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No-Bake Cannoli Cheesecake Jars

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No-Bake Cannoli Cheesecake Jars are a modern spin on the classic Italian cannoli pastry. The cream cheese filling has just the right amount of cinnamon, a hint of lemon and plenty of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Mini Morsels.

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As much as I enjoy baking, I hate the thought of it during the summer months. The idea of turning on the oven when it is 95 degrees outside makes me sweat just thinking about it. So, when summer arrives, I turn to no-bake desserts in a jar to satisfy my family’s sweet tooth.

Today, I partnered with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Morsels to create these easy No-Bake Cannoli Cheesecake Jars. These are perfect to make for a party, your family or just because. They are so easy to make too.

Lately, I have been obsessed with the many talents of the mason jar. They are not just for canning anymore! One of my favorite things to use mason jars for is to desserts. They can be baked in or used for no-bake treats too. Either way, they make for a perfect presentation.

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NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Morsels have long been a favorite of mine. Seriously, who doesn’t love chocolate? The traditional Italian cannoli has also been at the top of my list {I guess it’s the Italian in me – thanks Dad!}. I just love the cannoli cream, laced with a hint of cinnamon and lemon zest with the chocolate chips mixed in.

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How To Make No-Bake Cannoli Cheesecake Jars

To prepare these joyous cups, I mixed softened cream cheese, ricotta cheese, powdered sugar together. I then added some cinnamon, lemon zest and vanilla. Beat well with a mixer. Once incorporated, gently mix in by hand the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Mini Morsels. The mini morsels are the perfect size but with big chocolate taste for this recipe.

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Then, I combined some melted butter with graham cracker crumbs. Fill the bottom of 4 small glass jars with some of the graham crackers. Then top with some of the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Mini Morsels.

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Add a layer of the cannoli cheesecake cream and repeat the process once more. You should end with the cannoli cheesecake cream. Make sure you top each jar with a generous helping of the mini morsels. You can garnish with some lemon rind if you want.

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No-Bake Cannoli Cheesecake Jars are a modern spin on the classic Italian pastry. The cream cheese filling has just the right amount of cinnamon, a hint of lemon and plenty of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Mini Morsels.
Yield: 4 Mason Jar Desserts

No-Bake Cannoli Cheesecake Jars

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
No-Bake Cannoli Cheesecake Jars are a modern spin on the classic Italian pastry. The cream cheese filling has just the right amount of cinnamon, a hint of lemon and plenty of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Mini Morsels.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Mini Morsels plus extra for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cup graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 4 small glass jars
  • Lemon rind for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine graham crackers, sugar and melted butter. Mix together and set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, add cream cheese, ricotta, powdered sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest and pinch of salt. Beat together with a hand mixer.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Mini Morsels. Reserve remaining cup for later.
  4. Add several tablespoons of the graham cracker mixture to the bottom of the four class jars. Sprinkle with mini morsels
  5. Top with several tablespoons of the cannoli cheesecake cream.
  6. Add another layer of graham crackers, mini morsels and cannoli cheesecake cream.
  7. Top with remaining chocolate mini morsels.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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      1. Thank you! Making these now. The filling isn’t smooth…is it not supposed to be? Or am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance!

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