MINI CANNOLI CUPS


Cannoli, Cannoli, Cannoli, I want a Cannoli. That is what I say every time we go to an Italian restaurant! A Cannoli has always been what I craved for dessert. The light flaky shell and creamy filling are so satisfying after a meal like eggplant parm, lasagna or ravioli! What I love about the Cannoli is it is not heavy or overly sweet. The blending of cheeses is so smooth in the filling and sweetened just so. All I needed for additions is a couple mini chocolate chips on the end or pistachios. 
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So oh yeah, I better get to why these are Cannoli cup desserts and not the whole Cannoli. I had never made them so in my mind, I thought those suckers would hard to pipe the filling in....but guess what? It was super easy so after I made the Cannoli Cups, I had leftover shells so the whole enchilada Cannoli got made too and I impressed myself, lol.



As I told you Last week, I’m crazy about miniatures and that includes mini desserts! The perfect taste of sweet but not overloaded with large serving calories. I got these little dessert cups and Macy’s and ended up getting 3 sets of 6. So you can bet they’ll be plenty of mini deserts to go around. You could even have 2 cups if you’re really digging this awesome Cannoli goodness. I know I would. 


What you'll need

MINI CANNOLI CUPS
INGREDIENTS
Cannoli Shells
1 (8 oz) tub of Mascarpone Cheese
1 (12-15 oz) tub of whole milk ricotta cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
For topping: Mini Chocolate chips and crushed pistachios

DIRECTIONS
Crush 3 Cannoli shells in a Ziploc quart bag with a meat mallet or hammer. Place some pieces in the bottom of mini dessert cups. In a mixing bowl, mix the 2 cheeses for about 2 minutes until very smooth, add powdered sugar and mix for another minute. Pipe or spoon mixture on top of shells. Top with desired topping like mini chocolate chips and crushed pistachios. Add the remaining Cannoli shells pieces to the top. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. 






HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY FRIENDS!!

42 comments:

  1. Oh man I love cannolis too and this is such a fun spin on a classic dessert! It would have been perfect for my friend’s Italian baby shower too!

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  2. There is a restaurant my husband and I go to that makes a lemon cannoli - I love them! I might have to try making them.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  3. I have never had a cannoli...EEK! These look yummy!

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  4. We love cannolis!!! One year I made about 50 for an anniversary party for my parents, tedious work but delicious. I love the idea of the cup because it's a lot easier to eat! Yum, yum, yum!
    Have a terrific Tuesday beautiful friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  5. As I have my breakfast Lara bar I will just roll my eyes and say, Go on, Andrea...go on. LOL! Those look too good, girl! xo

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  6. You had Wayne on the brain today, didn't you? With cannoli and the Star Wars funny?? GIRL! Those look sinfully delicious!

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  7. What a fun idea! I could definitely dive right into one of those beauties. The whole canolli look amazing too! Now I'm hungry!

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  8. OMG these look so good! I kinda wish I had one right now. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I made cannoli's in little mini bowls and have also made a cannoli pie, like you I cannot get enough. started using a blended lemon zest cottage cheese instead of ricotta though, my secret ingredient.

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  10. That is impressive! I thought they would be hard to make too! Yum!!! I love cannolis!

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  11. There you go again making me want dessert! I don't think I've ever had a cannoli, this must change!!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  12. That star wars graphic at the end...LOL. Like Heather, I've never had a cannoli either! Will have to give them a try sometime.

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  13. These are so cute and yummy! I love this- need to pin!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. I love this idea!! Cannolis are Eric's favorite and one year for his birthday I brought him a cannoli kit. These cups are so perfect and great for get togethers! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  15. Oh my goodness these look so delicious!!!! I love a canolli!!!! Can I just take a swim in one of those cups please? Yum!

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  16. Oh my these looks scrumptious! I haven't had a canolli in years! Love the ingredients! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  17. So impressive. So yummy. And so Godfather!
    And you sure are as sweet as the sweetest cannoli in any Italian restaurant p! Hugs,

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  18. I never even know they made canoli shells like that... you may have just awaken a sweet beast in me with those!!!

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  19. So I don't think I've ever actually had a canolli! Those look really good though!

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  20. Holy Cannoli! I am salivating because these look soooo delicious. (great job on the photos too). Pinning!!! XOXO

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  21. OH and the little dessert dishes are adorable...I just know I'd want like 3 or 4. HA🐽

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  22. Oh my goodness this sounds so good! I love a good cannoli and never really make them. I have the forms to make the shells myself but I like this way much better!

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  23. As always, so good! And I've actually never had a canolli...perhaps I need to change this. :)

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  24. OMG that meme at the end made me laugh out loud! That is so funny! And these look delicious as does every single dessert you've ever posted. Haha.

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  25. You make the most delicious looking desserts. Who needs to go out to eat when they have you and your tasty treats in their life?!

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  26. oh per l'amore!
    Lis

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  27. That looks absolutely delicious!

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  28. I haven't had a cannoli in forever and honestly, I think when we were in Italy I didn't even have one there. And, I actually do really like them! LOL! I didn't know you could by the cannoli shells already made, now that is the way to go for me! These look so cute in the glasses, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  29. More yummies for us! I like the idea of smaller desserts. The little dishes are adorable. xoxo

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  30. Oh my- these look delicious! It's been forever since I've had a cannoli.

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  31. I've never made cannoli either because I thought the piping would be hard too! And getting the shells made. I didn't know you could buy them pre-done! So much easier!

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  32. This looks soooo good. I love cannolis but never made them. This is doable. Thank you!

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  33. I freakin' LOOOOVE cannolis! haha
    I make a dip for parties and it's always a big hit! (basically the filling in a bowl and then all your fun dippers like broken shells, graham crackers, fruit around it.....)

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  34. I need to try this! I was scrolling through the recipe and was expecting more but wow, it really is super easy to make!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  35. Holy moly, look at that cannoli! lol! How YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. I can't wait to try your cannoli cups recipe. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Party. Pinning.

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  37. omg, I am so making this, I have been looking for an easy cannoli type dessert!
    Jenna

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  38. Your Mini Canolli Cups will be a big hit with our family! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  39. Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs! This recipe looks delicious!

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  40. PINNED! I bet this is amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  41. Thanks so much! I love cannoli and no one will expect this dessert.
    May the forks be with you too :)

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  42. This delicious post is a HOME feature on the May You're the STAR blog hop: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2018/05/youre-star-week4-home-may-2018.html
    Thanks
    Angie

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