Dumplings come in many shapes and with many fillings, which is why we are pretty excited to put a sweet and gooey spin on them. The texture contrast is everything here: Nutella, a chocolate hazelnut spread, and peanut butter serve as the creamy center in these crisp, shallow-fried wonton wrappers.
Be sure to read through the entire recipe before you begin cooking. Trust us — you'll be glad you did!
You know your oil is hot enough when small bubbles immediately form around a dumpling added to the pan. Wait a minute in between batches to allow the oil to return to the proper temperature, but keep in mind that as it heats, the second batch may cook faster than the first.
In a small bowl, mix together peanut butter and Nutella to make filling. Lay 1 wonton wrapper on a clean dry surface and place about 2 teaspoons filling in center. Using your finger, rub warm water around outer edge. Fold wrapper over filling and pinch to seal.
Set aside, covered with a damp paper towel.
Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
Fill a medium high-sided pan with about 1 cup canola oil; it should only come halfway up the side. Place over medium heat. When oil is shimmering and looks streaky, add ½ of dumplings in a single layer. Fry until golden, 1-2 minutes per side (see recipe tip). Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining dumplings.
Sprinkle powdered sugar over dumplings and serve warm.