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When it comes to sweets, Jerry has simple tastes. Give him mint ice cream or anything loaded with chocolate and he is a happy soul. For this valentines after going through tons of ideas, I decided to go simple. No hu ha. No pink hearts. No hand made cards.

Wontons filled with warm gooey chocolate center and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar sounded to me the perfect epitome of elegance. My only concern was that that they were supposed to be deep fried which I had no intentions of doing. I looked around the internet but everyone was deep frying them. Just as I was about to loose hope, I saw Donna Hay baking them and bringing them to a golden crunchy perfection. That was it.

I tried baking first batch for 10-15 mins and they ended up being extremely crunchy and kind of hard to eat. So I read her instructions again and decided to stick with 8 mins. I found that they taste better just out of the oven. Serve them by themself or with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. After keeping for few minutes they start getting dry. They were still delicious but little hard on the teeth.

1) I would suggest to bake them for 8 to 9 mins max. Don’t worry if they don’t look golden.  Trust me they will be crunchy to the right amount and you can feel the melted chocolate between them.

2) If you are planning to serve them to guests, assemble them in advance and put them in a zip lock and in freezer. Just before popping in the oven, coat them with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. They might need few additional minutes to bake but you can serve them right out of the oven and trust me, your guests will be amazed.

After trying them with different beverages like tea, tea with milk, black coffee, I decided that they go best with english breakfast tea without sugar or milk. The sweetness in the wonton compensates for the black tea.

A very quick dessert. Make sure you keep some wonton wrappers in stock at home and assemble them for a quick after breakfast, lunch or dinner dessert.

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Chocolate wontons with cinnamon sugar (Adapted from Donna Hay)

Serves 3-4

  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate or use a combination of sweet and dark chocolate, chopped
  • Melted butter for coating
  • 1 tbsp white sugar, fine
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder

Pre-heat the oven for 350 F.

Take one wrapper at a time and coat the four sides with a little butter using a brush. In between place around 1/2 tbsp of chocolate or more accordingly. Close and seal the sides using fingers. You can either fold it into a triangle or rectangle shape. If your wonton wrappers are circular, you will get half moon shapes.

Place them on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or liner. Brush them with a thin layer of melted butter. In a bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.

Bake them for 8-9 mins and enjoy them hot.

P.S do you have any dessert recipes using wonton wrappers?

See you soon. Happy Valentines Day to all you people. HUGS.