Low Carb Cannoli Bites

Mini Low Carb Cannoli Cups

Italian cannolis have always been one of my favorite desserts so not having had a bite of one for nearly 2 years has had its towel on my poor little taste buds. So, after I glanced over at the bakery aisle and saw a batch of fresh cannolis, I knew it was time for some low carb experimenting!

Cannoli CupLow Carb Pastry Cup

Low Carb Cannoli Bites Recipe with Any Topping

There was some trial and error involved with the pastry tart shell, but now I can confidently say “I’ve got it down!” My trouble shooting will hopefully say you sometime in the kitchen, so you can spend more time enjoy these little bites instead of perfecting them.

I was planning on adding mascarpone to the low carb cannoli bite filling but for some odd reason I had trouble locating it at my local grocery store, so I decided to do without. I’ve had plenty of family members and friends leave it out when making their cannolis as well, so I didn’t feel to odd doing so. In all honesty, it tastes just as good if not better than what I remember anyways.

Low Carb Cannoli FillingLow Carb Cannolis

These little bites are sure to make you think your cheating, but in reality it’s perfectly low carb and totally delicious. I promise you’ll take a bite of one of these little cannoli pastry cups and just want to devour them all!

Mini Low Carb Cannolis

Make it at home

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Low Carb Cannoli Bites
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • Cannoli Cups:
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 5 tablespoons sweetener
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon dark cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • Cannoli Filling:
  • 1 container (15 oz) Ricotta cheese
  • ¾ cup sweetener
  • 2 tablespoonss of sugar free chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all cup/tart ingredients until well combined. Spray mini muffin tin with non stick cooking spray. Press cup mixture into mini tin making a large area in the middle to fit cannoli mixture. Bake for 15 minutes and then let cool.
  2. Mix all cannoli filling with electronic mixture until fluffy. Let cannoli filling sit in the fridge until cups are completely cooled.
  3. Once cooled, pipe cannoli mixture into cannoli cups and top with small sugar free chocolate chips.
Notes
Serving size: 1 Cannoli Bite (Total recipe makes 24 servings)
Protein 3.77g, Cals 109, Carbs 3.48g, Fiber 1.13g, Sugar Alcohol 0.58g — NET CARBS: 1.77g

 

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Comments

  1. Ami says

    Just tried thissss! I didn’t have any almond extract on hand but this was still super yummy!! Thanks so much for the recipe!

    • says

      Thank you so much, Carolyn! You literally just made my entire day! :) A compliment from you holds a pretty extensive weight considering your expertise. Couldn’t say thank you enough!

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