Cannoli Bars

Enjoy the same rich and tangy flavor as your favorite Italian pastry in the form of a decadent dessert bar.

Cannoli Bars cut into rectangles topped with chocolate chips and powdered sugar
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
16 bars


  • 1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs

  • cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

  • 1 8 ounce carton mascarpone cheese, at room temperature

  • ½ 15 ounce carton whole milk ricotta cheese, at room temperature

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon orange zest

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Grease foil.

  2. In a medium bowl stir together graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 2 Tbsp. of the sugar. Press mixture evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and golden brown.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat mascarpone, ricotta, and the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with mixer on medium until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Beat in vanilla, orange zest, and cinnamon.

  4. Pour batter over baked crust, spreading evenly. Bake about 35 minutes or until edges are golden brown and the center is nearly set. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

  5. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

  6. Use foil to lift out uncut bars. If desired, dust with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
16g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Folate, total 3.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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