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Easy Jalapeno Popper Wontons

The perfect appetizer, Easy Jalapeno Popper Wonton bites is a delicious game day treat or a quick snack. They are a tasty blend of spicy and creamy in a fun little two-bite cup.

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Jalapeno poppers are one of those appetizers that are so delicious to eat but can be labor-intensive to make. That’s where these little jalapeno popper wontons come in to save the day!

Prepare to win the appetizer game at your next event. It IS a contest. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

This recipe calls for using a regular muffin tin. That is intentional for two reasons. One, most people have regular muffin tins instead of mini muffin tins. Two, it is a giant pain in the butt to fill the mini muffin cups with the cream cheese filling.

Jalapeno Popper Bites Ingredients

This recipe is rocking:

  • Jalapenos (I used fresh, but feel free to use the canned kind)
  • Wonton wrappers (you’ll usually find them in the produce section at the grocery store)
  • Cream cheese AND plain Greek yogurt (try Easy Instant Pot Yogurt)
  • Green onions
  • Garlic or garlic powder
  • Bacon (optional – you can use Air Fryer Bacon or Bake Bacon in the oven)
  • Balsamic reduction (optional but it helps cut the heat. I use Nonna Pia’s which I get at Costco)

If you’re dairy-free, check out this Jalapeno Poppers Dip which has a delicious cashew cream base.

Can You Make Jalapeno Popper Wontons Ahead of Time?

Yes! The wonton cups can be baked up to four days before your event, and the cream cheese and yogurt filling actually taste better if made one day prior.

2 photos showing how to bake wonton cups

I’m not sure about you, but I prefer to do all my prep work well ahead of a party. But hey, maybe you love waiting until the last minute and then dealing with stress-induced boob sweat. You do you.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • If you’re sensitive to the heat of the jalapeno, try dicing and then cooking them down a bit in a hot skillet until softened (~5 minutes).
  • Need something with a bit less heat? Try using poblano pepper instead.
  • To reheat, place on a baking tray in the oven until warmed (~7 minutes).
  • Leave the bacon out to make these vegetarian jalapeno poppers
  • Use a small spoon or piping bag to get the filling into the wonton cups.

3 photos showing how to make and fill jalapeno popper wonton cups

More Great Appetizers You’ll Love

three jalapeno popper wontons on a wooden cutting board

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5 from 2 votes
Easy Jalapeno Popper Wontons
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

The perfect appetizer, Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers are a delicious game day treat or a quick snack. They are a delicious blend of spicy and creamy.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked jalapeno poppers
Servings: 24
Calories: 51 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Lightly spray a muffin tin with olive oil.

  3. Gently press a wonton wrapper into each muffin cup. Spritz the wontons with a bit more olive oil.

  4. Bake for 9 minutes or until golden brown. If making ahead of time, remove from muffin tin and place on a baking rack until fully cool. If serving immediately, allow to cool enough to handle.

  5. Place cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds at a time until you can easily work with it (~30 seconds total).

  6. Add the rest of the ingredients through balsamic reduction, and mix thoroughly. If making ahead of time, refrigerate cream cheese mixture until ready to use.

  7. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment. Fill each wonton cup halfway with the jalapeno mixture. This is easier if the cream cheese mixture is soft.

  8. Bake for 5-10 minutes until the cream cheese is melted and warmed through. Drizzle with the balsamic reduction if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Wonton cups can be made up to four days before and stored in an air-tight container.

 

Cream cheese mix can be made up to two days before and stored in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Jalapeno Popper Wontons
Amount Per Serving (2 wonton cups)
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 comments on “Easy Jalapeno Popper Wontons”

  1. I made these for the super bowl. They were so good! I love that the components can be prepped in advance. Thanks so much for such a yummy treat!

  2. We love jalapeno poppers in our family. I can’t wait to make this quick version.

  3. I am so excited to try this! We have snacks for dinner for Superbowl Sunday and this sounds like it would be a good addition. I think we have a mess of jalapenos in the freezer from the garden this summer…

    • Ohhh that would be a great way to use up your peppers! Do you freeze them sliced, halved, or whole?

      Just remember you can make the wonton cups up to three days ahead of time. Makes the actual serving event much easier.

      • The peppers were sliced before freezing. I will totally make the cups and filling in advance. I love that idea!

  4. Happy New Year! These jalapeno poppers look so good I can’t wait to try them this weekend.

  5. ph!! I wonder how they’d be in the air fryer!?!