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Cannoli Filling

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cannoli Filling
Servings 8 cannolis
Calories 349kcal
Author Miranda Couse


  • 8 cannoli shells
  • 3/4 cup ricotta drained
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup powder sugar sift
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chocolate candy melts
  • 1 tsp. shortening


  • To drain the ricotta, line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth. Place the strainer over a bowl and add the ricotta to the strainer. Let the ricotta drain in the fridge over night.
  • In a mixing bowl, add in the drained ricotta and mascarpone cheese. Give it a stir with a spatula until well combined.
  • Sift in the powdered sugar and cinnamon into the cheese mixture. Stir with the spatula again until combined.
  • Add in the mini chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  • Place the cannoli filling in a piping bag with just a coupler. You can also use a ziploc bag and cut off a corner. Set aside.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, add in the melting chocolate and shortening. Microwave in 30 second intervals and stir after each interval. It should take about 3 intervals to completely melted the chocolate.
  • Dip both ends of the cannoli into the chocolate and place on a piece of wax paper to set up. It should only take a few minutes to set up. If you want to jazz up the shells a bit more, add sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
  • After the chocolate is set up, fill both sides of the cannoli with the filling.
  • Place in the fridge until ready to serve.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 4.2mg