GUYS…these chocolate peanut butter apple strudel bites are literally TO DIE FOR. Well not literally, please don’t give your life for a strudel bite. But they are REALLY good. I used wonton wrappers to create the bites, which saved me time and effort in comparison to traditional strudel where you have to make the dough by hand. Obviously peanut butter and chocolate go hand in hand, but who knew that cinnamon apple would ‘triplet’ so well with them!
When cooking this recipe, try to avoid scooping too much of the gooey center into the wonton. If it is overfilled it will create holes. Technically, since we are frying them and not boiling them, it doesn’t matter too much. But who wants holes in their strudel bites?! To seal the edges of the wonton, I used a fork and pressed it down on both sides. Also, you only need 3-4 chocolate chips per bite, that’s why I sprinkled them on top instead of mixing them into the filling. You don’t want the chocolate to overpower the other flavors: chocolate is good at that (like it doesn’t get enough attention already).
Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Studel Bites
- 1 pack wonton wrappers (this recipe yields about 20)
- 2 granny smith apples, peeled and chopped small (pretty much any apple will work, don't be discouraged if you don't have granny smith!)
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
- t tbsp peanut butter (or almond butter or any other nut butter)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Peel and chop the apples, almost until they are minced (you want them to fit in the tiny wonton wrappers).
- Combine brown sugar, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Heat 1 tbsp butter oven medium high heat. Toss your chopped apples into the skillet and then your sugar mixture. Stir to combine and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Around 5 minutes, add your tbsp of peanut butter, stir to coat, and remove from heat.
- Place one wonton wrapper on a work surface with one corner facing you. Moisten each edge with water (I just dip my finger in water and rub the edges)
- Scoop about a tsp of filling into your wrapper. Be careful not to overfill or your wrapper will break. Place 3-4 chocolate chips on the filling. Fold the corner closest to you up to the top corner and press the edges together. This should make a triangle. Take a fork and lightly press the edges together.
- Place this wonton to the side and continue until there is no filling left.
- Heat 1/4 of a tbsp of butter in a new skillet. Once hot, place your wontons in (you will likely have to do 2-3 batches). Cook until golden, about 1-2 minutes, then flip and repeat. Once golden on both sides, remove and repeat with a new batch, making sure to add a sliver of butter before each new batch.
- Serve on a platter and enjoy!
- To seal the edges of the wonton, i used a fork and pressed it down on both sides, but if you are feeling ambitious you can try to form a triangle ingot or envelop.
- I only use 3-4 chocolate chips per bite because you don’t want chocolate to be the main flavor in this bite. 3-4 chips was the perfect amount of chocolate flavor without overpowering the apple, cinnamon and peanut butter.
- To make this slightly healthier, substitute coconut oil for the butter and coconut sugar for the brown sugar!
Did you enjoy my ‘Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Strudel Bites’ recipe?
If so, go check out my ‘Dairy Free Mango Smoothie‘ recipe!
How great would these look on this ‘Marble Pastry Board‘ by Sur la Table?!
This ‘Silicone Pastry Mat‘ would be a great work surface for folding your wontons. It shows the dimension, volume and weight conversions on the mat so you can easily convert a recipe. You’ll be a pro in no time!