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Chocolate Covered Cannolis

This popular Italian treat is filled with ricotta cheese, sweetened with sugar with a touch of vanilla and rum. It is enveloped by a crispy shell, then dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with candied citrus peels.

  • Yield: 12 servings


  • 2 cups Ricotta Inpastata cheese
  • 1 cup confectioners� sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 12 cannoli shells
  • 1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons candied lemon peels
  • 2 tablespoons candied orange peels


  • Combine the cheese, sugar, vanilla and rum in a mixing bowl. Whisk to blend. Fill a pastry bag with the cheese mixture. Fill each cannoli shell with about 1/4 cup of the filling. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Dip half of each cannoli in the melted chocolate. Sprinkle the remaining half with the candied lemon and orange peels. Place on the parchment paper and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.