Recipe of Favorite Italian Cannoli bites

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The ingredients needed to prepare Italian Cannoli bites:

  1. Use of For the Cannoli shell.
  2. Take 2 Cups of all purpose flour.
  3. Get 2 1/2 tbsp of castor sugar.
  4. You need 1 tsp of cocoa powder.
  5. Provide 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.
  6. Use 1 pinch of nutmeg (optional).
  7. Take 1/2 tsp of salt.
  8. You need 1/4 cup of butter, melted.
  9. Take 6-8 Tbsp of apple juice or grape juice*.
  10. Provide 2 Tbsp of white wine vinegar (red wine vinegar or plain white vinegar would be fine).
  11. You need of Vegetable oil cooking spray.
  12. Provide of Cannoli Filling.
  13. Use 12 oz of whole milk Ricotta cheese, strained.
  14. Take 8 oz of Mascarpone cheese.
  15. Use 1/2 cup of powdered sugar**.
  16. Take 1/3 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  17. Use of powdered sugar, for dusting (optional).
  18. Take of toppings:.
  19. You need of Melted chocolate, chopped pistachios, sprinkles, toasted sweetened coconut.

Instructions to make Italian Cannoli bites:

  1. For the cannoli cups – Preheat the oven to about 200 degrees C..
  2. 2. Add flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a food processor and pulse until blended. Pour in melted butter and pulse until well combined then pulse until blended. In a bowl combine juice and vinegar, with processor running slowly pour in juice mixture and pulse just until mixture begins to come together. Divide dough into two pieces, shape into balls and transfer to a resealable bag. Chill in refrigerator 30 minutes – 1 hour..
  3. 3. Meanwhile prepare filling. In a mixing bowl, using a rubber or silicone spatula, blend together Ricotta and Mascarpone cheese while running and pressing mixture along bottom of bowl to remove any lumps. Fold in powdered sugar. Cover and chill 30 minutes (or until ready to use)..
  4. 4. Roll each chilled dough out on a lightly floured surface (dust top with flour too) into a 14-inch circle, to about an 1/8-inch thickeness. Cut into circles using a 2 1/2-inch round biscuit cutter. Transfer rounds to an ungreased mini muffin tin, pressing evenly into sides and bottom of muffin well. Spray tops evenly with vegetable oil spray (I just poured vegetable oil in to my Misto to spray). Bake in preheated oven 11 – 13 minutes until lightly golden (I liked these best crisp)..
  5. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Once cool dip tops in chocolate if desired then into coating if using (such as pistachios) and allow chocolate to set..
  6. 5. Remove cannoli filling from refrigerator, transfer to a piping bag fitted with a tip (or you can use a large resealable bag and cut the tip of the end). Pipe filling into cups and sprinkle with chocolate chips and dust with powdered sugar. For best results serve within 2 hours. Store in refrigerator..
  7. 6. *Update – some have mentioned their dough being too thick and not elastic enough to keep a shape when rolling and cutting, so I'bhi updated it to be 6 – 8 Tbsp of juice rather than just 6 Tbsp..

First of all, the cups for these are made from a cannoli dough (I made it a bit thicker than I would for a cannoli shell that would be wrapped. This no bake cannoli recipe will give you the classic taste of this Italian dessert, but you won't need to use any fancy baking techniques. These bite size treats will delight guests at your parties because they are small, tasty, and they look spectacular on a platter! If you don't like fruit, you can divide. Mini Frozen Cannoli Cheesecake Bites, these little Italian cheesecakes are full of ricotta, mascarpone, orange, and chocolate.

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