I can't remember the first time I had a cannoli but I think it might have been in Little Italy in New York City. I loved the crunchy shell, the creamy filling with chocolate chips and the texture combination. They aren't too sweet but really satisfy the sweet tooth. They are a great way to end a dinner or enjoy as a snack. And the other person in the house - the DIY Guy - loves cannolis as well. If we are out at an Italian restaurant, he will 9 times out of 10 order one (or two) for dessert along with an espresso coffee. But I have to admit, I've never attempted to make them. Maybe it's the shells that intimidate me because it's not the filling, that is super easy to make.
When I decided to make these mini cheesecakes, I knew for sure I wasn't going to make shells to just crush them up so I went to our local supermarket that normally has e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. I started to panic when I couldn't find them so on a whim I went to bakery counter to ask where they were. I was expecting, no we don't carry them but lo and behold he asked how many I wanted and I walked away with my shells - I guess the saying is true "there is a helpful smile in every aisle!" (this probably won't make sense to non-midwesterners)
I also ended up with a bit of filling leftover and you know what? It goes perfectly with chocolate graham crackers! Keep that in mind when you just want a super easy treat.
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