Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mini Cannolis


My family loves to visit a local Italian restaurant that has a dessert buffet full of wonderful rich cakes, cookies, and treats.  One of our favorites are the cannolis...full of rich cream and covered in chocolate chips.  I knew I just had to come up with a quick recipe of my own.  These would be great for any party, dinner, or fun treat.

(printable recipe)

Makes approx. 30 cannolis

1 box Nilla Wafers
1/2 pkg. vanilla almond bark (or white chocolate, melted
powdered sugar
wax paper

Filling:
1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine all filling ingredients together using a mixer. 

Pipe or spread filling onto one wafer and top with another creating a mini sandwich
Melt almond bark or chocolate in microwave in 30 second increments until smooth.  Dip wafers in melted bark or chocolate

Roll in mini chocolate chips (or lay on wax paper and sprinkle chips onto bark)
 Let cool on waxed paper.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.  Best if served the same day...vanilla wafers tend to get a bit mushy the next day.



Source:  a Mandatory Mooch original recipe
This recipe was featured on: 
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The NY Melrose Family  
Simply Sweet Home 

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52 comments:

  1. You are amazing! When is your book coming out?

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    1. Awe!! You are so sweet!! Maybe someday!! Nichi

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  2. These seems to be so delicious!
    You'd be surprised but I don't think I've eaten cannolis before

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    1. You will love them, Winnie. Very yummy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  3. OH MY! These look so good! Not to mention quick and easy. I am definitely bookmarking this.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy the recipe!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  4. What a great idea! I love that you have printable recipes, too - so smart! I'm visiting from jugglingactmama.blogspot.com - found you on the Meet me on Monday Linky Party. I hope you'll come visit me, too :)

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Ang. I will hop over to yours too. "Like" me on Facebook or Google Friends to keep up with all the new recipes. Enjoy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  6. This is a great idea.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Debi. Enjoy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  7. This is a super cool idea! Thanks so much for linking up to Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Julie. I appreciate it. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  8. :) Did it....with chocolate wafers. Love me some Nichi awesome!

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    1. That's awesome, Tara. What a great idea to use the chocolate wafers. Glad you enjoyed the recipe. Nichi

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  9. They look delicious! I am your newest follower and would love if you stop by my blog.
    ~Amy~

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    1. Amy, thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I will visit you too. Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  10. Yummy! These look so delicious - I'm craving now! Visiting from Whimsy Wednesday :)

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  11. I love how you have dressed up the little ole vanilla wafer, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. How perfectly delicious looking! Thanks for sharing, I've pinned for later!!

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  13. Oh what a great idea. I cannot wait to try these and I am sure that my children will appreciate your recipe.

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  14. What a great idea!!! I love this, kids would really have fun making these! Hmmm, wheels are turning, may have to use this idea for a birthday party!

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    1. Tanya, So glad you enjoyed the recipe. My girls loved them. So fun to do something creative and yummy with the kids!!

      Thanks, Nichi

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  15. How perfect are these! LOVE them!

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  16. When I saw the title of your post I thought pasta! They look good :-)

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    1. Thanks, Bree. They are one of our new favorites in my house. Nichi

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  17. Mmmm good, these look pretty for a wedding reception table! visiting from Marlys Foodie Friday.
    JoAnn

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Heather. They are a new hit recipe in my house!!

      Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  19. This looks amazing! I love cannolis! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

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  20. These look delicious... have always wanted to make cannolis and these look much easier to make. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
    Marlys @thisandthat

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting. I love sharing new recipes!! Nichi

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  22. Love the elegant party look -- but quick and easy preparation. Thanks so much for sharing on A Pinch of Joy! (And sorry about the blank comment above -- I'm more awake now!)

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    1. Thanks, Charlene. I always enjoy your linky party!!

      Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  23. Not only do they look delicious they look so pretty as well. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. I have never had cannolis before .... They look so good! Pinning this to try! Thank you for sharing at "All my Bloggy Friends" ... I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow!

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  25. Oh wow! These mini cannolis are making this Italian girl's mouth water! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am definitely going to have to try making these.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Kelly. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as my family has. Nichi

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  26. I love cannolis! I'd love to try this! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature, Jerri. I really appreciate it!! Nichi

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  27. This looks delicious. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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  28. Thanks for stopping by CountryMommaCooks and linking up at our Saturday Link and Greet Party...hope to see you again tonight : )
    Deana @ CountryMommaCooks

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  29. These look amazingly simple, and delicious. You might have given me my dessert contribution on Labor Day. I'm your newest follower!

    Jess @ Tupelo Creative

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  30. You were featured over at my blog today. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/09/1-month-of-fun-september-link-party.html

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  31. Just made them! I used store brand wafers, and they are so much smaller! i used the whole box and still had filling leftover. But they make for delicious bite size cookies. Taking them to a Labor Day barbeque this afternoon.

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    1. I hope they worked out okay and everyone liked them!!

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    2. Hey! I ended up not being able to go (sick kid) but I showed them off on my blog and linked back to you. :) Cheers. And they are super yummy.

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    4. Bummer. Hope your little one is feeling better. So tough when kiddos get sick.

      Glad you enjoyed them!!

      Nichi

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  32. I am making these today for my cookie swap party . I hope they are a big hit, as they look amazingly good.

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    1. That's great. I hope everyone enjoyed them!!

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