Cannoli Phyllo Tarts February 13 2016

 
Ingredients:
3/4 cup ricotta cheese, well drained
3/4 cup mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons Triple Sec (or 1 teaspoon pure orange extract)
1 tablepoon orange zest, grated
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup heart-shaped sprinkles
2 packages (15 count each) Athens Mini Fillo Shells
 
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, combine first eight ingredients, mixing well. Gently fold in the mini chocolate chips.
Preferably chill filling for 1 hour. Spoon or pipe 1 tablespoon of filling into each shell. Sprinkle with hearts.
TIP: For added crispness, preheat oven to 350⁰F. Place empty shells on a baking sheet and bake for 3-5 minutes. Cool and fill.
MAKE AHEAD: Filling can be made up to 1 day in advance and refrigerated. Remove from refrigerator and fill shells.
VARIATIONS: Substitute shamrock sprinkles for St Patrick’s Day or star-shaped sprinkles for Memorial or Independence days.