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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cheesecake

I like to make this cannoli cheesecake in the summer because it's flavorful and refreshing! Not needing to turn on the oven and heat the house up is an added bonus. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (4 ounces) cannoli shells
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Chopped pistachios, optional

Directions

  • Pulse cannoli shells in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Add sugar, cracker crumbs and melted butter; pulse just until combined. Press onto bottom and sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Beat the first 4 filling ingredients until blended. Beat in ricotta cheese and extracts. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread into crust.
  • Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 4 hours. If desired, top with pistachios.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Pistachios are classic in cannoli. If you don't have them, you can still add crunch by topping the pie with additional crumbled cannoli shells. Or add a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.
  • If you don't have mini chocolate chips, you can coarsely chop regular chocolate chips.
  • Here are 40 desserts to make with chocolate chips.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 548 calories, 36g fat (20g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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    • Ruth
      Feb 5, 2020

      Giving 5 Stars because I know it will be amazing! Wondering if I can make this recipe with fat free ricotta and fat free cream cheese....Trying to watch cholesterol.

    • Kim
      Jan 2, 2020

      The family loved getting more of their favorite part, the filling! Total hit!

    • grandmascooking22
      Jul 30, 2019

      Easy way to make cannolli. Taste was great.

    • Jenny
      Jun 30, 2019

      I'm certain I'll love this. Cannoli is one of my favorite desserts. But, where can I buy Cannoli shells? Help!!!

    • Josephine66
      May 6, 2019

      Great idea but I'd like to make this for a group. What would the proportions be if I were to make a 9x13 version?

    • Diane
      Jul 30, 2018

      Delicious!!!! Loved this. I will make again though I may try without adding sugar to crust. I think maybe less sugar in crust so that it doesn’t overpower sweetness of pie. Great lighter take a cheesecake.

    • Shannon
      Apr 12, 2018

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