We decided this week to have a get together for a good ole Sunday family dinner and game night. I knew what we would be eating, but hadn’t quite decided on a dessert. One of my all time favorite desserts is the cannoli. The creamy center paired with chocolate chips and the crunchy cannoli shell. Absolute perfection when it comes to desserts. I wasn’t about to break out the fryer to make the shells so I figured out a way to make my favorite sweet treat an easy way. Read how to make this quick cannoli dessert parfaits for your next party or just an after dinner treat.
The base of the creamy center for the cannoli dessert parfaits is just three ingredients: ricotta, mascarpone, and honey. I took a 16 oz container of ricotta and blended it with an 8 oz container of mascarpone and 1/4 cup honey. Stir the ingredients together and your base is ready to go.
For the crunch that you would get with the outer cannoli shell, I substituted Honey Bunches of Oats®, Honey Roasted. It brings crunchy flakes and chunks of granola with a touch of honey for a perfect flavor burst.
How to assemble the Cannoli Dessert Parfaits:
- Spoon the sweetened ricotta/mascarpone into the bottom of an 8 oz mason jar.
- Top with mini chocolate chips.
- Sprinkle some Honey Bunches of Oats®.
- Repeat layers one to two times, really as much as you can fit in the mason jar.
The Honey Bunches of Oats® gives the cannoli dessert parfaits just the right flavor and crunch to make this quick dessert. It will soon become a family favorite. You can substitute any of the Honey Bunches of Oats® flavors like the strawberry for a burst of fruit flavor. I just like how fast they were to make when I didn’t have a set plan on what I would be making for family dinner. My kids love to take the Honey Bunches of Oats® for snack time as well as an easy breakfast option.
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