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This Wonton wrapper cups recipe is perfect for bite-sized appetizers! They can be sweet or savory, and they are always a crowd favorite!

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Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

Looking for an easy appetizer for your game day and Super Bowl? Look no further than wonton cups!

These little cups are made from wonton wrappers and can be filled with anything you like. Today, we’ll show you how to make them using a simple recipe.

Once you’ve tried these wonton cup appetizers, you’ll never want to go back to serving regular old appetizers again!

Easy and Versatile Wonton Cups

Wonton cups are one of the easiest and most versatile finger food appetizer recipes you can make and are perfect for game days and Super Bowl parties.

You can fill them with buffalo chicken, cheese, or even a sweet dessert, or just fill them with just about anything you like.

People fill them with meats, veggies, cheeses, and even desserts! The options are endless.

You can serve them hot with a dipping sauce on the side. Your guests will love these wonton cup appetizers!

Plus, they’re a great way to use up any leftover wonton wrappers you might have.

If you’ve ever made homemade wontons before, then you know there are always a few wrappers left over.

Rather than throwing them away, put them to good use and make some easy wonton cups!

You can easily find these wrappers at your local grocery store. They usually come in a package of about 50 wrappers.

And trust us, once you start making these cups, you will want to make them all the time!

Love tasty appetizers? Then try our Loaded Tater Tots, Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers, and Pimiento Cheese Balls recipes for the best appetizer recipes.

Ingredients for making Wonton Cup Appetizers

  • Wonton wrappers
  • Cooking spray

Ingredient Notes

  • You can find wonton wrappers in the grocery store produce section. Or, make things easy and order them from Walmart’s online grocery pickup as I do!
  • It is helpful to use a shot glass or similar glass when making this crispy wonton cups. This will help the wrappers line up with the sides of the muffin cup wells.
  • The wrappers will shrink slightly during baking, and this will ensure that there is enough room to fill your cups.
Wonton cup ingredients which contains wonton wrappers and cooking spray.

Equipment Used for Making Wonton Cups

How to make Wonton Wrapper Cups in Oven

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Pan preparation. Spray the muffin tins with cooking spray. Spray the bottom 1/2 of the shot glass (or small glass) with cooking spray.

This will help the wonton wrapper to stick to the glass and make it easier to remove later.

muffin pans with wonton wrappers and being shaped by a shot glass.

Shaping the Cups. Lightly spritz the wonton wrapper with cooking spray. Then, place it in the muffin tin well.

Use the shot glass to form the wonton wrapper around the muffin pan well. You may need to twist the glass lightly.

Do this with the rest of the wonton wrappers.

wonton cups in a muffin pan.

Baking the Cups. Bake the wontons for 10 minutes, until golden and crispy, with little bubbles on them.

Let the crispy wonton cups cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes (unless you are adding a filling and baking).

You can then store them in an air-tight container at room temperature for 1-2 days.

oven baked wonton cups in a muffin pan.

Air Fryer Instructions

To make these in an air fryer, use glass custard cups instead of muffin pans for the wrappers. Bake at 325ºF following the instructions above.

How to make little wonton cups

For this recipe, you will need mini muffin tins and mini wrappers to make little wonton cups.

The process is the same as above, but you will need to use your fingers to form the wonton wrapper into the shape of a cup. You will also need to bake them for a shorter time.

Recipe Variations

If you’re feeling adventurous, there are endless possibilities for wonton cups. Here are a few of our favorite variations:

  • Can’t find wonton wrappers? Use egg roll wrappers instead! Just cut them in quarters.
  • Use mini wonton wrappers and a mini-muffin pan to make bite-sized appetizers.
  • Fill your wonton cups with a sweet cream cheese filling by mixing honey and cream cheese, then top with berries.
  • Make a spicy sriracha cream cheese filling for your wonton cups by mixing sriracha sauce with cream cheese.
  • Fill your cups with a vegetarian filling of your choice. Try the filling in this vegetarian mushroom dumpling recipe.
  • Fill your cups with sour cream and french onion dip for a twist on the classic chip dip.

What goes well with Wonton Cups?

Now that you know how to make a wonton wrapper recipe, it’s time to fill them! Here are some of our favorite ideas:

  • Buffalo chicken – Just like your favorite wing sauce, but in wonton cup form!
  • Crab Rangoon – A classic appetizer made even better when served in a wonton cup.
  • Taco dinner cups – All your favorite taco toppings in one bite!
  • Cheesy broccoli cups – A healthy(ish) option that will please any cheese lover.
  • Fruit salad – A light and refreshing option that’s perfect for summer.
  • Chocolate cups – Fill them with chocolate pudding or ganache for a decadent treat.
  • Jalapeño popper cups – All the flavors of your favorite handheld appetizer, but in cup form!
wonton wrappers all lined up in a muffin pan.

How to Store Wonton Cups

If you’re making these ahead of time, store them in an air-tight container at room temperature. They’ll last for up to two days.

My preferred way to reheat these is in the air fryer at 325ºF for 10 minutes. They will taste just as fresh as when you made them. 

To reheat in the oven, place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Can I freeze These Cups?

Yes, the cups from this wonton wrapper recipe can also be frozen. After baking, let them cool. Then simply place them on a baking sheet and freeze them for about an hour.

Once they’re frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They’ll last in the freezer for up to three months.

How to reheat Wonton Appetizers

My preferred way to reheat these is in the air fryer at 325ºF for 10 minutes. They will taste just as fresh as when you made them. 

To reheat in the oven, place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes or until heated through.

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How to Make Wonton Cups

This Wonton Wrapper Cups recipe is perfect for bite-sized appetizers! They can be sweet or savory, and they are always a crowd favorite!
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Holiday
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Appetizers, wonton recipes, how to make, appetizer recipes, wonton cups, how to make wonton cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 wontons
Calories 22kcal

Equipment

  • muffin or cupcake pan
  • shot glass or a 2" glass cup (see notes to make them without a glass)

Ingredients

  • 12 wonton wrappers (find them in the grocery store produce section)
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Spray muffin pan with cooking oil. Spray the bottom 1/2 of the shot glass (or small glass) with cooking spray.
  • Lightly spritz the wonton wrapper with cooking spray, then place it in the muffin well. Use the shot glass to form the wonton wrapper to the muffin well. You may need to lightly twist the glass. Do this with the rest of the wonton wrappers.
  • Bake the wontons for 10 minutes, until golden and crispy, with little bubbles on them. Let the wonton cups cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes (unless you are adding a filling and baking).
  • Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for 1-2 days.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • To make these in an air fryer, use glass custard cups for the wonton wrappers, instead of a muffin pan. Bake at 325ºF, following the instructions above.

Notes

You can find wonton wrappers in the grocery store produce section. Or, make things easy and order them from online grocery pickup like I do!
I recommend using a shot or similar glass when making your wonton cups. It helps your wrappers align with the sides of the muffin cup wells. The wrappers shrink slightly during baking, ensuring a wide enough area for filling your wonton cups. 
To reheat:
Air fryer: air fry at 325ºF for 10 minutes. They will taste just as fresh as when you made them. 
Oven: place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1wonton | Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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