Satisfy your cannoli-cravings with these small-bite, skinny cannoli cups. Perfect for a summer celebration or for keeping them all to yourself 😉
This month’s Recipe Redux challenge takes a break from the savory, focusing on celebration-worthy mini desserts:
In honor of our 6th birthday, we’re celebrating with cake…or 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, I’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 ¾ cup to just 2 tsp.
While these skinny cannoli cups are nowhere as delicious as the traditional cannoli from Modern Pastry in Boston’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 here’s a toast to a cannoli that fits into the beach-weather lifestyle 😉
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Such a great idea! These would be a delicious finish to an Italian dinner of pasta or pizza 🙂
That’d be a really cute dinner party idea! I’ll have to try that soon 😉
I love how creative and at the same time simple this recipe is! Yummy! #RecipeRedux
Thanks Monika! I’m always on the lookout for simple yet fun desserts to serve at a party 🙂
You had me at cannoli! Love this take on them 🙂
Thanks Deanna 🙂
These are so cute and look delicious! They’d be perfect for a party with the family.
Thanks Emily 🙂 They’d definitely be a family crowd-pleaser!
These are brilliant, not to mention really cute! What a perfect lighter bite of cannoli.
Thanks Alyssa 🙂 They were super easy to make too!
So glad you agree Colleen 🙂