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Mini Cannoli Bites

These Mini Cannoli Bites make the perfect dessert and require very little work to put together! They taste just like a cannoli except they are bite sized!

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12 mini bites
Author: Kathryn Donangelo


  • 1 premade pie crust; I use Pillsbury’s®  pie crust
  • 12 oz. whole milk Ricotta Cheese; strained
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips; plus more for topping


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Unroll the pie crust onto a cutting board or clean flat surface. Use a 2 ½ inch round biscuit cutter (or a cup will work if you don’t have a biscuit cutter) and cut out 12 rounds of pie crust. Place rounds in a mini muffin pan. Use your fingers to press the dough to fit the pan.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until pie cups are a light golden brown. Once baked, let cool for 15  minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the ricotta, mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and mini chocolate chips until combined.
  • Spoon in ricotta filling into pie cups OR if you want to make them look extra pretty, scoop filling into a zip-lock bag and cut the tip off. Squeeze filling into pie cups and sprinkle mini chocolate chips.