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Monday, December 26, 2011

Jalapeno Bites

A great party snack to have on hand in the freezer. Make them up well in advance and heat them up as needed. Another recipe re-post as part of my ongoing effort to collect them all in one place.

This recipe is for those of you who are looking to warm up a party. I have no idea where I got it. I started using it more than 10 years ago and still follow my handwritten instructions. If anyone can identify the original source I will gladly provide credit. What I’ve written below is the directions I actually follow. These freeze well and re-heat easily.

Jalapeno Bites

8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
3 ounces cream cheese
4 chopped green onions
1 can (drained) chopped green chilies

Mix ingredients until well blended. Put about a teaspoon of filling on the side of a wonton wrapper. Roll it diagonally across, folding in the bottom as you go. Seal with water. Then rub a little cold water across the inside of the still open top. Pinch together. The finished product should look vaguely like a chili pepper. If that is too complicated just wrap and seal any old way. It won’t affect the taste. Deep fry in 375 degree Fahrenheit oil until crispy and lightly golden. You can serve and eat now or freeze for later use. Freeze in a single layer until solid then store in a zip lock back. Reheat frozen jalapeno bites in a 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes until warm and crisp.


  1. yum! these sound like those that were so popular in restaurants in the States a few (dozen) or so years ago!

  2. I keep thinking that this might work out as a hot dip. I'll have to try it out.

  3. Yep. Works great as a dip. Just mix up the filling and bake until bubbly.