by ADMIN on JANUARY 15, 2013
I was never a huge fan of cannoli. Or anything filled with a gooey center, for that matter.
Jelly-filled donuts: ick. Cannoli? No thanks.
But then I married a guy with Italian heritage… and boy does he love his pasta, gnocci, pizza and cannoli!
So I figured, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
So here’s my take on a homemade, quick ‘n’ easy, lighter cannoli. It’s cousin, if you will. Cannoli's Lighter Cousin Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 8 mins Total time: 18 mins Serves: 10 Ingredients
¾c powdered sugar
8oz ⅓ less fat cream cheese
1 cup fat free ricotta
2 tsp vanilla
¼ cup mini-chocolate chips
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 Tbsp cinnamon mixed with 1 Tbsp sugar
Preheat oven to 400
In a medium mixing bowl, blend together powdered sugar, cream cheese, ricotta, and vanilla until smooth. Cover and place in the refrigerator to set.
Brush a light coat of butter on both sides of each wonton wrapper, then gently form each wrapper into a hole in a mini-cupcake pan.
Sprinkle each wrapper with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Bake wonton wrappers for 8 minutes, then let cool.
Spoon 1 - 1.5 Tbsp of the cannoli mixture into each wonton and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.