My family has to navigate through a sea of cupcakes in the kitchen on a daily basis and to be honest, i think that are about as tired of cupcakes as I am. I really don't think they want to see another cupcakes on the counter for Valentine's Day so I had to come up with another sweet treat for my Valentines.
I decided to go back to my Northern roots and make a batch of cannolis for Valentine's Day. (Not sure why I don't see many cannolis in Georgia but they seem to be a rare find in this state.) Taking on homemade cannolis - in a addition to the big meal that I wanted to fix for my family seemed like too much to tackle in one day so I decided to cheat - just a little.
12 mini cannoli shells
1/4 melted dark chocolate
15 ounces ricotta cheese
4 ounces marsarpone cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Dip the ends of cannoli shells in dark chocolate. Allow to set.
Stir together drained ricotta and marscarpone cheese with a rubber scraper.
Fold in powdered sugar and chocolate chips.