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Cannoli Wafer Sandwiches

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, confectioners' sugar, sugar and vanilla until blended. Spread 1 scant teaspoon filling on bottoms of half of 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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