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Wonton Cheese Bites

Wonton Cheese Bites {4 Varieties}

Fingerfood bliss.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword Cheese Appetizer, Cheese Wontons, Wontons
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 (Yields 12 Cheese Bites)

Ingredients

For the Wontons and Cooking the Cheese Bites:

  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • ½ cup canola oil more may be needed depending on the size of skillet used

For the Sweet Brie Bites:

  • 1 ounce brie cheese cut widthwise into 3 pieces
  • 1-½ teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 whole walnuts shelled

For the Chive Brie Bites:

  • 1 ounce brie cheese cut widthwise into 3 pieces
  • 1 green onion just the green top, chopped

For the Cheddar and String Cheese Jalapeno Bites:

  • 1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese cut into three 1-inch x 1-inch squares
  • 1 ounce (about 1 snack size stick) mozzarella string cheese
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper seeds removed and thinly cut lengthwise into 12 slices

Instructions

For the Sweet Brie Bites (makes 3):

  1. For the Wonton Filling - 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. 

  2. Lay a wonton wrapper on a plate so that it’s in a “diamond” type shape with one of the corners facing downwards.  In the middle of the wonton, place a piece of brie cheese.

  3. Add ½ teaspoon of brown sugar over the brie. Then add a walnut on top of the brown sugar. 
  4. Rolling the Wontons - 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.  Small adjustments may be needed to both sides of the wonton wrapper to make the wonton a bit more narrow towards to top corner.

  5. 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 (makes 3):

  1. For the Wonton Filling - Lay a wonton wrapper on a plate so that it’s in a “diamond” type shape with one of the corners facing downwards. 

  2. In the middle of a wonton wrapper, lay a piece of brie.  Add ¼ teaspoon diced green onion on top of the brie. 

  3. Then roll it up in the wonton wrapper (the same way as for the Sweet Brie Bites above). Repeat with 2 more wonton wrappers and set aside.

For the Cheddar and String Cheese Jalapeno Bites (makes 6):

  1. For the Cheddar Cheese Wonton Filling - Lay a wonton wrapper on a plate so that it’s in a “diamond” type shape with one of the corners facing downwards. 

  2. In the middle of a wonton wrapper lay 3 thin slices of jalapeno (add 4 slices if more heat is preferred).

  3. On top of the jalapenos, add a piece of cheddar cheese. Then roll it up in the wonton wrapper. Repeat with 2 more wonton wrappers and set aside. 

  4. For the String Cheese Wonton Filling - Repeat the process using the string cheese and thin slices of jalapeno pepper.  Set aside.

Cooking the Cheese Bites:

  1. Heat a medium size skillet on medium heat and add canola oil.  To the pan, add a very small pinch of flour, when it bubbles it's time to add the wontons.

  2. To the pan, using tongs, carefully add four or five of the rolled up wontons (seam side down) at a time to the oil and keep a close eye on them. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Remove the wontons from the oil and set them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain off the excess oil. 
  5. Serve warm with your favorite type of sauce. 
  6. 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.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

3 Super Quick and Easy Dipping Sauces:

Mix together;

TIP:

  1. The wonton cheese bites can be wrapped 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).