These Confetti Cream Cheese Wontons are a fun little game day snack. They’re light, crispy, crunchy… and they have bright bursts of color from chopped veggies.
We made this snack using Twin Dragon wonton wrappers, the most versatile and easy-to-use wrappers we’ve found. (Twin Dragon has been making wrappers for more than 60 years, so they’re the experts.) These wrappers are non-GMO, vegan, and have no artificial preservatives. They’re also great for more than just your traditional wonton. You can fill them with anything from pork to butternut squash. Then you can boil them, bake them, fry them, or even air-fry them.
These Confetti Cream Cheese Wontons are similar to the cream cheese wontons you might know from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But we’ve added finely chopped multicolored veggies to give them a pop of color and flavor.
Here’s how we did it:
Confetti Cream Cheese Wontons Recipe
Confetti Cream Cheese Wontons Recipe
These confetti cream cheese wontons are light, crispy, and filled with pretty colors from brightly colored chopped vegetables.
- 1 1/2 cups finely chopped veggies (we used red, yellow, and orange peppers, plus red onions and celery)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 20 wonton wrappers (We used Twin Dragon brand)
- oil for frying
Saute the chopped veggies in the olive oil over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes, or until just softened.
In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sauteed vegetables, and garlic salt.
Begin wrapping the wontons: Take one wonton wrapper, lay it out on a flat surface, and place one rounded teaspoonful of filling into the center. Dot the four sides of the wonton wrapper with a little bit of water. Bring two opposite corners together, pinch shut, and then bring the other two corners together and pinch shut. Carefully pinch together all of the seams, making sure to squeeze out any air between the filling and the wrapper. The end result should look like an "x" from the top.
Prepare a deep fryer or heat approximately two inches of oil in a frying pan. Heat the oil until very hot and sizzling when a drop of water is placed in the pan. Drop wontons into the oil, cooking for about 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan or fryer with a slotted spoon or tongs and place on a paper towel. Serve while hot.
If you haven’t worked with wonton wrappers before, there are a few things you should know. One, they dry out quickly. So you should a) keep them covered while you’re not using them, and b) work quickly. We’ve found that it helps to have an extra set of hands, so we recruited one of our kids to help us.
Also, the wrapping part may look complicated, but it’s really not. It’s just a matter of crossing opposite sides together and sealing it all up. We’ve found that it is helpful to have a small bowl of water standing by to help you moisten the edges before you press them together.
And last – make sure you seal it up tightly! You don’t want the filling oozing out into the oil. If this happens, it’s OK… but do your best to scoop out any extra pieces from the oil before you continue frying.
We hope you love these Confetti Cream Cheese Wontons as much as we do! If you want to try them, you can find Twin Dragon wonton wrappers at any major grocery store, including Walmart, Safeway, Price Chopper, Vons, Price Chopper, Stater Bros., and more.
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