Monday, April 4, 2016

Easy Peasy Cheese Cannoli's

 I finally had some time to fool around in the kitchen yesterday.  Are you ready?  I felt like making something sweet.  I know!  If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know I do not have a sweet tooth.  So when "sweet" comes to my mind, it also means "easy".  

 I have always marveled at the bakers out there who have the loving patience to whip up masterpieces.  I truly give them 5 star kudos.  As for me?  I give myself half an hour at the most to work on "that masterpiece".  After half an hour, I lose patience and get frustrated.  So when I tell you this dessert is not only absolutely delicious but very easy to make, I am not kidding.  It's non bake, and honestly, a show stopper.  

 After I had finishing taking the pictures and presented the platter to my family, they "oohed" and didn't take one.  I couldn't understand until...
I kindly informed them I had finished taking the pictures.  They jumped in like vultures!  Then went back for more!  

Ready for this very simple recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time: 1/2 hour
Bake time: 10 minutes
Yield:  20 pieces

5 small tortillas (6-7 inches)
2 cups non dairy whipped topping, thawed
1 pkg (3.4 oz) vanilla pudding mix
1 pkg (8 oz) room temperature cream cheese
1 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3 large squares, or 1/2 bar of dark chocolate
Non stick cooking spray

-Preheat oven to 350F.

-Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Spray both sides of tortillas with non stick baking spray and liberally coat them with the sugar, cinnamon mix.  
Cut evenly into four wedges.

-Place wedges round side down into muffin tins, curl them in.  Like this;

 -Bake for 10 minutes or till golden and crispy.  Set aside.

-In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese with mixer till smooth.  Add milk, mix for 1 minute or so, then add pudding mix.  Mix till evenly combined and creamy.  Fold in the whipped topping.

-Place in fridge for about 20 minutes.

-You can either spoon the mixture into the tortilla shells, or use a piping tip with plastic or pastry bag.  I chose to pipe the filling in.  It looks so pretty!

-Place chocolate into a small freezer bag and microwave for 30 seconds, and again for 10 more seconds.  

-Snip off one tiny corner of freezer bag and drizzle the chocolate over desserts. 

Place on a pretty platter and get ready for accolades!

 Till next time!

Dishin with Didi


  1. YOU are brilliant! Pinning this one. xoxo

    1. Awww, thank you so much sissy! Don't know if "brilliant" is the word, more like I don't like to fuss...

  2. Now aren't you clever! I'll have to tell my Italian husband that they are Mexican cannoli…one taste and he won't care that they aren't like his mama made. :D

    1. LOL Karen, I have the cannoli cylinders too, never used them, but I have them!

  3. Now aren't you clever! I'll have to tell my Italian husband that they are Mexican cannoli…one taste and he won't care that they aren't like his mama made. :D

  4. I just comment but I don't know it's working.. ok here we go ...this recipe it's awesome and easy!

    1. Thank you so much my Daniela! Very easy my friend, I hope you enjoy!

  5. Yummy and easy works for me!

    1. Linda dolly, easy works for me too! ♥

  6. This looks incredibly tasty, Didi. Pinning to try later.

    1. Hadia, so easy my friend, I hope you enjoy! ♥

  7. Didi, these are just SO CUTE!!! Just like the cook!! :D ;)

  8. Didi they look splendit and they are so easy to make I feel like crying! Filakia koritsaki!

    1. LOL you always bring such a smile to my face when you visit Katerina mou! ♥