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    Cannoli Cupcakes

    Cannoli Cupcakes

     

    After the chaos of the holidays we're tired of big fancy desserts, lots of tiny cookies, and frankly, any cooking project that require a lot of work. These cannoli cupcakes are easy and impressive. Use our pre mixed cannoli cream to make these an even simpler dessert that is sure to WOW. 

     

    Cannoli Cupcakes with Chocolate chips and original cannoli chips

    You'll need:

    One white or yellow boxed cake mix prepared to package directions

    1/2 tsp of orange zest

    1 tsp of cinnamon

    I large bag of Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cream OR one recipe of our cannoli cream found HERE mixed with 1 cup of chocolate chips

    Cannoli Chips and additional chocolate chips to top them off

     

    Prepare the box cake as directed, add orange zest and 1 tsp of cinnamon and scoop into a greased or lined muffin tin. Bake according to package instructions. 

     

    Filling Cannoli Cupcakes with Chocolate chip cannoli cream

     

    Let cupcakes cool completely and mix your cannoli cream.  Put cannoli cream in a gallon ziploc bag, or a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.  

    Once the cupcakes have cooled, use a spoon or a small biscut cutter to cut out a 1" x 1" circle in the center of the cupcake.  Fill this with chocolate chip cannoli cream. Finish the cupcake with even more sweetened cannoli cream, or the buttercream frosting of your choice. 

     

    Filling cupcakes with chocolate chip cannoli cream

     

    Top with additional chocolate chips andOriginal Cannoli Chips, refrigerate, and serve.  

    Cupcakes can be made in advance, we don't recommend filling them more than a 12 hours in advance.  

    PS. For a perfect cut in half cannoli cupcake, freeze for 30 minutes, then cut with a clean hot knife (we ran ours under hot water for 30 seconds).  

     

    Original Cannoli Chip Cupcakes

    Traditional Cannoli Parfaits

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    Cannoli parfaits are just as easy as they are delicious. Simply layer cannoli crumbs or chips with your favorite cannoli filling, chocolate chips and any other toppings, and you've got an easy to make dessert that everyone will love. 

     

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    We opted for something classic with these parfaits, and used crushed cannoli shells, mini chocolate chips and our traditional cannoli cream

     

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    These cannoli parfait can be made in your favorite cups or glasses. We like these tall narrow ones that really show off the layers. Great for dinner parties, or Sunday brunch, these can be made in advance and refrigerated so getting fresh cannoli flavor and crunch (no soggy shells here) is easy!

     

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    We recommend separating the layers of crumbs and cream with chocolate chips, dried fruit or candied nuts to keep the shell as crisp as possible. Customize these with different mix ins, cannoli chip flavors, or even different creams. Check out our springy recipe for key lime pie parfait's here

     

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    Cherry Cannoli Dip with Chocolate Chunks

    Cherry Cannoli Dip with Chocolate Chunks

    Most people are familiar with an infamous ice cream flavor that combines the tart flavors of cherries with the rich flavor of chocolate. We thought Valentine's Day would be a great time to re create those flavors in a delicious cannoli dip! 

    This dip uses our cannoli cream recipe, then combines the syrup found in high end maraschino cherries, with dark chocolate chunks to create the perfect balance of cherry and chocolate. 

    We found that you needed a lot of syrup to get that cherry flavor, so this filling is a little too loose to fill cannoli with. If you have your heart set on filling cannoli, try to find extra dry ricotta impastata, or let your dip sit in the fridge overnight. 

    Here is what you'll need:

    16 oz of cannoli filling (if you're making it yourself, make sure you drain the ricotta over night to get some of the moisture out.) Our recipe is here

    1/2 cup of maraschino cherries, washed and crushed by hand

    2 tbsp of cherry syrup (see our note on cherries below)

    1/4 cup of dark chocolate chunks or chips

    Optional: red food coloring 

    Before we begin, lets talk about cherries. Almost everyone is familiar with those bright red cherries that top ice cream sundaes, but here we suggest splurging on a different kind of cherry, Fabbri Amarena or Luxardo cherries. Made in Italy, these cherries have a more complex flavor that those bright red orbs we're familiar with stateside.  Their syrup is thicker, a little goes a long way here, and keeps our cannoli cream from getting too thin.  If you're going to use American maraschino cherries, we recommend taking the juice from the container and boiling it on the stove until it reduces by half, then mixing it into the filling

    After you've sorted out your cherry juice, this filling is easy! Simply combine crushed cherries, chocolate chinks, cherry syrup and cannoli filling and you're done! Refrigerate until you're ready to serve, then serve with cannoli chips for dipping. 

