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Recipe for Colorful Homemade Cannolis with Lucky Charm Marshmallow Sprinkles

I’ve been wanting to make cannolis for a while now. Largely due to the fact that I had a giant bag of dehydrated marshmallows lying around (as in a whole bag of the best part of Lucky Charms cereal) that I really wanted to use. SO, I enlisted Linda, yet again, to work her magic on a new recipe. And the results are delicious!

Want to make your own? Here’s what you’ll need…

Colorful homemade cannolis. Click through for the simple recipe to make your own.


– 1 dozen cannoli shells (store-bought*)
– 1 pkg white melting chocolate
– gel food coloring (optional)
dehydrated marshmallows, chopped
– 16 oz mascarpone cheese
– 16 oz ricotta cheese, drained
– 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/4 tsp lemon extract
– 1/4 tsp salt
– heavy cream (adjust amount as desired)

*We cut down the prep time by using pre-made cannoli shells. You can find premade cannoli shells at your local Italian grocery and some specialty food stores as well.


1. Melt the chocolate according to the instructions on the package and tint it using the gel coloring. You can also make two colors by splitting one package of chocolate in half and will still have enough to dip a dozen shells.

2. Dip each end of the cannoli shells in the chocolate. Then, sprinkle the marshmallows on, before the chocolate cools. Set the cannoli shells aside.

3. In a large bowl, mix the cheeses, sugar, vanilla, lemon extract, and salt together thoroughly with a rubber spatula. Add one tablespoon of cream at a time to lighten the mixture. We used about 2 tablespoons for our cannoli filling. We were going for a texture that was rich, but spoonable and not too heavy.

4. Fill a plastic bag with the cheese mixture. Twist the top to move the mixture towards one corner. Snip off the corner and pipe the mixture into the cannoli shells.

5. Add more marshmallows to the ends and serve.

Colorful cannolis! Click through for the simple recipe to make your own.

Recipe for Colorful Homemade Cannolis with Lucky Charm Marshmallow Sprinkles

Recipe for Colorful Homemade Cannolis with Lucky Charm Marshmallow Sprinkles

Recipe by Linda Jednaszewski
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give these colorful cannolis a try? 

22 comments | Click here to reply

omg! these are so colourful and pretty!! its a shame I don’t like cannolis (fussy eater problem) but these are just so cute to look at!xx
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Erika | August 31st, 2015 at 9:04 am

Thanks Erika.

Brittni | August 31st, 2015 at 9:40 am

Wow, looks delicious! 🙂
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tinajo | August 31st, 2015 at 9:43 am

Thanks Tinajo. I can definitely attest to the deliciousness. Linda knocked it out of the park on this one.

Brittni | August 31st, 2015 at 9:56 am

I was going to say these are too cute to eat, but that isn’t true because they look so delicious…who could resist!

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Bella B | August 31st, 2015 at 10:13 am

Aw, thanks Bella. 🙂

Brittni | August 31st, 2015 at 10:20 am

Omg these look amazing!! Beautiful pictures!

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christa | August 31st, 2015 at 10:25 am

Thanks Christa. You should totally give them a try.

Brittni | August 31st, 2015 at 10:28 am

If Jeff saw this, he would lose his MIND! Cannolis are his fave. Might need to make these for him (and me)!
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | August 31st, 2015 at 10:30 am

Haha. You should definitely make some of these Kel. If they would keep, I would just mail a bunch to you.

Brittni | August 31st, 2015 at 10:34 am

Oh my goodness, these look incredible! I definitely need to try to make these!


Roisin | August 31st, 2015 at 10:35 am

These just seriously look so delicious – and look so darn cute! 🙂
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Heather @ The Deans List Blog | August 31st, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Thanks Roisin and Heather. 🙂

Brittni | August 31st, 2015 at 1:25 pm

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Hayley | August 31st, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Oh. My. Goodness! I love Cannolis and these look absolutely amazing! I’m drooling!

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Paige | August 31st, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Oh wow! This looks absolutely delicious!
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Monique | WritingMonique | September 1st, 2015 at 3:05 am

These cannolis are the cutest things EVER! Can’t wait to give them a try!

Trish - Mom On Timeout | September 1st, 2015 at 10:42 am

Wow this looks complicated but you surprisingly made it look easy. Definitely saving this and trying it out 🙂
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Janina | September 1st, 2015 at 1:15 pm

An insult to cannolis. You can always count on Americans to junk up a classic recipe.

Stephanie | September 1st, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Cannolis are my family favorite!!!! I just had a citrus chocolate one last week! Though, this looks MUCH prettier!

Lexy | Proper | September 2nd, 2015 at 11:09 pm

W O W!!! They are soooo pretty, and so creative!
Will definitely be making them. Thank you for sharing!

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