Why is this a Foodgasm?You take some cannoli type cream mix it with some coconut, then put them in crunchy little Fillo shells, finish off with toasted coconut and you got yourself a one bite Italian foodgasm!
At first I came up with the idea of canolli bites- to put a twist on the classic and lighten it up a bit. But then I became insanely obsessed with coconut. So then I thought why not make the same kind of recipe, but with coconut?! Tah Dah! A foodgasm was born!
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What you Need2 packages of mini fillo shells (15 shells per package)
1 1/2 cups part skin ricotta cheese
1/4 cup light cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to make it1- Preheat oven to 400˚
2- In a food processor (told you I was obsessed with my food processor) add in the part skim ricotta, cream cheese and powdered sugar. Pulse until well combined. TIP: you may want to drain your ricotta in some cheesecloth before hand, this makes for a thicker cream.
3- Sprinkle in the coconut flakes and pulse to combine.
4- Place Fillo shells into the oven and bake for about 5-8 minutes.
5- OPTIONAL- Put some coconut on that same baking sheet and toast. TIP: Keep a close eye on the coconut, it can go from white to burnt before you know it....ummm yeah I burnt some already beyond recognition, so take it from me, LOL!
6- Spoon cream into cups and sprinkle with toasted coconut. One more option is to add a maraschino cherry on top!
7- BITE IT!