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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
-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

15 comments :

  1. YOU are brilliant! Pinning this one. xoxo

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

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  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

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

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  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

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

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

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  5. Yummy and easy works for me!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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