Strawberry Cannoli Santas

My ultimate favorite post weight loss surgery dessert are my Strawberry Cannoli. Packed with protein for us but so yummy they get gobbled up by non-ops without out a thought to them being a "healthy" dessert. Here's my holiday version...

Sugarfree Strawberry Dessert Party Christmas Holiday Kid Friendly
Shelly's Strawberry Cannoli Santas

What you need:

12 Large Red Ripe Strawberries, washed
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)

Mix ricotta and Sugar Free Torani syrup together till well combined. Set aside in fridge. Prepare the berries. Cut the hull off the top of the strawberries so they sit flat (that's the bottom.) Cut the tip of the berry off... that's Santa's hat! I hollow a little out of the berry for the cannoli filling to gather.

Strawberry Cannoli Healthy Italian Spoon some cannoli filling onto the berry about a teaspoon or so. Place the tip (hat) on top and spoon a little more filling on the tip of the berry to finish his hat. Give Santa 2 Sugar Free chocolate chip (or raisin, currents, nut) eyes. Viola. Santa Cannoli. This is not really a make ahead dish but they assemble super fast. I'd make it an easier go by having the filling made ahead (up to a day.)

I'll be making a few of these for Santa on Christmas Eve for sure. After all those fattening Christmas cookies he is faced with I'm sure he will appreciate this healthy holiday treat ;)

Healthy Italian Sugarfree SF Italian Dessert Cannolis Cannoli RecipeMy Original Strawberry Cannoli
My Red, White & Blue Patriotic version

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!