Appetizers

Artichoke Won Ton Bites

Colorful and flavorful bites of chopped artichoke hearts, bell pepper, and chives mixed with Neufchâtel and Parmesan cheese elegantly served inside a crisp wonton wrapper. Bakes in 12-15 minutes.

Servings

48

Level

Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Challenge Butter, melted
  • 48 won ton wrappers (3¼-inch square or round)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Challenge Neufchâtel Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon prepared spicy brown mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (about ¼-inch)
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp chopped (⅛-inch) red bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp + ½ Tbsp chopped (⅛-inch) chives

Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Lightly brush 48 mini muffin cups (1½-inch diameter) with butter. Press one wonton wrapper into each cup; wrappers will extend beyond the top of the cups.
  • 3
    Thoroughly combine Neufchatel cheese, mustard and ground red pepper.
  • 4
    Stir in Parmesan cheese, ¼ cup chopped bell pepper and chopped artichoke hearts and chives.
  • 5
    Fill cups with this mixture. (A small cookie scoop works well for this.) Sprinkle remaining chopped red pepper and chives over top of filling.
  • 6
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese mixture is set and edges of wrapper are slightly browned.
  •  !
    Don’t use flexible silicon muffin cups - they seem to retain moisture and the bottoms of the tarts are slightly soggy; buttering them makes the problem even worse. We recommend both a non stick pan and a regular tin; and lightly buttering both types as in directions.