These super easy Cinnamon Stars are made from wonton wrappers and tossed in a cinnamon sugar mixture to add a touch of sweetness!
I know that it has been more than a month since Cinco De Mayo, but I think this cinnamon stars recipe is great for a summer treat so I am to posting it. This recipe is something I used to make with my mom and now I make it when I have taco night at church.
On the way to cook family night dinner at church for my annual Cinco De Mayo themed Wednesday dinner, this was the conversation that I had with one of my sous chefs (members of the National Elementary Honor Society doing community service) in the car.
Sous: Hey Mrs. Jennifer, we haven’t had Taco night in a while!
Me: Funny you say that because that’s tonight’s menu. Cinco De Mayo just passed so I’m making tacos. Is this your favorite meal we have at church?
Sous: Yes! Taco night is everyone’s favorite.
Me: Is that because everyone likes tacos?
Sous: No! They do like tacos, but it’s because of the cinnamon stars!
This totally threw me for a loop. I would have thought, for his age group (9-14), the answer would have been spaghetti and meatballs, or pot roast or even the fried chicken! He did say that those were in his top five, but taco night was the best. I guess it really is all about dessert!
The first time I made tacos for church dinner, I was in the store trying to come up with a dessert option. Flan is not one of those, as it is not feasible for a 100 people. I thought of cinnamon stars as I later passed a popular fast food chain, that serves tacos, and remembered they also sold cinnamon twisty things for dessert. That gave me an idea!
I drove back to the store and grabbed some wonton wrappers and dessert was done. Never thinking that everyone at church will love them as much as I do, I figured out the Weight Watcher’s point value when I was on that plan just so I could see how many I was allowed to eat that day. I ate lettuce all day to save up as many points as I could before dinner. This recipe is great because it is easy and only has a few ingredients, all of which I always have on hand.
Cinnamon stars are something that my mom taught me to make at a very young age. I thought it was “exotic” to use wonton wrappers for dessert. It is not a hard recipe and they are so addicting you can’t eat just one!
Here is a collage of the steps…
Cinnamon is also great with fruit. I added some cinnamon and sugar to the baked pita chips that I serve with my fruit salsa. I added a touch of bourbon for a treat!
My favorite way that to use cinnamon so far, and it is a big hit with my little one is my Cinnamon Roll Puff Pastry Bites with a dipping glaze. They are perfect for mornings!
This one reminded me of Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants!
I don’t usually have time to cut all the wrappers at the church since I usually make 300 at a time. I think my diners are just as happy with the squares!
These super easy cinnamon stars are a fun sweet treat to make for kids of all ages and shine at your Cinco de Mayo party!
This simple and fun dessert is great for the kids, and with only 3 ingredients, they are easy to make!
1 package wonton wrappers (48 wrappers)
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Oil for frying (I prefer peanut but you can use any type of frying oil)
Heat about 2 inches of oil in a skillet or pot to 375F.
Cut your wrappers into any shape you want. I used stars for this recipe because that was the first one I could find.
Mix your sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl and set aside.
Fry your wrappers. This step takes no time at all so be prepared with a sheet pan covered in paper towels to drain. This step takes about 15 seconds on one side and 5 on the other!
Drain. I can fry about 7 at a time and once I put the last one in it is usually time to flip the first one.
While still warm and a little wet, toss in the cinnamon and sugar.
You might need to replenish the sugar/cinnamon mixture depending on how heavy you coat the wontons. Sometimes I have some mixture leftover so I just save it for french toast on Sunday! Place in an airtight container until serving so you don’t eat them all!
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