Jalapeno Popper Dumplings


You’re so gonna love these.
Jalapeno Popper Wontons These are so good and so, so easy. They will impress your dinner guests, your coworkers, your friends, or whoever the hell you feed.

If you aren’t familiar, these are referred to as dumplings, potstickers, rangoons or wontons. I’ve made many – Go here, here and here to see just a few.

If you don’t know the joy of working with wonton skins, you’re sooo missing out.

They’re pliable, versatile, and literally a little square blank canvas. I made these with a batch of jalapeno poppers I made (I made too many).

For whatever reason, the bacon on these decided to be a whiny ass little bitch. BUT, I’m glad because I bagged them up and threw them in the fridge instead of serving them to whoever was here or taking them to work.

When I decided to make these, I imagined throwing the poppers in the food processor, wrapping them up in wonton skins and frying them. Worked like a damn charm.

So, here’s how you put them together. Make your poppers and let them cool; preferably in the fridge for a few hours.

Using one wrapper at a time line them with water, which is the glue to bind the wrapper together using your finger (please wash your hands first), and put a teaspoon of popper filling in the very center.
Fold them up like little stars. Here’s a link to show your how to shape them a few different ways.

I like the four pointed star technique – it’s easy.  You basically bring each side up, two at a time, and press to seal all edges.
See how cute these are??

What makes these beautiful things so unique is the Cilantro Mango dipping sauce. It’s absurd. Good Lord – just insanely delicious. It’s cilantro, mango, jalapeno, and some other things.
It works so perfectly with the wontons.
These are my new favorite apps.
Here’s your printable –

Jalapeno Popper Dumplings

Jalapeno Popper Dumplings


    For the Poppers
  • 6 jalapeno peppers, halved and deseeded (unless you like major heat)
  • 1/2 block cream cheese, at room temperature (or more depending on how big your peppers are)
  • 1/2 lb Bill E's Bacon, halved
  • For the Wontons
  • 1 package wonton wrappers
  • Jalapeno poppers
  • 3 cups sunflower oil (or canola)
  • For the Cilantro Mango Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 mango, diced
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


    For the Poppers
  • Stuff each pepper half with cream cheese and wrap with bacon slice; place on baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 425, and bake for 25 minutes, until bacon is done.
  • Let cool and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  • Add poppers to a food processor and pulse, until thoroughly chopped.
  • For the Wontons
  • To assemble the wontons, line each wrapper with water by using your finger and spoon about a tsp of jalapeno filling in the center.
  • Fold corners together to make a triangle and seal, being careful to not squeeze the filling out, covering with a damp paper towel.
  • Bring oil in a medium size pan over 375 degree heat (medium high).
  • Fry wontons until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.
  • For the Cilantro Mango Dipping Sauce
  • Combine all in a food processor, pulse until combined.
  • Serve wontons with dipping sauce.
  • Enjoy!


Jalapeno Popper Dumplings


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  1. Damn is right! Wow, always making something so creative and unique. Love it.

  2. You took my favorite appetizer and kicked it up a notch! I love it
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  3. These look delicious, particularly love the sound of that mango sauce.

  4. Delicious!

  5. These sing to my wee Texas heart….delish

  6. Wow this is so delicious looking I just need to make them you have given me a great reason just by the photo!
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