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Pizzelle Cannoli
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Have a pizzelle maker that you never touch taking up space in your kitchen? Put it to work with this simple, delicious creamy-crunchy Italian dessert. Wow your friends at your next party or whip up a batch to add a touch of authenticity to your next pasta night. 

Servings: 32 cannoli
Calories: 359 kcal
Basic Vanilla Pizzelle for Shells
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup melted butter
Cannoli Filling
  • 6 cups whole milk ricotta preferably fresh
  • 3 cups mascarpone
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 TB + 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp allspice
  • 3/4 tsp orange zest
  • cups mini chocolate chips or grated dark chocolate
  • Additional confectioners sugar for dusting
To make cannoli shells:
  1. Whisk together eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla extact. Stir in flour and baking powder until combined. Stir in melted butter. Heat pizzelle maker according to manufacturers instructions and scoop 1 heaping tsp pizzelle batter in each mold. Cook according to manufacturers instructions. As pizzelles come off the griddle mold around cannoli form and let cool.
To make Super Easy Cannoli Dip for filling:
  1. Beat together ricotta, mascarpone, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, spices, and zest in a large bowl using a hand or stand mixer until fluffy and well combined. (A food processor or immersion blender would work too). Fold in chocolate and chill until mixture is firm.

  2. When ready to serve, place filling into a large plastic baggie or piping bag and trim the tip. Pipe cannoli into shells. 

  3. Tip: it’s easiest to pipe half the filling in from either end so it meets in the middle. Dust with confectioners sugar and serve.

Recipe Notes

Cannoli shells and filling can be made up to 2 days ahead of serving. Just be sure to pipe the filling in just before serving to keep them crispy.

Nutrition Facts
Pizzelle Cannoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Potassium 155mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 12.3%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 15%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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