Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Wontons

Servings: Approx. 3 dozen wontons

  • Wonton wrappers
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, let it come to room temperature for easier mixing
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or bittersweet)
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Cinnamon and sugar, (1 part cinnamon to 10 parts sugar) for coating after frying
  1. In a stand mixer, beat together cream cheese, egg, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and chocolate chips. Set to the side.
  2. Preheat your frying oil in a pot on the stove. The amount of oil will depend on the size of your pot, but you want a couple inches in there, enough to cover the wontons. I set the temperature on high heat until the oil comes to approximately 400˚F, then drop the heat the medium. (When in doubt about whether the oil is ready for frying, I put the tiniest pinch of flour in the oil and look for it to sizzle immediately.)
  3. While the oil is heating, lay out your wonton wrappers. Scoop about 1/2 tablespoon of batter into each wonton. (Don't try fitting much more than that, or else you'll have a hard time sealing up the wontons!)
  4. Using a pastry brush or the tip of your finger, wet two edges of the wonton wrapper with water or egg wash, then fold one side over into a triangle shape. Press the edges firmly to seal, then pinch the two smaller corners together gently to form a wonton shape, you can lightly wet those corners to get them to stick together.
  5. In batches of a half dozen or so, fry the wontons, around 3 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  6. Using a spider (large metal strainer spoon), scoop the wontons into a bowl of cinnamon-sugar and toss gently.
  7. Serve warm! (They're still pretty tasty though at room temperature.)


J. Brooks said…
I love chocolate chip recipes! and so my daughter. So I'm planning to give it try this weekend with her. Thank you so much for sharing.