    Original Cannoli Chips with Chocolate Cherry dip  

    Hot Chocolate Cannoli Dip

    Hot Chocolate Cannoli Dip

    January is a month for cozying up by a roaring fire, spending time inside, and relaxing after the chaos of the holidays.  We can't think of a better way to spend it than with this easy Hot Chocolate inspired cannoli dip!  

    Serve with powdered sugar cannoli chips, or for a take on spiced Mexican hot chocolate, our cinnamon chips, this is sure to make those chilly winter days a lot cozier and delicious.  

    Here is what you'll need

    1 15oz package of ricotta cheese (drained of excess whey for extra smooth dip)

    2 tbsp of cocoa powder (more on this later)

    3/4 cup of powdered sugar

    1 tsp of vanilla extract

    1 tbsp of chocolate syrup (optional)

     

    Hot Chocolate Cannoli Dip - Golden Cannoli Recipes

     

    For extra smooth dip drain the ricotta in a cheesecloth or clean dish towel overnight.  Removing that excess moisture will let your ricotta whip up fluffier than mixing it straight from the carton.  

    In a large bowl add ricotta, cocoa powder, vanilla, chocolate sauce, and powdered sugar.  Beat by hand to incorporate, then use a whisk or a hand mixer to whip into a smooth fluffy dip. Taste, and add more sugar or chocolate to taste. To get a more "hot chocolate flavor" add more chocolate syrup, for a more sophisticated dark chocolate flavor add more cocoa powder.  

    Dutch Processed or Natural Cocoa? Dutch processed is going to be darker in color, and a little more mellow and rich in flavor.  Natural cocoa is more common and probably what you have in your home already (Hershey's cocoa is natural) and is a more bitter paler version.  Both work in this recipe, use whichever appeals to you most! 

    Serve in a mug topped with marshmallows and or chocolate chips.  Chocolate ricotta dip can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container, reference the date on your ricotta for how long it can be kept.  

     

    Hot Chocolate Cannoli Dip with Original Cannoli Chips

    Cannoli Chip Toffee

    Cannoli Chip Toffee

    This simple dessert combines a few of our favorite things, rich chocolate, buttery toffee and cannoli chips of course!  Sprinkled with a little flaky sea salt, this addictive treat is guaranteed to be one of the most popular desserts on your holiday table! 
    You'll need:
    2 bags of original cannoli chips (we used powdered sugar)
    2 sticks of butter
    1 cup of packed brown sugar
    2 cups of milk or semi sweet chocolate chips
    flaky sea salt for topping (optional)
     
    We recommend using a half sheet pan, about 10"x15" or something similar.  Other helpful items include: a silicon spatula, an offset spatula, parchment paper or aluminum foil, non stick cooking spray.  
    To start, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.  Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.  If using foil, lightly spray with non stick cooking spray.  Line the tray with a single layer of cannoli chips until completely covered.  
    Original Cannoli Chip Toffee
    Melt melt butter, and brown sugar over medium heat.  Once the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is boiling, cook for 3 more minutes.  We recommend using a medium size sauce pan, the butter and sugar mixture can almost double in size when bubbling. 
    Pouring Toffee 
    Immediately spread the hot caramel over the cannoli chips, use the silicon spatula to spread it as evenly as possible over the chips.  Using oven mitts or a potholder, place the tray with the caramel covered chips into the oven.  Bake for 5-7 minutes, checking after 5, until the whole tray is bubbly.  
     Cannoli Chip toffee chocolate chips
    Remove from the oven, immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over the hot toffee.  We like using mini chocolate chips here, they'll melt more evenly and a little faster.  After a few minutes, the chocolate chips should be melted through, use an offset spatula or knife to smooth the chocolate over the toffee. 
     
    Smoothing Chocolate Cannoli Chip toffee
    Sprinkle the melted chocolate with flakey sea salt, chopped nuts, or even more cannoli chips!  Cool completely, then peel parchment paper or foil and break into pieces.  We don't recommend chilling in the fridge, the drastic temperature change can cause the chocolate to become discolored. 
    Sprinkle sea salt to finish cannoli chip toffee
    Once it has been fully cooled at room temperature, finished toffee can be stored in the fridge or in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks (but we're sure it wont last that long!) 
    Salted Dark chocolate toffee with cannoli chips