Homemade Chocolate Cannoli


Look for cannoli cones at specialty shops and some supermarkets. To keep the cones crisp, chill the finished dessert no more than one hour.

Homemade Chocolate Cannoli
Prep Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 1 mins


  • 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 - 12 Homemade Chocolate Cannoli or packaged cannoli shells

  • Powdered sugar

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)


For filling:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and orange peel until almost smooth. Fold in chopped chocolate. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, prepare Homemade Chocolate Cannoli.

  3. Spoon filling into a decorating bag fitted with a large open star or round tip. Pipe filling into Homemade Chocolate Cannoli. Cover and chill up to 1 hour. Just before serving, sift powdered sugar over cannoli. If desired, sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
18g Fat
46g Carbs
10g Protein
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.

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