These crispy, sweet, luscious little fried wontons are the dessert version of these cream cheese wontons I posted a couple of years ago! I have a real weakness for anything fried in a wonton, whether it’s sweet or savory, and these little Nutella wonders are great for the holidays!
Best thing is, they really don’t take any time at all to make.
And c’mon. They’re filled with Nutella! That means they’re gonna be good.
First, grab a package of wonton wrappers. These are typically sold in the produce section of supermarkets, and you just need to keep in mind that after you open the package, they dry out really fast. So grab a few, then cover the rest so they won’t get dry (and therefore become hard to work with.)
Sorry to be bossy.
You’re also gonna want to whip up a simple egg wash: 1/2 cup water and 1 egg. Mix with a fork. Done!
Lay out one wonton wrapper, then use a dinner knife to grab a small amount—probably 1/2 teaspoon or so—of Nutella.
Smear it onto one corner of the wrapper, leaving a little bit of space from the edge. (You’ll likely need a second knife to scrape it off the first.) And sorry to be bossy again, but try not to smear Nutella all over the wonton wrapper (and your neighborhood) in the process.
Dip your finger (either your middle or ring finger will be fine; if you use your index or pinkie finger, the wontons will not turn out right. Just kidding) into the egg wash and smear a little border around the edges of the wrapper.
Fold up the corner…
And roll it semi-snugly into a roll until it’s a little past the halfway point (in this photo it’s a little short of the halfway point.)
You could probably add a little more Nutella than I used; I was trying to keep the wontons from popping open in the oil, but a little more would be fine.
Grab the two ends and bend them backward until they meet and “hold hands” as my friend Jaden describes it. Hold the ends together for a few seconds so they stick.
Then I tuck the little end backward so the whole wonton is nice and neat. Done!
Pssst. You can see this method in my post about making cream cheese wontons, too. There are a couple more photos that might help explain it even further!
Now act as quickly as you can (to avoid them drying out) to assemble a few more wontons…
And fry them in oil for about 45 seconds or so! This is regular vegetable oil heated to about 350…but peanut oil works really well, too. Use a metal spatula to carefully move them around to make sure they brown evenly.
Note: If you have kids in the house, please put the pan of oil on the back burner! It’s the safest way to go.
As soon as you see them getting nice and golden, remove them to a paper towel-lined plate so the excess oil will drain.
Aren’t they cute? Then just fry some more while these sit. Note that you won’t want to eat these as soon as they come out of the oil—it’s best if you wait at least a couple of minutes to ensure the Nutella isn’t too hot.
And there’s one last thing you want to do before eating (or serving) them: Put a little powdered sugar in a sifter…
And sprinkle it over the wontons!
I was doing a really good job being patient…but Todd couldn’t stand it any more.
Nutella Wontons! They’re super tasty. A really fun and easy treat.
Here’s the handy dandy printable!