture but by lightly brushing them with oil, the won tons may still be crispy. I’m actually going to give this a try myself. Thank you for mentioning it.

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  9. Ely — April 9, 2015 @ 9:00 am (#
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    I am definitely going to try these. And for the jalapenos, could i still use brie as the cheese or is chedder a better combo?

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    • Nancy — April 9th, 2015 @ 11:45 am

      Hi Ely, I think the jalapenos would taste great with the creaminess of the melted brie.

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