Recipes and Cooking Chocolate Cannoli To save time, fill purchased cannoli cones with a quick chocolate filling for this easy-to-make dessert recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 26, 2019 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Cook Time: 1 mins Start To Finish Time: 60 mins Total Time: 1 mins Servings: 10 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 15 ounce carton ricotta cheese ¼ cup granulated sugar 4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon finely shredded orange peel ¼ cup finely chopped dark or bittersweet chocolate 10 Homemade Chocolate Cannoli Shells or packaged cannoli shells Powdered sugar Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional) Homemade Chocolate Cannoli 2 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ⅛ teaspoon salt ¼ cup shortening 2 eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup milk 2 tablespoon honey 1 egg white Oil for deep frying Directions For filling, in a medium bowl stir together ricotta cheese, granulated sugar, 4 teaspoons cocoa powder, vanilla, and orange peel until almost smooth. Fold in chocolate. Cover and chill until needed. Meanwhile, if using, prepare Homemade Chocolate Cannoli Shells. Spoon filling into a pastry bag fitted with a large open star or round tip. Pipe filling into cannoli shells. If desired, cover and chill for up to 1 hour. Before serving, sprinkle cannoli with powdered sugar and, if desired, additional cocoa powder. Homemade Chocolate Cannoli In a medium bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, sugar cocoa powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, stir together eggs, milk, and honey. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until mixture forms a ball. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough portion into a 16-inch square. Cut each square into sixteen 4-inch squares. Wrap each square lightly around one end of greased metal cannoli cylinders. In a small bowl, lightly beat 1 egg white. Moisten overlapping dough with egg white; press gently to seal. Fry cannoli shells, a few at a time, in deep, hot vegetable oil (350°F) about 1 minute or until golden brown. Using tongs, carefully and gently lift shells from hot oil; drain any hot oil that is in metal cannoli cylinders back into pan. Drain on paper towels. Cool. Repeat with remaining squares. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 381 Calories 18g Fat 46g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 10 Calories 381 % Daily Value * Total Fat 18g 23% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 65mg 22% Sodium 89mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 46g 17% Protein 10g *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.