Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cups

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cups

I’m not even going to talk about how gosh darn adorable these Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cups are. The pictures speak for themselves. They’re downright precious.

What you can’t taste from looking at the photos is that these little cups are overflowing with sweet, creamy marscapone and ricotta cannoli filling that is jam packed with chocolate chips. It also doesn’t hurt that this sweet, cheesy goodness is nestled in flaky phyllo cups and that the whole recipe takes about 10 minutes to make. Ten minutes? Don’t mind if I do.

You can even make and refrigerate the filling ahead of time and then just spoon it into the cups before serving. It doesn’t get much easier! Even if you buy pre-made fried cannoli shells, stuffing the filling inside can be a pain. This Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cups recipe solves that problem and weighs in at only 63 calories (or 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints) per cup. If you’re looking for a quick, sweet Italian finish to any meal, this is the dessert for you!

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cups


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Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cups

Yield: 15 cups

Ingredients:

15 Frozen Mini Phyllo Shells (I used Athens brand)
2 oz Marscapone cheese (I used BelGioso brand)
2/3 cup fat free Ricotta cheese
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla
A pinch of cinnamon (a little goes a long way!)
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, divided

Directions:

  1. Place phyllo shells* on the counter to thaw for at least 10-15 minutes.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the marscapone, ricotta, powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and stir together until thoroughly mixed. Reserve a small pile of the chocolate chips for topping and stir the remainder into the cheese mixture.
  3. Spoon the filling evenly between all the phyllo shells. Sprinkle reserved chocolate chips over the tops and serve. *I recommend you only defrost/fill as many as you plan to eat at once so that the shells stay crispy.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
3 per cup (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per cup (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
63 calories, 7 g carbs, 4 g sugars, 3 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 2 g protein, 0 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

Inspired by Gimme Some Oven