Jalapeno Poppers in Wonton Cups

by angelika on January 4, 2013

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I am having a love affair with stuffing wonton cups. Don’t tell hubby. I am new to the idea, although I have had numerous recipes tempting me on my Pinterest board. One of these days I am going to try wonton lasagna. It just sounds so fun.  I also have a secret addiction to jalapeno poppers. Even the really nasty ones, cough-Jack In The Box-cough. I only really eat the nasty fast food ones when I am pregnant, as my self control goes out the window. However anytime I go to a Mexican restaurant that offers them- I am on it. I am sure they are not much healthier, but the lack of drive through really boosts my confidence. Well imagine my delight when I found a way to get all the same flavors into a much healthier and not deep fried snack. Let’s just say these are no longer party/ game day food here. We make them for no reason at all.

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Grate a 1lb block of sharp cheddar cheese into a bowl and add one stick of cream cheese to it. Add in one or two cloves of pressed garlic, and microwave for 1 minute. Then mash it all up. Stir in 1/4 cup of finely diced pickled jalapeños. I used pickled because I love anything pickled- but also because I did not want these too spicy. There are usually many kids with access to the food table and I don’t want to cause any kind of pain. These had a nice little kick- but they were on the mild side. Feel free to add diced raw jalapeno if you prefer.

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Place the wonton wrappers on a damp towel, brush each side with olive oil, then gently press into a mini muffin tin. You kind of fold two sides in to make it fit best. Place one teaspoon of the mixture in each cup. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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Jalapeno Poppers in Wonton Cups
 
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Recipe type: appetizer
Serves: 48
Ingredients
  • 1 package wonton wrappers
  • 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 14 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • ¼ cup diced pickled jalapeños, or to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine the shredded cheddar and cream cheese.
  2. Mash in the garlic and stir to combine.
  3. If the mixture needs softening, you can microwave for 30-60 seconds.
  4. Stir in the jalapeños.
  5. Lightly oil each side of the won ton wrapper, then nestle the wrapper into mini muffin tins.
  6. Fill each with a heaping teaspoon of the cheese mixture.
  7. Bake at 400º for 8-10 minutes, watch them for burning tips at the end.

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