Nutella and Banana Wontons

by Megan on September 29, 2010

Last night I fried the dessert.

I assembled these at the table while Jake made dinner. It was a solid task to keep me out of the way while also being productive. I was also fighting the moonlight so I could get some pictures. (And yes, that was a Coyote Ugly reference.)

I used a piping bag for the Nutella, but feel free to use a sandwich bag or just a spoon or whatever. Basically, follow your heart.

Ok, ok. I used NussFit because the Nutella was out when the ingredients were purchased. True story. Nutella just rolls of the tongue way better.

I used a pastry brush for the egg wash. I find that the brush is really cool about even coverage in a thoughtful way.

Sometimes the bananas bullied the wontons… There’s an example in the top left corner. So I realized that if I jostle the banana to the side when I fold these suckers then the wonton won’t bother breaking.

Aren’t these guys pretty in their pre-fried state? But let me tell you, nothing beats the melty chocolatey and hazelnut-y goodness post-frying.

I only made a half recipe of these guys (with a few casualties). But I can promise you this: I’m making these the next time I have people over because these were even better than I imagined. And rumor has it these are really pretty garnishing ice cream.

Nutella and Banana Wontons {makes 48}
Recipe from Miss Mischief via Tasty Kitchen + Savory Sweet Life

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (12 oz. package) wonton wrappers
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 1 jar chocolate hazelnut spread (13 oz)
  • 2 whole bananas, thinly sliced*
  • 1 whole egg, beaten
  • cinnamon sugar (3 T sugar + 1T cinnamon)
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling

* You should be able to get 24 slices per banana.

Directions

  1. Line two cookie sheets with wonton wrappers. Next, make an assembly line with the nutella, bananas and egg wash. Pipe or place 1 teaspoon of nutella in the center of each wonton wrapper, then place a banana slice on top, pressing slightly. Brush all four edges of the wrapper with the egg wash. Seal into a triangle shape, pressing together with your fingers.
  2. Heat oil in large shallow pan on high until it sizzles when water is flicked at it. Fry until golden on each side, remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain. Toss with cinnamon sugar and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Then do your best not to eat all 48.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Jacy September 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

What an interesting idea! They look fabulous!

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Megan (megabite) September 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Thanks Jacy!

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Lora September 29, 2010 at 8:56 pm

oh my gosh… those look absolutely amazing. I think I’ll make them this weekend!!!

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Ellie (Almost Bourdain) September 30, 2010 at 3:16 am

I love these little crispy fried gems! I must try to make them soon :)

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Megan (megabite) September 30, 2010 at 6:21 am

Oh, Ellie, they sure are delicious. I bet if you made them they’d be the prettiest. :)

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Dana September 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

Oooh, I wish we had Nutella in the house! The crunch of the wrapper with the ooze of nutella and banana… that would be just too good.

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Megan (megabite) September 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Yeah, Dana! Use chocolate chips or brown sugar if you want! I bet those would be super good too.

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Sally October 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

These look absolutely amazing….make these instead of pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving? ;)

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Megan (megabite) October 1, 2010 at 4:19 pm

I think you mean in addition to the pumpkin cheesecake… right? :)

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beckie October 3, 2010 at 6:23 pm

This is an awesome idea! But what is NussFit?

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Megan (megabite) October 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

haha NussFit is wannabe Nutella. It tasted really similar to Nutella, though. Can you believe my grocery store was out of Nutella for a minute?

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ozzy November 12, 2010 at 12:19 am

OMG, you didnt!!

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Megan (megabite) November 12, 2010 at 9:36 am

Oh, I did, Ozzy! And it was amazing. :)

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shannon June 14, 2011 at 1:48 am

Hello, May I ask where you were able to find the Nussfit? I have been searching for it for a friend.
Thanks!

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Shannon June 4, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I’m still searching for the nussfit. Please tell me where you bought it? Thank you!

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Megan June 4, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Oh man! Sorry not to respond for forever! Have you been able to find Nutella? Nutella is the best, but Nussfit was just the chocolate hazelnut spread I could find. I found it at Holiday Market in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Also, you could also just pop some chocolate chips in this recipe instead. Good luck!

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annie September 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I made these tonight for me and my boyfriend. Mine did not turn out as pretty as yours did. Even my boyfriend looked at them and was not impressed. However, they tasted amazing!!! I fried them in coconut oil and served them with vanilla ice cream. We loved them!

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