Dessert

Skinny Cannoli Cups

Satisfy your cannoli-cravings with these small-bite, skinny cannoli cups. Perfect for a summer celebration or for keeping them all to yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

This monthโ€™s Recipe Redux challenge takes a break from the savory, focusing on celebration-worthy mini desserts:

In honor of our 6th birthday, weโ€™re celebrating with cakeโ€ฆor another small bite dessert that fits your fancy. Show us your healthy small bite dessert creation.

As I have moving on the brain, I wanted a Boston-inspired dessert. And when I think Boston, I think either Boston Cream Pie or Cannoli. And after our 30 mile walk the other weekend, Iโ€™ve had cannoli on the brain.

As delicious as cannoli are, they are definitely not a health food, packing in a lot of added sugar, fat, and calories. In order to make these a bit lighter, I first swapped wonton wrappers for the traditional fried pastry dough. Not only does this save a bunch of calories and fat, it also makes these much easier to make! For the filling, I used a mixture of part-skim ricotta and vanilla Greek yogurt instead of traditional full fat ricotta mixed with heavy cream. And to cut out a bunch of the sugar I upped the vanilla extract to 1 1/4 teaspoons and slashed the powdered sugar from ยพ cup to just 2 tsp. 

While these skinny cannoli cups are nowhere as delicious as the traditional cannoli from Modern Pastry in Bostonโ€™s North End, they are a delicious substitute that you can quickly make at home and not feel bad about eating one (or two) for dessert.

So hereโ€™s a toast to a cannoli that fits into the beach-weather lifestyle ๐Ÿ˜‰

Skinny Cannoli Cups

Print Recipe
Serves: 16 Cooking Time: 8 min

Ingredients

  • 8-oz part-skim ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp powdered sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • Optional 2 tablespoons-worth of shaved dark chocolate or mini dark chocolate chips
  • 16 wonton wrappers
  • Canola oil or baking spray

Instructions

1

Stir together ricotta, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and pinch of salt in a small bowl. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or until chilled. This filling can be made a day ahead of time.

2

To make the wonton cups, pre-heat oven to 350F. Spray or rub each side of the wonton wrapper with a very thin layer of canola oil.

3

Place prepared wonton wrappers in each cup of a 12-cup muffin tin. Bake for 8 minutes, or until slightly brown. Allow wonton cups to cool 10-15 minutes.

4

Once cooled, evenly distribute filling between the 16 wonton cups (about 1 generous tablespoon per wonton). Option to top with shaved dark chocolate or mini dark chocolate chips. Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutrition per cup (includes chocolate): 50 calories, 2g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g sugar, 2 g protein

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Colleen Gerg
    June 21, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Perfectly party-worthy!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      June 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      So glad you agree Colleen ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Alyssa
    June 21, 2017 at 8:04 am

    These are brilliant, not to mention really cute! What a perfect lighter bite of cannoli.

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      June 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks Alyssa ๐Ÿ™‚ They were super easy to make too!

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    Emily Weir
    June 21, 2017 at 10:52 am

    These are so cute and look delicious! They’d be perfect for a party with the family.

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      June 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks Emily ๐Ÿ™‚ They’d definitely be a family crowd-pleaser!

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    Deanna Segrave-Daly
    June 21, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    You had me at cannoli! Love this take on them ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      June 24, 2017 at 7:05 am

      Thanks Deanna ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Monika Dabrowski
    June 23, 2017 at 6:23 am

    I love how creative and at the same time simple this recipe is! Yummy! #RecipeRedux

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      June 24, 2017 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Monika! I’m always on the lookout for simple yet fun desserts to serve at a party ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Karman | The Nutrition Adventure
    June 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Such a great idea! These would be a delicious finish to an Italian dinner of pasta or pizza ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      June 24, 2017 at 7:06 am

      That’d be a really cute dinner party idea! I’ll have to try that soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

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