Caramel Pecan Cannoli

Caramel  pecan cannoli are Sicilian style Italian pastries filled with sweetened ricotta  cheese, chopped soft caramel bits and crunchy cinnamon pecans.
Caramel Pecan Cannoli

Caramel Pecan Cannoli

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Caramel Pecan Cannoli is my recipe of the day for Spring Sweets Week.

Caramel Pecan Cannoli

Usually cannoli is filled with sweetened ricotta and maybe a little whipped cream (depending) and some chocolate chips and cherries for those who like.

Being blessed with a supply of pecans from Millican, one of our sponsors, I was quite happy to try them in cannoli  since I had a box of shells on hand. And what better way to enjoy pecans than with caramel? I know we always love caramel around Easter and look for it in the chocolate filled eggs.

This is so simple to make- no baking required. And what with the stay-at-home  order it’s just the two of us, so I can make the filling ahead and just fill the pastries as I need them without waste.

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Caramel  Pecan Cannoli

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Caramel Pecan Cannoli

Filled with cinnamon pecans and chopped caramel, these crunchy desserts are a cinch and  a perfect way to finish up a Friday night pizza dinner.

Thanks to Millican for providing these yummy nibbles!

Millican Pecans

Caramel Pecan Cannoli

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


Shells and Filling:

  • 4 ounce box Alessi cannoli shells contains 6
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces chopped soft caramels Werther's
  • 1/3 cup Millican cinnamon pecans chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 3/4 cup chopped Millican cinnamon pecans
  • powdered sugar
  • caramel ice cream sauce Torani


  • Stir together filling and spoon into shells just prior to serving.
  • Cover ends with chopped pecans.
  • Garnish with sifted powdered sugar and caramel sauce (if desired).


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Keyword no-bake, ricotta cheese
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Caramel Pecan Cannoli

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7 responses

  1. My favorite spring sweet, actually, it’s my favorite sweet of all time, are my walnut tassies. I make them year round! Coming in second for spring would have to be my almond cardamom cake with mascarpone whipped cream! Also, anything with chocolate, marshmallow, and nuts… lol I basically love it all!

  2. What a great way to incorporate the pecans. Loving this recipe. Do you think I could consider cannoli shells and necessity and make a grocery run? I better wait until I need milk and bread. Patience is a virtue.

    • There are recipes for cannoli shells- I just happened to have a box. This would probably also taste good as a spread on something like graham crackers.

  3. My favorite spring treat is banana nut bread. We eat it year round, and it also a year round favorite of mine!!

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