Saturday, July 10, 2010

Holy Moly Cannoli Cones

Right now I am obsessed with Hungry Girl. Don't know who she is??? You should! Go check her out! I have known about her for a few years, and have been subscribing to her e-mails for just as long. But lately, I have been obsessed with the recipes,and have even declared myself to be on a Hungry Girl diet. I'm trying, but most of the time, I don't have the time nor energy to cook up stuff like that for dinner so I just eat whatever the hubby eats...usually grilled chicken & veggies. Anyways, I have been trying mostly her desserts and breakfasts. She has some amazing cookbooks with awesome recipes, tips, tricks, guides to eating out, and even her shopping lists. Seriously, you should so check her out! These cannoli cones are one of the ones that I have recently tried. If you like ricotta cheese, you will LOVE this. So easy and super cute! I would suggest though, letting the filling set up in the fridge for a few minutes because, as you can see in the pics, it starts to melt & drip quickly....especially in hot southern summer weather. I will try to get more of these wonderful HG recipes up. What I love about them is that you can think of virtually any comfort food, junk food, anything that's not good for you, and she has a recipe that's a healthier, lower calorie, less fatty version. My favorite cookbook of hers has to be 200 Under 200. Yep, that's right. TWO HUNDRED recipes, ALL with 200 calories or less. No joke. I could talk about HG all day, so I'm just gonna get to the recipe. 

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup Cool Whip free, thawed
  • 2½ tablespoons Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free fat-free vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided - I only had regular chocolate chips.
  • 6 sugar cones (like the kind by Keebler)
1. Place all ingredients except chocolate chips and sugar cones in a medium bowl. Using a handheld electric mixer set to high speed, mix until fully combined and fluffy. Fold in half of the chocolate chips. 
2. Transfer mixture to a large plastic bag, squeezing it down toward one bottom corner of the bag. Snip that corner off with scissors, so that you have a makeshift piping bag. 
3. Gently squeeze the ricotta mixture into the cones, evenly distributing it among them.
4. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips even on top of the filling in each cone.
5. Eat and enjoy!

Makes 6 servings.

PER SERVING (1 cone): 134 calories, 1.75g fat, 184mg sodium, 21g carbs, 0g fiber, 10.5g sugars, 6g protein

1 comment:

  1. Daddy and I both enjoyed these. Dad said they "Hit the spot!"... Great job again on the pictures as it makes them just as appetizing to view as they were to eat. Love ya, Dad and Mom