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Cannoli Wafer Sandwiches

My family loves to visit a local Italian restaurant that has a wonderful dessert buffet. The cannoli is among our favorite choices, so I just had to come up with my own simple version. These sandwiches are best served the same day so the wafers remain nice and crisp. —Nichi Larson, Shawnee, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers
  • 12 ounces white candy coating, melted
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, confectioners' sugar, sugar and vanilla until blended. Spread 1 scant teaspoon filling on bottoms of half the wafers; cover with remaining wafers.
  • Dip each sandwich cookie halfway into candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand until set, about 10 minutes.
  • Serve within 2 hours or refrigerate until serving. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich cookie: 93 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • myshagreen
    Dec 18, 2015

    This is my husbands absolute favourite. They are delicious and do taste like cannoli. My only recommendation is not to try to freeze them. The cookies become mushy when thawed.