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Mini Cannoli

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Mini Cannoli are the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of cannolis in a single, bite-sized package. If you are looking for a fun, tasty treat that is sure to impress your friends and family at parties or other special occasions, these mini cannolis are perfect.

Mini cannoli topped with chocolate chips and powdered sugar.

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The best part is that if you make them yourself, you will know exactly what ingredients they contain and can choose the flavors you like most. This easy mini cannoli recipe is one your entire family will enjoy.

Why you should make this Mini Cannoli Bites

  • Easy to make – only takes about 30 minutes to make these homemade mini cannoli.
  • Budget-friendly – Only basic ingredients are needed to help keep your food costs low.
  • Fun – Fun to serve and share with friends and family
  • Perfect for Parties – Great for special occasions like birthdays, game day, etc.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Blueberry Cookies recipe.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for mini cannoli sitting on a marbled countertop.

Shells

  • Butter
  • Sugar 
  • Vanilla 
  • Wonton wrappers 
  • Pistachios, crushed 
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar 

Filling

  • Cream cheese, softened 
  • Ricotta cheese 
  • Sugar 
  • Vanilla 
  • Mini chocolate chips

How to Make Mini Cannoli

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper 

Shells

Collage of creating mini cannoli shell.
  1. Melt butter and sugar then add vanilla. (Photo 1)
  2. Brush wontons on one side and wrap around a cylinder made of foil or foil-covered rolling pin. (Photos 2 & 3)
  3. Brush again to hold closed.
  4. Bake 5 minutes, remove from cylinder immediately, and cool. (Photo 4)
Collage of adding melted chocolate and crushed pistachios on the ends of the wonton shells.
  1. Melt chocolate chips and dip the ends of the shells in chocolate then in the crushed pistachios. (Photos 5 & 6)

Filling

Collage of assembling mini cannoli.
  1. Mix all filling ingredients until well combined. (Photo 7)
  2. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours. 
  3. Carefully pipe into shells. (Photos 8 & 9) 
  4. Sprinkle w/ powdered sugar, serve, and enjoy! 
White plate of Mini Cannoli topped with mini chocolate chips.

Storage

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Tips For This Mini Cannoli Recipe

  • You can use any chocolate chips you like. Semi-sweet, dark, white, peanut butter, etc.
  • Use a piping bag for easy filling of the shells and uniform look. If you don’t have a piping bag you can use a storage bag with the corner cut off.
  • Make sure that you coat the wonton wrappers well with the melted butter so that they crisp up nicely for the mini cannoli bites.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Make different flavors by using orange or lemon extract instead of the vanilla called for in the recipe.
  • Not a fan of chocolate chip mini cannolis leave them off completely.
  • Instead of chocolate chips, you can use chocolate Jimmie-style sprinkles.
  • You can use any kind of nuts you like. Almonds, peanuts, or hazelnuts are all great choices.
  • These mini cannolis also taste amazing by themselves without the chocolate chips and nuts.
Wonton shell with cream filling topped with powdered sugar and mini chocolate chips.

Mini Cannoli FAQs

Can I freeze Mini Cannoli?

Yes, you can freeze mini cannoli for up to three months.

Should I store cannoli at room temperature or cold?

It’s best to keep them cold so they will stay fresh longer.

What do I do if my shells are soggy?

Return the shells to the oven for another 3 to 5 minutes or until they crispy up.

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5 from 1 vote

Mini Cannoli


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Yields 24 Mini Cannolis
These Mini Cannoli are the perfect size for snacking, making them perfect for any occasion. Plus, they're super easy to make.

Ingredients 

Shells

Filling

Instructions

Shells

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Melt butter and sugar then add vanilla
  • Brush wontons on one side and wrap around cylinder made of foil or foil covered rolling pin
  • Brush again to hold closed
  • Bake 5 minutes, remove from cylinder immediately and cool
  • Melt chocolate chips and dip the ends of the shells in chocolate then crushed pistachios

Filling

  • Mix all filling ingredients until well combined
  • Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours
  • Carefully pipe into shells
  • Sprinkle w/ powdered sugar, serve, and devour!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Mini Cannoli Calories: 242kcal (12%) Carbohydrates: 30g (10%) Protein: 6g (12%) Fat: 11g (17%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 24mg (8%) Sodium: 168mg (7%) Potassium: 90mg (3%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 17g (19%) Vitamin A: 264IU (5%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 82mg (8%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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