Mini Phyllo Cannoli Bites are a quick, easy and tasty little treat. The sweet ricotta filling is mixed with mini chocolate chip and nestled in a crispy shell that is topped with more chips or pistachios.
~Mini Phyllo Cannoli Bites~
If you are a fan of cannoli but don’t want to go to all the fuss of making the traditional ones, these bite-sized treats will meet that craving and can be made and served in under ten minutes. How’s that for quick and easy!
Whenever we go to an Italian restaurant, I’m always looking ahead to see what the desserts are so I can gauge my dinner choice. (Do we all do that?) Growing up in an Italian household, we had many wonderful desserts but homemade cannoli was seldom served. I’m thinking because they were a bit putzy.
Traditional cannoli start with a dough that is placed around a mold, deep fried then filled with the creamy ricotta mixture. They are truly wonderful and something I order when I’m out but when I want a quick fix, these bites will do.
Satisfy your cannoli craving with these quick and easy to make bite-sized treats.
The creamy filling is perfect blend of ricotta and mascarpone cheese that is just the right amount of sweetness.
What ingredients will you need for cannoli bites?
- Phyllo Shells
- Mascarpone Cheese
- Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
- Mini Chocolate Chips
How do you make cannoli bites?
Remove the pre-made phyllo cups from the freezer while making the dip. The shells will be ready to use in about five minutes
Use a medium sized bowl to combine all the ingredients and set aside. It is best to fill the cups prior to serving so the shells stay crispy. They will last about 1- 1 1/2 hours filled.
What other bite-sized dessert are good for a party?
Bite-sized desserts are especially fun to have on hand for a party. Your guests can easily hold their beverage in one hand, walk around and grab a sweet in the other.
Want to make this dessert into a dip? Double or triple the recipe and buy cannoli shells, break them up and use them as scoopers!
- 15 phyllo shells (found in freezer section)
- 2 oz. mascarpone cheese
- 2/3 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons pistachios chopped
- Remove the shells from the freezer and place on counter
- Combine the ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl with a spoon. Mix well
- Add the chocolate chips and mix well
- Divide the filling between the phyllo cups
- Top with mini chips and pistachios
- Serve immediately
To prevent the shells from softening, fill them prior to serving. They will last at least an hour filled
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g
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