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Darling baked wonton wrappers are the perfect crunchy bowls to hold cheesy cream cheese and bacon jalapeno filling!
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Jalapeño Popper Wonton Cups

Jalapeño Popper Wonton Cups are loaded with bacon, cream cheese, jalapeños and cheddar. It is everything you love about jalapeno poppers in a crunchy wonton! It is the perfect appetizer for a party or the big game! You can also make the delicious filling as a DIP! See the recipe notes for instructions. Serving the dip with GF tortilla chips gives you a gluten free appetizer!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: wonton appetizers, jalapeno popper dip, wonton cups, hot appitizers
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker

Ingredients

  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 -3 jalapeños
  • 1/3 cup cooked and crumbled bacon or real bacon bits plus additional to garnish
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded (plus additional to garnish)
  • 3 Tablespoons green onions minced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Spray a12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Put one wonton wrapper in each muffin cup.
  • Bake wrappers about 5 minutes until they are starting to brown.
  • While the wrappers are in the oven start the filling.
  • In a medium glass mixing bowl, microwave the cream cheese for 30 seconds.
  • Add the black pepper. Stir together with a fork.
  • For a less spicy recipe remove and discard the seeds and white pith from the jalapenos (leave it in for more spice). Dice peppers small – almost minced.
  • Add jalapenos, green onions, bacon and cheddar cheese to the cream cheese mixture – stir to combine.
  • When the wontons have browned, use a cookie scoop to add the filling to the wonton cups. Garnish with reserved bacon and cheese.
  • Return filled wontons to the oven for 7-9 more minutes until hot through and cheese is melted.

Notes

This dish makes a wonderful dip too!  When I want to provide a gluten free option for friends I make the filling and spread it in a 10" cast iron skillet or a 8x8 glass baking dish.  I bake as directed for the wonton cups and it comes out hot and bubbly and wonderful!  Serve with some GF corn tortilla chips for heavenly and delicious dip - caution though - it goes fast!!!

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg