Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip

Hi Everyone,

One thing you may or may not know about me is I love to make dips.  I guess you can call me a dipper.  Condiments, dips and spreads are my favorite things.  I’m always looking for new ways to spruce up an old recipe, change up a favorite dish or find something new to dip my fruit, pretzels and the occasional cookie in.  I would share more dip recipes with you, but I figured I should give you a variety of recipes, since not everyone is as crazy for dips as me.  So today, I created a new dip with the left over Ricotta Cheese I had from my Skillet Meat Lasagna.

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip

This is my Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip!  It’s sweet, creamy, chock full of chocolate chips and very closly tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough.  Yes please!   I am so loving this dip!  I kept sneaking little spoonfuls as I was making it, then I grab a strawberry or two to dunk into my dip.  Oh my gosh it’s so good!!

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip

But what I like about this dip besides the fabulous taste is that it’s pretty darn healthy, practically no fat and the only sugar in the dish is natural sugar from maple syrup and the mini chocolate chips.   You can feel good about giving it to your kids or keeping it for yourself.  One thing about blogging is trying new things and ricotta cheese is my new thing that I have tried this year.  Yes I have had cheese ravioli’s and lasagna, but honestly I never gave ricotta cheese a second thought until I made my Pistachio and Cherry Cannoli Cups.  After I had that dessert, I was sold on ricotta cheese.  Lucky for me I didn’t use it all in my lasagna, that I had left overs to make today’s recipe.  Yah!

Chocolate Chip Canolli Dip

The dip is a snap to make!  It’s made with of course ricotta cheese, greek yogurt, maple syrup, stevia, a pinch of salt and vanilla extract.  But this wouldn’t be chocolate chip cannoli dip with out the chocolate chips and I used two tablespoons of mini chips.  You have to love the mini chips, they are just so darn cute!!  I kind of have a thing for small things, like little spoons, mini cupcakes and tiny little finger foods.

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cup + 2 tbsp.

Serving Size: 2 tbsp. (9 servings)

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip

A sweet, creamy, guilt-free dip that tastes like a cannoli filled with chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup ricotta cheese, fat free
  2. 2 tbsp greek yogurt, plain, non-fat
  3. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 1 tsp maple syrup
  6. 3/4 tsp stevia (to taste)
  7. 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together, except for the chocolate chips; mix well.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips
  3. Serve with fruit, animal crackers or graham crackers

Notes

Calories per two tablespoons: 41.4, Fat: .09, Cholesterol: 6.7, Sodium: 99, Potassium: 6.3, Carbs: 5, Fiber: 0, Sugar: 4.2, Protein: 3

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Chocolate Chip Canolli Dip

One thing I have to tell you, if you get animal crackers, get a good name brand of crackers.  I bought the store brand and oh my gosh my cookies were horrible.  Ok, not horrible, but not the same.  When I bit into one, they were soft, almost like they were stale.  So sad!  So I didn’t eat my animal crackers with my dip, but at least I have a ton of strawberries!!!  I swear if I keep eating strawberries like I do, I’m going to turn into one!

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip

Time for me to make lunch and get going to bed!

Have a super fabulous day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Chocolate Chip Canolli Dip

Comments

  1. I love cannoli and I love how you’ve healthified this dip!
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  2. I really like this recipe. It would make a great dessert with fruits like mango or plums or peaches, too. Your recipes are expanding my horizons and requiring me to think more about what I want to eat. :-)

  3. I’m a dip girl too-whether it be sweet or savory. This looks like the perfect dessert dip. I would dip some fresh fruit in it and my kids would love it!
    Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry recently posted…Fudgy Paleo BrowniesMy Profile

  4. Cannoli in dip form?! Genius!! I could eat a whole bowl of this!
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  5. Just pinned this and can’t wait to make it! I like that about blogging too- it forces you to be creative and try new things :)
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  6. All over this dip. I love cannolis!
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  7. I love the idea of a dip using ricotta! I’m one of those “weird” people who doesn’t like cream cheese, and so many dips–especially the sweet ones–contain cream cheese. I think that I would go through this pretty quickly–I’m a dipper too :)
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  8. This stuff looks so good I would be able to finish the whole bowl by myself… I wouldn’t even dip anything, all I’d need is a spoon ;-)
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  9. This looks so freaking good!!
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