Young At Heart Mommy: Jalapeno Cream Cheese Won Ton Poppers

Jan 17, 2014

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Won Ton Poppers

When I was in high school there was a restaurant not far from my home called HOPS. My mom and I used to go there about once a week in the afternoon because they served the most incredible Jalapeno Poppers we had ever tasted. Served with a side of sweet homemade pepper jelly, the combination of flavors was completely unique and delicious. Did I mention that instead of serving bread at the table they brought a warm plate of fresh fluffy croissants topped with a sweet drizzle of icing? This place was heaven! While the location closed a few years later, I have yet to forget my popper experience and decided to attempt to replicate these tasty snacks.

  • 1 package of refrigerated square won ton paper
  • 1 package of 8 oz. cream cheese 
  • 3 jalapenos
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
This recipe makes around 15 Jalapeno Won Ton Poppers depending on how much filling you stuff into each. You can also use Monterrey Jack cheese instead of cheddar if you want to add a little more spice. Remember to remove the seeds from your jalapenos otherwise there will be a fire in your mouth instead of a party!


1. In a bowl combine softened cream cheese, finely chopped jalapenos, and any desired spices. I used a dash of sea salt, garlic, and pepper.

2. Lightly coat a baking sheet with spam and place won ton papers down in a single layer. Preheat oven to 350°. 

3. Add 1 teaspoon of cream cheese filling in the middle of each won ton. Lightly sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of each scoop.

4.  Using your fingers and a dab of water, seal edges so filling does not ooze out.

5. Brush egg wash over stuffed won tons and place in oven for 10-15 minutes until edges are brown or crispy.

6. Serve with sweet pepper jelly.

If you want to make smaller versions you can cut the filling in half and fold over the edges to make Jalapeno Popper Bites instead. This method also prevents any filling leakage as the edges will be folded in. Either option is going to give you the same satisfaction and a happy tummy!

These make for an quick and easy snack or appetizer. Super Bowl will be here any day now and these can be made within a matter of minutes for the masses! The combination of spicy jalapeno and creamy cheese filling is enough to make your taste buds throw a party. Serve these crunchy creations with a side of sweet pepper jelly for an extra kick. These are SO addicting and I promise you (yes PROMISE) there is no way you will be able to eat only one. This means you have to make plenty to go around because you may not want to share after the first bite!


  1. OMG, I love apps like this. I am going to a Patriots playofff party tomorrow night and these would be perfect to bring!!

  2. My husband would love those! We're going to have to try them out!

  3. mouth watering. these look So good!!!

  4. These sound so good. My belly is growling! I must try them maybe hubs and I can make them for movie night snack time!

  5. Wowee! Those look hot hot hot! I am such a weenie for the heat, but at least the won ton wrappers look easy. I think I could use this tutorial and stuff them with something similar, but not hot!

  6. My husband absolutely loves Jalepeno poppers! Your recipe looks so easy, I'm going to have to try to make these for him! Yum!

  7. I'm not a big spicy fan but my husband is! These would be great for a Superbowl party!

  8. These look like a delicious combinations of tasty ingredients! I have to find a way to make these gluten free because my family cannot have wonton wrappers due to the gluten in them!

  9. these would be good for game day today. too bad I can never find wrappers in my stores.

  10. This is so up my alley. I'm sure I would love this recipe.

  11. Oh YUM! I am making these this week. They look amazing

  12. Wow, so easy to make and delicious looking!

  13. Those look amazing!! Great recipe just in time for the Super Bowl!!

  14. yummy, would be nice to have with the excitement:) lol...of the game if my team is winning!

  15. Ahh I love this recipe, pinning! Thank you!