Air Fryer Creamy Jalapeno Bites

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Dive into the irresistible crunch and creamy spice of Air Fryer Creamy Jalapeno Bites, where the bold flavor of jalapenos meets the velvety texture of cream cheese, all encased in a golden, crispy wonton shell. Perfect for appetizers or a snack, these bites are a must-try for anyone who loves a little heat with their treat.

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Air Fryer Creamy Jalapeno Bites

Flavorful Filling and Crispy Wrapping

  • Jalapenos: The star of the show, providing a spicy kick to each bite. To adjust the heat level, choose your jalapenos based on their appearance; older, striated peppers for more heat, younger, smooth ones for less.
  • Bacon: Adds a smoky depth to the filling, perfectly complementing the spicy jalapenos and creamy cheese.
  • Cheeses: A blend of softened cream cheese and shredded Monterrey Jack for a smooth, rich filling that balances the heat of the jalapenos.
  • Wonton Wrappers: The crispy exterior that holds all the delicious filling. You can opt for either round or square wrappers, or even try making your own.

Air Fryer Creamy Jalapeno Bites

Simple Steps for Perfect Bites

Mix the diced jalapenos with crumbled bacon, cream cheese, Monterrey Jack, and a touch of garlic powder for a filling that’s bursting with flavor. Spoon a small amount onto each wonton wrapper, fold with an egg wash seal, and air fry to crispy perfection.

Air Fryer Creamy Jalapeno Bites

Air Frying to Golden Perfection

Lay the filled wontons in the air fryer basket, give them a light spray of cooking oil, and air fry until golden and crispy. Flip once midway to ensure even cooking and that irresistible crunch all around.

Air Fryer Creamy Jalapeno Bites

Oven Baking Alternative

No air fryer? No problem. Arrange the prepared bites on a baking sheet and bake until golden. They may not be as crispy as the air-fried version, but they’ll still be delicious.

Serving and Storing

Serve these creamy, spicy bites fresh from the air fryer with a side of ranch dressing for dipping. Any leftovers can be stored and reheated, though they’re best enjoyed fresh for maximum crispiness.

Air Fryer Creamy Jalapeno Bites

Ingredients for a Spicy Snack

  • 3 large jalapeno peppers, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup (50g) shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon (15ml) water for egg wash
  • 19 wonton wrappers, ready-made or homemade
  • Cooking spray for air frying
  • Ranch dressing for dipping

Preparation in a Snap

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease the basket.
  2. Mix the jalapenos, bacon, cheeses, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  3. Place a small amount of the mixture onto each wonton wrapper, moisten the edges with egg wash, and fold to seal.
  4. Arrange in the air fryer basket, spray lightly with oil, and air fry for 5 minutes. Flip, spray again, and continue for another 5 minutes until golden and crispy.
  5. Serve warm with ranch dressing for a perfect snack or appetizer.

Air Fryer Creamy Jalapeno Bites are a delectable treat that combines the heat of jalapenos with creamy cheese and crispy wontons for a snack that’s hard to resist. Perfect for parties or a flavorful snack, they’re sure to be a hit with anyone who loves a bit of spice.

Air Fryer Creamy Jalapeno Bites

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