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Chocolate Cherry Cannoli are rich, and wonderfully decadent. By using pre-made cannoli forms, anyone can indulge in these delicious cannoli in a snap.

Prep time
Plan for

Strain ricotta overnight

Chill mixture 1-2 hours

10 - 20 cannolis, depending on size
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Chocolate Cherry Cannoli
Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Prep time :
Plan For

Strain ricotta overnight

Chill mixture 1-2 hours

Yield :
10 - 20 cannolis, depending on size


  • 1 pound whole milk ricotta
  • 1 cup Dixie Crystals Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5-6 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 10-20 cannoli shells, store bought
  • 7 ounces dried or fresh cherries, finely chopped


  1. Strain ricotta in a cheesecloth overnight. And chill until most moisture is gone.  If using fresh cherries, chop in advance and strain.
  2. Combine drained ricotta, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder until well combined.  Fold in vanilla, melted chocolate and cherries.  Chill for several hours before piping into cannoli shells.
  3. Dust completed cannoli with cocoa powder or powdered sugar to finish.  If desired, garnish ends with finely chopped chocolate.


Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Susan Whetzel @doughmesstic.

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