Keep it simple with a four-ingredient recipe for Easy Chocolate Wonton Pillows that are the ultimate crunchy, chocolatey dessert.
Whether you’re celebrating with a special someone or flying solo this Valentine’s Day, one thing is certain: Chocolate is a must. And I’ve got just the recipe to satisfy that sweet tooth without turning on the oven.
Chocolate Wonton Pillows. Don’t they sound like a dream?
Imagine warm, crunchy wontons filled with your choice of chocolate that melts to the perfect gooey consistency after a quick plunge into hot oil.
A final powdered sugar shower gives these a beignet-esque charm, sans the stress and prep of making doughnut dough. (Although, if you’re going to go that route, easy doughnut holes is the way to go!)
Are you a deep-frying fiend or scared of bringing the oil to a boil? Put those fears to rest with my essential deep-frying do’s and don’ts:
- DO use a deep-fry thermometer to accurately gauge the temperature of the oil
- DON’T overcrowd the pan with food items or you’ll risk dropping the temperature of the oil so much that the foods won’t cook fast enough (result: soggy fried foods)
- DO choose an oil with a high enough smoke point, such as canola oil or vegetable oil
- DON’T leave any water near or around the pot of boiling oil (water + oil = not friends!)
- DO have a paper towel-lined plate ready to transfer the fried items onto after they’ve been cooked
Follow those few tips and you’ll be well on your way to chocolate wonton pillow perfection. And don’t hesitate to fill up your wontons with any variety of chocolate or fruit to add this recipe to your menu lineup 365 days a year!
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- Vegetable oil, for frying
- 24 wonton wrappers
- 12 small squares chocolate, such as semisweet or dark
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Confectioners' sugar, for topping
- Deep-fry thermometer
- Add 3 inches of vegetable oil to a pot set over medium-low heat. Attach the deep-fry thermometer to the pot. Line a plate with paper towels and set it aside.
- Arrange 12 of the wonton wrappers on your work surface then place a square piece of chocolate in the center of each wonton.
- Brush the egg around the edges of each of the wonton wrappers then place a second wonton wrapper on top and firmly seal together the edges with your fingers.
- Once the oil reaches 350°F, add one or two of the wontons to the pot. Cook the wontons, flipping them as needed, until they are golden brown on both sides.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer the wontons from the pot to the paper towel-lined plate.
- Repeat the frying process with the remaining wontons, allowing the oil to return to 350°F between each batch.
- Dust the wontons with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately.
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Recipe by Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste. Please do not reprint this recipe without my permission. If you'd like to feature this recipe on your site, please rewrite the method of preparation and link to this post as the original source.
what’s the egg for? it’s listed in the ingredients but not used in the directions…..
Good eye! It’s used to brush around the edges of each wonton wrapper. Updating the recipe now!
I would like to make these in advance to take to a party, could they be warmed in a low oven a bit to soften the chocolate?
That should work!
ooey gooey perfect! Thanks for this new family fave, Kelly!
I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Kat!
Would the won tons puff up the same with with an air-fryer? I (my stomach) cannot tolerate food cooked in oil.
Hi Eloise – I’ve never tried making these in an air fryer so I’m not sure!
Kelly, could you use jam, or preserves in these?
I absolutely love these! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls
i think adding marshmallows to this recipe would make it more delish..
How crispy and beautiful!
Thank you, Laura!
Have you ever tried baking these rather than frying?
I’ve made regular crab rag goons in the oven so I’m wondering if that would work.
Hi Vicki – I haven’t tried that with this recipe so I can’t weigh in on the time or temp but it *should* work! Let me know if you give it a shot!
I totally need these in my life! I’m sure the insane!
This looks absolutely divine! Definitely need to try these :)
Oh wow do these look playful & AMAZING!
I mean, chocolate pillows? Really, is there anything better? These are amazing, Kelly!
This looks awesome!! I would eat like a million….for real.
These are so fun, Kelly! Best Valentine’s day treat ever!
I just want to lay my head down on these pillows and start nibbling at the edges :)
Haha! I love it, Gerry!
OH MY GOSHHHHH! Outrageously delish!
Thanks, Kayle! Happy Valentine’s Day!
These look incredible & is it wrong that I totally want to SMOOSH them. Like just smoosh and watch that chocolate ooze out. Gosh that would be so fun :) LOL They’re just so puffy & perfect, Kelly! Pinned!
Haha! Not wrong in the least, Averie :)