Thursday, June 30, 2011

Holy Cannoli!

In the mood for a sweet dessert? Try this cannoli recipe! It's pretty easy! The hardest part for me was to find the cannoli shells...even though you can easily make them from scratch.


1-15 oz. ricotta cheese
3/4 C powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
1 T grated chocolate
1 T mini chocolate chips
4 oz. chocolate for melting
1 T veg oil
12-14 cannoli shells
3/4 C finely chopped nuts (pistachio or pecan)
1 C whipping cream

In a medium bowl, stir ricotta cheese, powdered sugar & vanilla until almost smooth. Add grated chocolate & mini chocolate chips. Cover and chill.
Melt 4 oz. chocolate & veg oil. Dip cannoli shell ends in chocolate letting excess drip off. Sprinkle chocolate ends with nuts. Place on a wire rack over wax paper for 45 minutes.
When dry, beat whipping cream with electric mixer. Fold ricotta cheese in. Spoon mix into decorative bag or Ziplock (cut corner end) & pipe filling into shells. Cover & chill.

*For chocolate cannoli: Prepare as directed, but add 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder in with ricotta cheese.

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