Wonton cups are perfect for making bite-sized appetizers! They can be sweet or savory, and they are always a crowd favorite! We’ll show you how to make them in a snap, using wonton wrappers.
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!
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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 serve them hot with a Bang Bang sauce, or any other 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! And trust us, once you start making these cups, you will want to make them all the time!
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Wonton wrappers – You can find wonton wrappers in the grocery store produce section. They usually come in a package of about 50 wrappers. Or, make things easy and order them from an online grocery pickup!
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Can’t find wonton wrappers? Use egg roll wrappers instead! Just cut them in quarters.
Tips for Making Wonton Cups in Oven
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 wrappers stick to the glass, and make it easier to remove later.
Shaping the Cups. Lightly spritz each wonton wrapper with cooking spray. Then, place it in the muffin tin well. Use the shot glass to form the inside of each appetizer cup. You may need to twist the glass slightly.
Baking the Cups. Bake the wrappers for 10 minutes, until golden and crispy, with little bubbles on them. Let them 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.
Air Fryer Instructions
To make air fryer wonton cup appetizers, use glass custard cups instead of muffin pans. Bake at 325ºF following the instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Making Mini Wonton Cups
To make mini appetizer cups, you will need mini muffin tins and mini wrappers.
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 amount of time.
Filling Ideas for Wonton Cup Appetizers
Now that you know how to make the wonton cups 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!
Storing and Reheating 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.
The easiest way to reheat them 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.
After baking, let the baked wonton shells 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 Make Wonton Cups
- muffin or cupcake pan
- shot glass or a 2" glass cup - (see notes to make them without a glass)
- 12 wonton wrappers (find them in the grocery store produce section)
- cooking spray
- 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.