3 Creative Finger Foods to Make With Wonton Wrappers

Every now and then, I come across a life-changing product. Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorites: wonton wrappers. If you don't frequent the tofu corner of the market, you may not be aware of this magical food. I'm here to tell you about the wonder of the wonton wrapper.

3 Things to Know About Wonton Wrappers

1. They're super low in calories.

On average, these slim sheets have less than 20 calories each!

2. Bake them for a satisfying crunch.

No need to fry. You’ll be amazed by how crunchy these are once baked in the oven. Form them into cups in a muffin pan, and you've got the cutest little vehicles for sweet and savory fillings. Recipes below!

3. They're perfect for crowd-friendly dishes.

Wonton wrappers are ideal for multi-serving recipes... especially since they come in packs of 50 or so. Head to the refrigerated tofu section, grab a pack, and get started with one of these fantastic recipes.

BLT Wonton Cups

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1/6th of recipe (2 wonton crunchies): 93 calories, 3g total fat (1g sat fat), 435mg sodium, 12g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 3.5g protein

These mini salads are great for summer barbeques. They're a calorie-controlled food that can be part of your fun food arrangement.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.

2. Cook 6 slices of center-cut or turkey bacon until crispy. Finely chop.

3. Place 12 wonton wrappers in the cups of the muffin pan and press them into the bottoms and sides. Lightly spray with nonstick spray. Bake until lightly browned, about eight minutes.

4. In a large bowl, mix 1/4 cup fat-free mayo, three tablespoons Hellmann’s/Best Foods Dijonnaise (or creamy Dijon mustard), and a dash each garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir in one cup seeded and chopped plum tomatoes, two cups finely chopped lettuce, and the chopped bacon.

5. Evenly distribute BLT mixture among cooled shells, about three tablespoons each.

White Pizza Wonton Crunchers

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1/6th of recipe (2 wonton crunchers): 102 calories, 3g total fat (2g sat fat), 278mg sodium, 11.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 7g protein

These little bites pack SO much pizza flavor. It's a fun low-carb way to satisfy your craving!

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.

2. Place 12 wonton wrappers in the cups of the muffin pan, and press them into the bottom and sides. Lightly spray with nonstick spray. Bake until lightly browned, about eight minutes. 

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix 3/4 cup light/low-fat ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

4. Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir one cup chopped brown mushrooms until mostly softened, about three minutes. Add cheese mixture and two cups chopped spinach. Cook and stir until mushrooms are soft, spinach has wilted, and cheese is hot, about minute.

5. Evenly distribute mixture among the wonton cups. Top each cup with a half of a cherry tomato, and evenly sprinkle two tablespoons chopped fresh basil over the cups.

Personal Peach Pies

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1/12th of recipe (1 mini pie): 47 calories, 0.5g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 55mg sodium, 10g carbs, 1g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 1g protein

These are the cutest little desserts ever! And they're so easy to make. They're one five ways to make fruit fun.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray. 

2. Place 12 wonton wrappers in the cups of the muffin pan, and press them into the bottom and sides. Lightly spray with nonstick spray. Bake until lightly browned, about eight minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a nonstick pot, combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1/2 cup water and stir to dissolve. Add three cups finely chopped peaches (fresh or thawed from frozen; no sugar added), 2 tablespoons brown sugar (not packed), 1 packet no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia), 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and a dash of salt. Set heat to medium. Stirring frequently, cook until peaches have slightly softened and mixture is thick and gooey, six to eight minutes.

4. Remove from heat, and stir in one tablespoon room-temp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread.

5. Spoon peach mixture into wonton cups, about three tablespoons each.

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