4th of July Dessert: Cannoli Dip
Independence Day (or July 4th…or 4th of July) is TOMORROW! Do you have something that you’re going to bring to that BBQ or party? No?! Well good thing you found us because I have a 4th of July-themed dessert that takes under ten minutes (perhaps under five minutes if you don’t diddle daddle in the kitchen like me). Who doesn’t love a cannoli? You know, the Italian dessert of creamy middle surrounded by pastry? It kind of looks like a rounded dessert taco. Anyhow, it’s one of our favorite desserts here at Hungry & Fit. However, we don’t have the time to make the dough, cook the pastry in its perfect shape, and then pipe the filling in. Let’s just skip to the good stuff–the filling!
I was watching The Kitchen one day on Food Network and the Sandwich King (Jeff Mauro) made this recipe. I changed it up a little bit and subtracted some sugar so that you can have a sweet treat for this 4th of July. Feel free to get creative with the toppings. I made it as red, white, blue as I could!
- 2 cups ricotta
- 1 cup confectionery sugar
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 3 strawberries
- 15 blueberries
- Vessel for dipping (I used strawberries and pretzel thins)
- Mix together the ricotta and sugar
- Fold in mini chocolate chips
- Put toppings on in a festive way
- Serve cold
- You can vary up the toppings to match any holiday or any event!
Yeah, it’s that easy. Mix, fold, and top. Bam. Festive 4th of July dessert. Everyone will think you worked so hard! Little did they know, it took you under ten minutes. You can make this recipe what you want it to be. Play with the toppings. If you’re going with the American theme, you can also use cherries for the red. If you’re going for another theme, have fun with it and be creative! After all, that’s what cooking and baking are all about. I hope you can impress some family and friends with this easy peasy dessert recipe. Have a safe and happy 4th of July! And as always, stay hungry and fit!
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