Cannoli Bites

This recipe was sent from 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!”


  • 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


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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