Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve Appetizer - Cheese Filled Fried Won Ton Clocks

Before your New Year's resolutions begin, you can indulge one last time with these fried Cheese Filled Won Ton Clocks. I eat so many sweets that I try to stay away from fried foods, yet I can't seem to resist them when I'm at a party. Many of my family members prefer fried or salty foods over sweets, so I'm always sure to make something they like, and these fit the bill. 

I wanted to keep these New Year's party appetizers really simple, so I filled round won ton wrappers with Philadelphia Garden Vegetable cream cheese. I drew on the clock face using a black edible ink marker then fried these up. 

Filling up won tons and decorating them for holidays is so easy and fun. If you want a more substantial filling you can follow the directions for making my Madeira Mushroom filled Halloween Won Tons. They are one of my all time favorite appetizers, but believe me these cheese filled won tons are really good too, plus they take minutes to put together. 

Cheese Filled Fried Won Ton Clocks (makes 16)


32 round won ton wrappers
egg wash - mix one egg with 1 teaspoon water
1 - 8 ounce tub of Philadelphia Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese

pot of oil for frying


Draw the clock face onto 16 of the round won ton wrappers using a black edible ink marker

Brush egg wash over and scoop out .05 ounces (a rounded teaspoonful) of veggie cream cheese onto the middle of the 16 remaining won ton wrappers. 

Place one decorated won ton on top of the cheese and press to seal around the edges. 

Bring pot of oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Place filled won tons in fryer, clock face down (this will give them a nicer shape.) Fry until golden brown on both sides, about a minute. 

Drain on a piece of paper towel. Serve hot. 

You can make these before your party then just reheat them in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 5-7 minutes until heated through, but they are best right out of the hot oil.

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More Filling Ideas for your Fried Won Tons

Springtime Appetizers (fill won tons with this roasted red pepper pesto)

Fried Won Ton Roses (see recipe for artichoke cream cheese at the bottom of the post)

More New Year's Eve Recipes
from Hungry Happenings


  1. Only YOU would come up with wonton clocks for the new year - they are fantastic and would you believe
    I have a few wontons in the fridge?? (Although I might have to make square clocks!)

    1. The square won ton wrappers are much easier to find. They can easily be cut using a cookie cutter, by hey, a square clock works too!

  2. Love this idea ... won ton wrappers are so versatile! Who knew that clocks could taste so good ;)

  3. How adorable, and what a great way to use won ton wrappers!!! Love love love this! So creative!

  4. Hi Beth! Congrats! I’m just stopping by to let you know that this post was selected as an Editor’s Pick for January over at Fun Family Crafts. :) You can see it here Feel free to grab a special button from the post that is only for those chosen for the Editors' Pick :)


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