RECIPE

Cannoli Bites

This recipe was sent from rachaelray.com visitor, Jason Davis. He tells us, “This twist on an Italian classic is fun and super easy to make! This is a traditional cannoli recipe minus cannoli shells. I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with this Italian dessert becasue they are her favorite. When I could not find cannoli shells at my nearby grocery store, I decided to pick up any pastry I saw. I decided to use mini fillo dough shells that were already baked. Once I made the filling, I just piped it into the shells and cannoli bites was born!”

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 package mini fillo dough shells
  • chocolate syrup

Preparation

Drain excess liquid from ricotta cheese by using cheesecloth. Leave in refrigerator for an hour or two.

Throw away excess liquid from the ricotta and place cheese in a clean bowl. Add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate chips.

Refrigerate filling for one more hour.

Once chilled, place filling in a plastic zip bag and cut hole in a corner. Fill the mini fillo dough shells and then drizzle chocolate syrup over top.

Cover and refrigerate until served. Makes 24 cannoli bites.

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