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Chocolate Hazelnut Cannoli

  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cannolis 1x


Introducing your new favorite cannoli: chocolate hazelnut cannoli. This will be a hit among all of the nutella lovers out there.




  1. Strain ricotta: Strain ricotta overnight in the fridge to remove excess liquid. Place cheese in a sieve lined with a cheesecloth over a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap.
  2. Melt chocolate: Create a double-boiler to melt the dark chocolate. Heat 1 inch of water in a small saucepan to a rolling simmer. Using a bowl that will fit over the pan without touching the water, add 1 ½ ounces of chocolate and stir frequently until 70% melted. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ½ ounce of chocolate until all is melted. Continue to stir until chocolate is cooled to room temperature, about 2-3 minutes. This will temper the chocolate.
  3. Dip shells: Dip cannoli shells on both sides into chocolate to coat ¼ inch of the rim. Allow excess to drip off. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a silicon mat or parchment paper. Place in fridge until firm.
  4. Whip cream: Chill the bowl of a standing mixer and whisk attachment in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Add heavy cream to bowl and beat on high speed for about 1-2 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a small bowl.
  5. Make filling: Add ricotta, chocolate hazelnut spread, vanilla and salt to bowl of standing mixer and beat over medium speed until combined, using a paddle attachment. Fold in whipped cream. Stir in chopped Baci candies. Transfer filling to a piping bag fitted with a medium-sized round tip, or create your own piping bag by snipping off the end of a plastic ziplock bag.
  6. Fill shells & serve: Pipe filling into cannoli shells, working from the center outwards on both sides of the shell. Cover exposed filling with hazelnuts. Dust shells with powdered sugar, and enjoy.


I suggest purchasing the shells from a good-quality bakery rather than a grocery store, if possible. There are also many great recipes online for homemade cannoli shells.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 cannolo
  • Calories: 426
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Sodium: 204mg
  • Fat: 27g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 10g

Keywords: cannoli, dessert, cream, nutella, chocolate