4 Sweet Wonton Dessert Recipes

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Here are 4 wonderfully sweet wonton dessert recipes to prove that although most wonton recipes are savoury, they can be turned into sweet snacks to round off a good meal.

To me, wontons have always been savoury but while I was looking for more information about wontons, I came across cooks with great imagination, creativity and culinary talent who use the wonton wrappers to make all sort of sweet and delightful desserts. I thought I had to share them here. They are a great way to use up leftover wonton wrappers too.

For wontons that are going to be baked, I would recommend using an egg-less wonton wrappers. To all the sweet tooths out there ... with love.

1. Banana wonton rolls

Ingredients

  • 12 pieces of wonton wrappers
  • 1 very large ripe banana
  • 1.5 tbsp water
  • softened butter or egg wash

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180-200C
  2. Peel the banana
  3. Slice the banana into halves lengthwise 
  4. Cut each half into 6 equal pieces (12 pieces altogether)
  5. Lay a wonton wrapper on a clean cutting board
  6. Place a piece of banana near the corner of the wrapper
  7. Roll to wrap the banana
  8. Wet the corner of the wonton wrapper to seal
  9. Wet the inside of the two ends, press down to seal
  10. Repeat the process until all are rolled
  11. Brush the wonton rolls with softened butter or egg wash
  12. Place the 12 banana rolls on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes
  13. Remove from oven and serve

2. Fruity yogurt in a wonton cup

Ingredients

  • Softened butter or egg wash
  • 12 pieces of wonton wrappers (egg-less preferred)
  • 1 small tub of fresh yogurt
  • A bunch of fresh summer fruits such as strawberries, peaches

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F or 190C
  2. Brush each piece of wonton wrapper with softened butter
  3. Place 1 or 2 sheets in each muffin cup and press down to get the shape
  4. Bake them for about 5-10 minutes
  5. Leave to cool and turn the cups out
  6. Cut fruits into small pieces. Mix with yogurt
  7. Spoon the fruity yogurt into the baked wonton cups
  8. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup
  9. Add toppings like nuts before serving

3. Wonton almond twists

Ingredients

  • 15 pieces of wonton wrappers
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 20g almond powder
  • 1 tbsp almond chips
  • 1 tbsp jam

Directions

  1. Soften butter by leaving it to stand at room temperature
  2. Mix the butter with the almond powder to make almond butter
  3. Spread the almond butter evenly on each piece of wonton wrapper
  4. Stack all 15 wrapper on top of one another
  5. Cover the wonton layers with cling wrap and roll out any air between them with a rolling pin
  6. Leave in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes
  7. Take the layers out and prick several holes with a fork
  8. Cut the wonton layers into long strips
  9. Cut a slot in the middle of each strip
  10. Push one end through the slot to create a twist
  11. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes
  12. Brush a little jam on the surface of each twist and sprinkle some almond chips over them

4. Chocolate Kiss Wontons

This is a Bob Blumer's recipe. The ingredients include wonton skins, peanut butter, bananas and Hershey's Caramel kisses. 

  1. Lay a wonton wrapper out
  2. Spread a bit of creamy peanut butter in the centre of the wonton wrapper
  3. Slice the banana cross section thinly and place one slice on top of the peanut butter
  4. Top the banana slice with a caramel kiss
  5. Wet the 4 corners of the wonton wrapper and bring them together. Wet the sides and seal them to form a pointed parcel. Click to see a photo of the Chocolate kiss wonton.
  6. Heat up a wok of oil or deep fryer and deep fry the wonton parcels

Optional: dust the parcels with some icing sugar

If you try out some of the recipes here, let me know how it goes. I have more ideas on using up leftover wonton wrappers

Happy Souping, Phoebe




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