Inside-Out Cannoli Dip
Updated February 12, 2018
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
cup heavy whipping cream
teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
teaspoon ground cinnamon
sleeve (from 14.4-oz package) Annie’s™ organic honey grahams (9 crackers)
cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, whipping cream, orange peel and cinnamon with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Place 4 crackers in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal, and coarsely crush.
In ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate, spread cream cheese mixture with spatula. Top with chocolate chips and crushed crackers; drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve with remaining crackers.
- Using a microplane is an easy way to finely shred the peel of citrus without taking off the white pith, which tends to be bitter.
- To soften cream cheese, just microwave unwrapped cream cheese in microwavable bowl uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds.
- An easy mess-free way to drizzle caramel is to seal it in a small resealable food-storage plastic bag, snip off a small part of the corner and gently squeeze.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- Cannolis are a traditional Italian dessert consisting of a crispy, tube-shaped pastry filled with decadent, spiced cream. Usually, the ricotta-based filling includes nuts, candied fruit or chocolate. Needless to say, if you’ve ever had one, you know why we couldn’t resist recreating this blissful treat with our own sweet spin. We replaced ricotta with cream cheese (because who doesn’t love cream cheese?) and swapped fried pastry with sweet, crunchy, no-fuss graham crackers. A handful of chocolate chips and a hint of orange zest later and we had an easy, no-bake cannoli dip that also passes as a munchable snack. We can’t think of anything better than that—well, except for these other no-bake desserts.