Napoleon Cannoli Stacks

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 1 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8 servings


Napoleon Cannoli Stacks are an easy way to make the traditional Italian cookie. Use wonton wrappers and fill with creamy ricotta cheese and Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels. A great favorite for holiday parties! Developed by Julie DeMatteo of Clementon, NJ.


  • 1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 16 wonton wrappers
  • Sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups fresh red raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar


COMBINE ricotta cheese, cream cheese and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in medium bowl. Stir in 1 1/4 cups morsels. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.

HEAT oil in deep skillet over medium heat to 350° F. Fry wonton wrappers, 2 or 3 at a time, until golden brown and crisp, about 30 seconds each side. Drain on paper towels. Dust fried wonton wrappers with some of the powdered sugar. Spread wonton wrappers on waxed paper.

PLACE remaining 3/4 cup morsels and shortening in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on MEDIUM (70%) power for 20 seconds, knead bag to mix. Microwave at additional 10- second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut a small hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle over wonton wrappers.

PLACE raspberries in a food processor or blender. Cover; process or blend until smooth. Strain raspberry puree through a fine sieve. Add 3 tablespoons powdered sugar and stir until dissolved.

TO SERVE, spoon 2 tablespoons of the raspberry sauce on each of 8 dessert plates. Top each with a wonton wrapper, chocolate side up. Top each with about 1/3 cup of the ricotta mixture. Top with remaining wonton wrappers.

Napoleon Cannoli Stacks

by N. Nan , Muskegon, MI on Sep. 2008

Our Italian Family loved these! This is a great fix when regular cannoli shells are not available. I'll make these again.

Big Success

by E. E , HOLLYWOOD, FL on Mar. 2008

I made these for a dinner party we had, and every one love them! They went away wanting more and I have requests to make some more. They were really easy to make and tasted wonderful.

napoleon cannoli stacks

by J. JENNIFER , QUEENSBURY, NY on Feb. 2008

very good..whole family loved this recipe will def make again

Perfect for entertaining

by S. S , HOUSTON, TX on Jan. 2008

I am looking for a Valintine's day dessert so I tried this one out on my bunko group. I cut the wonton wrappers into heart shapes before I fried them (watch them closely) and then continued on to follow the recipe. However we decided that they might be better with a bit of whipped cream on top and a strawberry or pistacio nuts rather than the raspberry since they are supposed to be cannoli. I used marscapone instead of regular cream cheese and added a touch of vanilla as another reviewer suggested. I made the filling a day ahead of time so that the flavors had plenty of time to marry and I think it paid off. There was no texture problem and they tasted great with actually very little cooking as most of it was just assembling the components. I will make this one again.

Napolean Cannoli Stacks

by C. Clementine , REISTERSTOWN, MD on Jan. 2008

This recipe worked up quickly and was very whole family enjoyed it...Will definately add to my dessert list for company! Thanks for another great recipe!

Napoleon Cannoli Stacks

by L. Lorraine , BERLIN, MD on Jan. 2008

I found this recipe on Dec.11,2007 and decided to make it for Christmas Day. It was the best dessert I have ever tasted, and easy to make, It was such a hit I made them again for New Years Day to bring to y Sisters house. I will never buy another connoli in a store again.

great dessert

by J. JOYCE , SALISBURY, MD on Jan. 2008

I made these to have for dessert on New Years Day. So easy to make and a great taste. I made the filling the day before and just before we left for dinner I fried the wontons and they stayed crisp, everyone loved them.

simply wonderful

by T. Tonya , ADEL, GA on Dec. 2007

These make you look like a chef and they really are easy to make once all is assembled.

New Holiday Dessert

by P. Patricia , VANCOUVER, WA on Dec. 2007

I served this to our guests on Christmas Eve and it was a big hit with Friends and Family!

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by K. KATHRYN , JOHNSON CITY, TN on Dec. 2007

Don't know what happened here, but the cannoli filling was not thick enough to use -it was like soup! Even tried to thicken with additional cream cheese and powdered sugar, but that didn't help. Finally had to toss it out and go to plan "B" for Christmas Eve dessert - store bought Baklava. What a waste of time and effort. Disappointed.