This yummy appetizer or snack is easy to make, and it’s actually made with Nasoya® Won Ton Wraps! When I was developing this recipe, I was thinking about the great flavors that are in Tex-Mex style layered dips. So I thought, why not make a mini version—a little bite-size portion of all those great flavors nestled in a baked won ton wrap—a perfect appetizer or finger food for holiday gatherings or parties throughout the year! These Mini Fiesta Cups are also a great snack for game-watching and tailgate parties!Continue reading
Here’s an easy recipe I made with Nasoya® Won Ton Wraps. I had never used these wraps before, so I was interested in trying them out when I was offered some complimentary product from Nasoya® (they also provided a gift card to cover the cost of other ingredients). I decided to try a dessert-like recipe from their site called Cannoli Cups and I also created my own recipe for an appetizer, which I’ll share with you in my next post. If you’re not familiar with these Nasoya® wraps, they are all-natural and super easy to use! You can find them in the produce section next to Nasoya® tofu and other products.
I made my cannoli cups a little differently from the original recipe, making them mini-size. I also added way more chocolate chips than the original recipe–actually by mistake! For some reason I thought the original recipe called for 1 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (it only called for 1/3 cup), so I started off adding 1 cup and mixing it into the ricotta cheese mixture before catching my mistake! But it was one of those happy mistakes, because the lightly-sweet creamy ricotta filling in these cannoli cups taste great with all those chocolate chips! And the won ton wraps make a nice little shell for this yummy filling. This recipe calls for 1 package of Nasoya® Won Ton Wraps and each 12-ounce package has about 52 wraps in it–this recipe will fill up just about all those wraps so it’s great to make for parties and other gatherings!
MINI CANNOLI CUPS adapted from Nasoya.com
Makes 48-52 cups
- 3 cups fresh ricotta cheese (I used Part-Skim)
- 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla or almond extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, plus extra chips for sprinkling on top
- 1 (12-ounce) package Nasoya® Won Ton Wraps
Place the ricotta cheese in a medium size mixing bowl. Stir or beat with a mixer on medium for about 2 minutes, until cheese is smooth and creamy. Add in the powdered sugar and blend well, mixing or beating until smooth.
Stir in the chocolate chips, then place in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Place each won ton wrap in the base of a mini cupcake pan, pressing down to create a mini bowl. Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from oven and fill each cup with a slightly heaping 1/2 Tablespoon of filling–then return to oven for 4 to 5 more minutes, until the cups are lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool slightly, then put on serving plate and sprinkle tops lightly with additional mini chocolate chips. Serve warm (if serving later, keep refrigerated until ready to serve, then warm them in the microwave). I prefer these warm, but you can also serve them at room temperature.
These Mini Cannoli Cups are perfect if you’re wanting to serve something sweet and bite-sized. The other recipe I made with these wraps is a savory appetizer that I’m sure you’ll love, so look for it in my next post!