Money bags

Looking for a delicious homemade appetiser? These money bags will be your new favourite finger food.



Note: + Cooling time



  • 250g Coles Australian Pork Extra Lean Mince
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 2 tbs oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup (60g) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 250g pkt wonton wrappers
  • 25 chives
  • Coriander leaves, to serve
  • Sweet chilli sauce, to serve



Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Heat a large frying pan over high heat. Add the mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 5 mins or until the mince changes colour. Add the water chestnuts, ginger, oyster sauce, soy sauce and vegetables and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until heated through. Set aside to cool slightly.


Place 1 wonton wrapper on a clean work surface and place 1 heaped teaspoonful of mince mixture in the centre. Brush edges with a little water. Bring edges together to enclose filling. Pinch the centre to seal. Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers and mince mixture to make 25 dumplings.


Place the chives in a heatproof bowl. Pour over boiling water. Drain. Refresh under cold water. Drain on a piece of paper towel. Carefully tie 1 chive around each money bag. Place on the lined tray. Spray with olive oil spray. Bake for 10 mins or until heated through and crisp. Place on a serving platter. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve with sweet chilli sauce. 

Swap me

Found in the fresh produce department, ginger paste is a handy alternative.

Go vegetarian 

To make these meat-free, swap the mince for 250g firm tofu and use hoisin sauce instead of oyster sauce.

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.