February 8, 2012

Nutella Cannoli

Nutella is something that I love, but honestly don't really eat or bake with that often, always regretting that fact each time I eat something with Nutella. Well, I am vowing to change my ways - starting with these Cannolis!  They're definitely not a traditional cannoli as the combination of cream cheese and whipped cream make them more like a cheesecake filling, or even mousse, but the cannoli shell makes them easy to grab and eat.  No fork required - my kind of dessert!

Usually I prefer to make mini cannolis because sometimes full ones are just too rich for me, however any recipe could easily be adapted to a regular cannoli shell size (or mini size if the case may be).  The combination of the cream cheese, whipped cream and Nutella definitely made these a rich bite-size dessert, that I think may become one of my go-to recipes when I need to make something quick and impressive.

Nutella Cannoli
24 Mini Cannoli Shells
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 - 2/3 cup Nutella, depending on how "Nutella-y" you want it!)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For garnish (optional):
Melted Chocolate
Mini Chocolate Chips
Crushed Hazelnuts

Beat cream cheese, Nutella and powdered sugar until fully blended Set aside.

Using a whisk attachment and another bowl, beat heavy cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form.

Fold whipped cream in to cream cheese Nutella mixture, lightly, but until evenly combined.

Using a pastry or piping bag, fill each Cannoli shell, and garnish as desired.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

* if you want chocolate on the ends of the shells, make sure to dip in melted chocolate, and dry, before filling the cannoli with filling.

Source: Coffee and Cannolis original

1 comment:

  1. These sound fantastic and I love the new name and design!