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Cannoli Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Cannoli Dip

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"This dip takes the tastes and flavors of a cannoli and turns it into a wonderful party snack! To serve, break up pizzelle cookies or waffle cones into chip-size pieces to scoop cannoli dip and enjoy! The dip tastes just like the filling from a cannoli, and the pizzelles act as the shell."

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  1. Beat ricotta cheese and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; add sugar and vanilla. Continue to stir mixture until sugar is completely incorporated. Fold chocolate chips through the cheese mixture.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 10 minutes.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2013

I hunted for a cannoli dip recipe after trying one made by a friend. This is yummy--my preschooler even approved! It's not overly sweet, especially if you use dark chocolate chips rather than semisweet, and it goes well with a variety of dippers. Besides the waffle cone pieces, you could try vanilla wafers or biscoff cookies (or even strawberries for a slightly healthier option.)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 16, 2014

I made 1/4 of the recipe. That still yielded well over a cup. It just wasn't quite sweet enough and the texture of the ricotta was just sort of unpalatable to me. In the real dessert, the filling always seemed creamier to me also. Are they using heavy cream, mascarpone, not sure. It was also missing a hint of fruit flavor maybe lemon or something that I have tasted in cannolis. I don't think it is this recipe as I have tried similar desserts and dips that play on the cannoli theme, just eliminating the shell, and felt the same way about the ricotta taste and texture. It does taste better after it is refriferated though.


11 Ratings

Dec 23, 2013

I can't eat traditional cannolis because I stick to a gluten-free diet. This recipe is the answer to my prayers! Rich and delicious, this recipe will be added to my list of favorites. And it's so easy to make. This one's a winner.

Dec 28, 2013

just plain wonderful!! I use mascarpone instead of cream cheese...both are great!

Feb 02, 2014

This is SO GOOD. I made it exactly as the recipe says, it's perfect just the way it is. I used my electric mixer to smooth out the the dip as the cream cheese was pretty lumpy. I served it with chocolate chip teddy grahams and they worked just fine. I can't wait to make this again!

Jan 01, 2014

The flavor of the dip is fantastic. The texture was a bit thin for my liking but it was really good with Nilla wafers.

Dec 26, 2013

Nice treat.. I made this using fat free cheeses and it still was delish

Feb 09, 2014

This was really creamy and delicious. And super easy to make. I might add a little kahlua next time to add a different flavor. It makes a lot of dip, so plan to share it! I served it with strawberries and italian cookies that had a vanilla flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 16.9 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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