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This Cannoli Cheeseball has the flavors of cannoli filling turned into a cheeseball. It is a super easy recipe for entertaining!

Cannoli Cheeseball

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Yield: 10 servings
  • Category: Dessert

Description

This Cannoli Cheeseball has the flavors of cannoli filling turned into a cheeseball. It is a super easy recipe for entertaining!


Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups mini chocolate chips, divided
  • vanilla wafers or graham crackers, for serving

Instructions

In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the ricotta, powdered sugar, and cinnamon and beat until combined. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips.

Lay out 2 pieces of plastic wrap perpendicular to each other. Dump the mixture out into the center. Gather the plastic up around the mixture and shape into a ball shape. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours, or overnight.

Place the remaining chocolate chips on a plate. Remove the cheeseball from the plastic wrap onto the chocolate chips. Roll in the chocolate chips to coat.

Serve the cheeseball with vanilla wafers or graham crackers.


Notes

 

Make sure you are using full fat ingredients, not skim or low-fat. Low-fat ingredients will alter the final product.

If your ricotta is not fairly firm, you may need to let it drain beforehand, or the cheeseball will not set up.

slightly adapted from The Rachael Ray Show

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts.  Counts are based on the recipe without the crackers for dipping.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 327
  • Sugar: 29 g
  • Sodium: 95 mg
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 32 mg