These Phyllo Cup Cannoli Bites are like tiny parcels of happiness! We fill delicate, crispy phyllo cups to the brim with a luscious, sweet cannoli dip for a handheld dessert that’s absolutely irresistible. They’re the ultimate bite-sized treat, ideal for any festive occasion, whether it’s a holiday gathering or just a casual afternoon snack. 

phyllo cup cannoli bites topped with pistachios

Why You’ll Love These Phyllo Cup Cannoli Bites

  • Phyllo cups are pre-made and bake in minutes
  • One batch makes 20-24 cannoli bites, meaning it’s perfect for feeding a crowd. 
  • They feature all the taste and texture of traditional cannolis with half the work
  • These treats are budget-friendly and fun to make! 

Ingredients You’ll Need

Cannoli bites feature complex flavors using simple ingredients. Here’s everything you’ll need: 

  • Mascarpone Cheese – We highly recommend using mascarpone as it creates a more authentic flavor, but cream cheese would work as well. 
  • Ricotta Cheese – For the richest taste, we suggest opting for whole milk ricotta, and be sure to drain off any excess liquid! 
  • Powdered Sugar – This melts into the cannoli mixture, creating a smooth texture and sweet taste. 
  • Whipped Topping – Used to add extra volume to the filling, making it super fluffy and creamy. 
  • Chocolate Chips – We prefer to use mini chocolate chips to guarantee there’s a hint of chocolate in every bite, but regular sizes would work, too. 
  • Phyllo Cups – Find these in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store. 
  • Pistachios – These add irresistible crunch! 
cannoli dip

How to Make the Best Cannoli Bites

These look fancy, but they’re unbelievably easy to make when you follow the simple steps below! 

  1. Prepare Phyllo. Bake your phyllo cups according to the package instructions. 
  2. Make the Filling. Combine the mascarpone, ricotta, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl, and use a hand or stand mixer to beat until it is just combined. Add the whipped topping, and beat again just until it is combined. Then, fold in the chocolate chips, and refrigerate the mixture. 
  3. Fill the Cups. Spoon each phyllo cup with the cannoli dip mixture. Then, sprinkle the pistachios on top, and enjoy! 

Flavor Variations

Feel free to experiment with these cannoli bites using different flavors and ingredients to make them your own! For instance, some of our favorite variations include: 

  • Adding unsweetened cocoa powder to the cannoli filling. 
  • Using dark chocolate or white chocolate chips. 
  • Dipping the phyllo cups in chocolate. 
  • Dunking the phyllo cups in chocolate and adding sprinkles to the rim.
two fingers holding a phyllo cup cannoli bite topped with pistachios

Cannoli Bites Common Questions

How do you keep phyllo cups from getting soggy? 

Be sure to transfer the baked phyllo cups to a wire rack to cool completely before stuffing them with the cannoli filling, and enjoy them as soon as possible. 

What do cannoli bites taste like? 

Like traditional cannolis, these bites are sweet with a slightly tangy flavor and rich, flaky crust. 

How should I store these cannoli bites? 

These bites are best enjoyed right away. However, if you want to prepare them ahead of time, prepare the phyllo cups and filling separately. The cups will keep at room temperature for 1-2 days, and the filling can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. 

Phyllo cup cannoli bites topped with pistachios

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Phyllo Cup Cannoli Bites Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 20 -24 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Phyllo Cup Cannoli Bites are flaky, bite-sized phyllo cups stuffed with sweet, fluffy cannoli dip filling for an irresistible dessert perfect for parties, holidays, and afternoon treats!


  • 20-24 phyllo cups
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese room temperature
  • 7 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces whipped topping softened in refrigerator
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pistachios chopped


  • Bake phyllo cups according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
    20-24 phyllo cups
  • In a large bowl, add the mascarpone, ricotta, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat until smooth.
    4 ounces mascarpone cheese, 7 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Add the whipped topping, and beat again until just combined.
    4 ounces whipped topping
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
    1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until chilled and set.
  • Fill the phyllo cups with the ricotta mixture.
  • Sprinkle pistachios on top, and enjoy!
    1/2 cup pistachios


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. You can try it, but it might not hold up to the whipping. We would love to know how it goes if you try it out!

      Alia & Radwa

  1. 5 stars
    I made these for a dinner party and they were a big hit; everyone loved them! They were so easy to put together and so tasty. I followed the suggestion of straining the ricotta and the consistency was perfect. Thanks for a great recipe that I will be making on repeat!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the recipe the only thing I want to add is for best results is to use cheese cloth to strain the ricotta cheese for couple hours or overnight to remove excess water