#EasterSweetsWeek Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Cannoli

I created this recipe for #Eastersweetsweek and I was sent samples by some of our sponsor companies but as always, opinions are 100% my own. 

Welcome to this year's #EasterSweetWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of Springtime and Easter dessert recipes! We're sharing tons of treats this week plus a few fantastic giveaways! You’re going to love what we have in store for you.


So, my food quirks are aplenty. They somewhat drive my husband batty but at this point, he has learned to put up with them. For example, I love a cannoli but not the traditional cannoli made with sweetened ricotta. I prefer my ricotta in savory dishes. A few years ago I stumbled upon a small bakery and they used mascarpone in their version and my cannoli fandom was officially born. This is slightly blasphemous to Italians but that's ok, my mister eats them anyways;) if you can't find mascarpone, cream cheese will work as well. 



I absolutely adore pistachio in desserts. Cookies, ice cream, cupcakes. You name it, I want it. This divine mashup of pistachio and dark chocolate is the perfect combination and will be a fabulous option for your Easter table or any time of the year!  


I have made these a few times and there are two ways you can make these, with mascarpone and whipping cream or a more mousse-like texture you can just use whipping cream. I used to make my own cannoli shells but then I found out our local grocer offers them and since I usually request them empty, they give me to them half price. I will link to my favorite cannoli recipe (and then just dip them in dark chocolate or serve them in the traditional cannoli shell) or you can see if you can find some locally like me!


Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cannolis


Filling

4 oz mascarpone
1 pack pistachio pudding mix
8 oz heavy whipping cream 

cannoli shell (recipe)

dark chocolate melting wafers

Directions

melt the package of dark chocolate wafers. Once totally melted. Dip the cannoli shells in the chocolate and let harden.  set aside. 

For Filling:


in a bowl, place the softened mascarpone, whip till fluffy. Add in the pistachio pudding mix and pour in the whipping cream, a little at a time. Beating on low till all combined and thickened. 


Place in a piping bag ( I usually cheat and use a large ziplock and clip off a corner, works just as well) Fill the cannoli shells from each side. This will typically yield 12 large or 18 small cannolis. If there is any filling left over, I love to use it as a dip or a frosting!


This year we have are 28 fantastic bloggers participating in this year’s Easter dessert event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of great Springtime and Easter themed dessert recipes with you. With over 75 sweet dessert recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to want to save some of these recipes to make again and again! We even hope that some of these recipes end up in your Easter recipe keepsake collection! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!


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Prize #3 — Rainier Fruit is giving one (1) winner a box of Apples and some wonderful Apple themed goodies from Sur La Table

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

2 comments on "#EasterSweetsWeek Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Cannoli"
  1. Oooh, your cannoli filling sounds amazing! I love the addition of mascarpone!

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  2. Wow, your cannoli filling looks amazing, Do you think white chocolate would work as well?

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