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Cinnamon Cannoli Snowball


  • 1 pkg (8 oz or 250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sweetened flaked coconut


  1. In large bowl, combine softened cream cheese, ricotta, powdered sugar and cinnamon; whisk until smooth.  

  2. Coarsely chop pistachios with Food Chopper. Stir pistachios and chocolate morsels in to cheese mixture.  

  3. Place piece of plastic wrap on large cutting board; transfer cheese mixture to plastic wrap. Gather plastic wrap around the top and shape cheese into a ball shape. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  

  4. Roll chilled cheese ball in coconut. Serve on Eat, Drink & Be Merry Cheese Board with assorted cookies or graham crackers.  


  • 16   servings of 2 tbsp/30 mL 

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 150, Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Sodium 95 mg, Carbohydrate 12 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 3 g 

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