Day 3 : Holy Moly Cannoli Cones

Doesn’t the title just say it all?!  These little gems were discovered last year shortly after my husband and I started Weight Watchers.  You may have heard of Hungry Girl…. these are her genius little creations.  Having never had a real cannoli I can’t vouch for their authenticity, but does it really matter when they taste so dang good?  And here is the best part….. if you are following Weight Watchers or just trying to be better in general, they are only 4 POINTS!  Even if you are not dieting I highly recommend these.  These may not be NEW to me, but I definitely rediscovered them tonight which is just as good in my book.

I really don’t vary much from the original recipe when making these.  About the only difference is that I add a bit of almond extract (just a few drops) to mine because I love almond/chocolate together.  I am thinking about trying them w/ maybe coconut or orange extract next time.  Another great thing about this recipe is the simplicity of it.  I can whip up something for guests in a matter of minutes that looks and tastes like it took a lot longer.  Definitely make them just before serving though as they probably wouldn’t hold up well if made earlier.

Other ideas for variations on these could be substituting sugar free white chocolate pudding mix for the vanilla, maybe spreading a bit of nutella on the inside of the cones in a thin layer, various extracts, nuts….. the possibilities are endless.  Of course some changes may up the points value for these, but once in a while you just gotta let yourself enjoy life!

 

Holy Moly Cannoli Cones

Serves : 6                    Time to make : 10 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 sugar ice cream cones (like the kind by Keebler)
  • 1 cup fat free ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fat free ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons  Splenda
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet mini chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

 

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients except the cones and chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on high until mixture is fully combined and fluffy. Fold in half of the chocolate chips.
  2. Carefully transfer mixture to a large plastic bag, squeezing it down toward one bottom corner of the bag. Snip that corner off with scissors, so that you have a makeshift piping bag.
  3. Gently squeeze the ricotta mixture into the cones, evenly distributing it among them.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips evenly on top of the filling in each cone.
  5. Eat and enjoy!

 

 

Thanks again for reading my blog, and I hope you will stick around for whatever tomorrow brings!


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  1. Oh wow. I don’t even know what to say. These cannoli cones look sooo delectable and delicious, I’m having a hard time looking away.


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