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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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Easy Cinnamon Stars
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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Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 20Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
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Tuesday 16th of July 2019
How big is the star cutout? How many do u get out of 1 wonton? Thx
Tuesday 16th of July 2019
The wonton wrappers are about 3.5 inches across. I have a star cut out that is right over 3 inches so that is what I use so I get one star out of each one. I use the leftover pieces to fry up separately and use them in soup or salads so they don't go to waste. But, when I cook these at church I just used the full square to save time. Feel free to use whatever shape and size you have. If you have specific shapes in mind, use the egg roll wrappers and cut out what you need! Thanks for reading!
Saturday 1st of December 2018
Can I make these ahead and then freeze them for a couple of days? I wasn't sure I could freeze them!
Monday 3rd of December 2018
No, I wouldn't recommend freezing them but once you make them, they can last a few days at room temperature. Just be sure to have them in an air-tight container.
Saturday 18th of August 2018
Super easy is no exaggeration. They remind me of sopapilla's.
Sunday 5th of August 2018
How far in advance can I make these for a party?
Monday 6th of August 2018
I have made them up to two days ahead of a party. Just make sure that you seal them up tight with the least amount of air in them. I hope you like them!
Sunday 12th of July 2015
thats such a cute story Jen... and the stars!! Aww... Loved it! I would finished all 48 of it in one marathon viewing of Masterchef Australia or GOT!!
Sunday 12th of July 2015
I have done that too:) When I make for church I always make more since people walk through the kitchen and grab one. Well after 50 people, they are all gone so I have to be prepared!