Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chocolate Cannoli Dip - Yum!

I've been craving chocolate lately.  While I have no problem eating ice cream, cake etc... as long as it's in small portions.  I prefer to eat something chocolaty and filling.

Cannoli is one of my favorite desserts!  I used to eat it whenever I could get my hands on it.  However, they are SO high in carb that I only get mini ones when I can find them.

The other day, I was thinking...hey, isn't cannoli filling made from ricotta cheese?  I happened to have some leftover ricotta in the fridge.

So, I did a little research on Pinterest looking for cannoli filling recipes.  Many of them required marscapone as well.  I didn't have any that on hand, but I did have everything else.  So, I threw a little together to see what it would taste like (Thanks to my handy-dandy new Ninja system, this was easy!).  

The picture above shows one serving.  I put it in the little 2 oz. storage containers.  Surprisingly, this little bit is very satisfying.  WAY more satisfying than those little 100 calorie packs of chocolate cookies.  Ok, ok, so it's 188 calories.  Sometimes a girls gotta have her chocolate!

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients (3 servings)
1.5 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 packets sugar substitute (I used Splenda)

Directions - Put all ingredients in a food process or blender and blend.  Enjoy!!  Or chill for an hour if you want it a little more firm.  

Carbs = 10 grams/serving
Calories = 188 grams/serving

What's your favorite low carb chocolate snack?

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